Thursday - my turn in the barrel. I did a pretty simple talk on Benchmarks and how far we've come in the past 25 years when Dr. Miranker first got them started. Yep, first up at 0830 followed by Dr. Charles Forgy (inventor of Rete, Rete 2, Rete III and Rete-NT) at 0930 talking on just why the benchmarks worked like they do and why most are pure junk and how to modify so that they run properly. Then he was followed by Charles Young of Solid Soft who spoke on the trust value of Applied AI. Finally, just before lunch, Dr. Doug Lenat of Cycorp presented a really great talk on Cyc, a program on which he has been working for the past 30 years. I felt like a real groupie today.
After lunch Kenny Shi of eBay gave his presentation on Emotional Business Rules. Then it was "Old Home Week" when Rob Rossi (formerly of Neuron Data and one of my running mates at Norwest Bank in Des Moines back in 1998) gave a neat presentation on what they are doing at XTOR to do AI in the Cloud. What a neat idea!
The final two presentations were by Dr. Jacob Feldman of Open Rules who spoke on Constraint Programming and Dr. Wolfgang Laun who followed his boot camp with Reasoning on XML Data. What a great day!!! All in all, if you weren't here today, you missed a great time.
Who stole my spring?? - After a nice 20C degrees day yesterday, I woke up this morning to this:
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