Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 21st Feb 2007 17:07 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Artificial Intelligence has been at the center of any geek's dream for years. One of the projects that's closer to true AI is Cyc. The open source version of the commercial Cyc product is called OpenCyc and it reached v1.0 status last year. Their mission is to grow both the Cyc & OpenCyc ontology and knowledge base -- even if they are not directly affiliated with Cycorp (the original creators of the Cyc technology). The answers to our mini-interview are provided by project members Mark Baltzegarm, John De Oliveira and Brad Bouldin.
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Google Video Link
by lorahpj on Fri 23rd Feb 2007 14:56 UTC
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2007-02-23

Eugenia posted the link to the Cyc and Opencyc website, but there's an excellent video at Google Video with an overview of the project, accomplishments to date, approach, etc. This presentation was done by Doug Lenat the founder of the project.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7704388615049492068

Taking an incremental approach, instead of taking on writing an OS based on a natural language interface, I think the "common sense" logic in OpenCyc could really help a project like the on-again/off-again object based filesystems like WinFS (formerly the Cairo file system) or Gnome Storage.
http://www.gnome.org/~seth/storage/

This might be a good place to start as it probably could be used to facilitate indexing and searching.

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