addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscontroller-playcrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1light-bulblinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonprintShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Can We Talk? — Conversational Agents Hit the Web

  • May 7, 2014 · 6:30 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

HuffPost Code is having a meetup next week that I think a lot of people in this group would be interested in, so I'm cross-listing it. 

What does it take to create an AI agent capable of holding up its end of a free-form conversation? Bill DeSmedt, author, engineer and AI researcher/practitioner will begin this event with an overview of the component technologies involved with AI – parsing, discourse management, knowledge representation and reasoning, knowledge-base authoring, and language generation.

Following that introduction, Bill will turn over the virtual podium to several artificially intelligent conversational agents of his own creation for a demo. Chief among them will be "Nietzsche," portraying the AI character from Bill’s new technothriller DUALISM. One AI impersonating another, so to speak.

Audience Q&A — including questions for the AIs themselves — will be actively encouraged.

Drinks and snacks will be served at 6:30pm, the demo and discussion will begin at 7:00pm.

Bill DeSmedt lives by his wits and his words, as -- a Fortune 50 management consultant, an AI researcher/practitioner, an ontologist/knowledge engineer, and, in his copious spare time, a novelist. Bill draws on this checkered career history in penning his “Archon Sequence” technothrillers: cult-classic Singularity (2004), Dualism (appearing May 13th), and, next up, Triploidy. Bill writes from an aerie overlooking Milford PA, a town whose rich literary/philosophical tradition furnishes an inexhaustible source of inspiration.

Join or login to comment.

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy