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Holding a mirror to artificial intelligence

June 23, 2010

Assessing the human computer.

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Elementary, my dear Watson

June 17, 2010

In a pleasant surprise, the NYT Magazine has published an excellent article on artificial intelligence. What's more, it appears to be the first in a series. The article is well-written and accessible; it doesn't delve with any of the math, just the inspirations for and results of the AI procedures. It really speaks to the […]

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April 27, 2009

I have been doing some research on text analysis, in particular on extracting sentiment in the absence of context (a la Twitter).  Among all the theory, I came across the following joke which I think really captures the complexity of any natural language processing (not that it prevents us from trying): A linguistics professor was […]

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