Elektronisk Dansk A. I. Meddelser 107 Nov 07

Elektronisk Dansk A.I.Meddelser 107 Nov 07

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Medlems bidrag til EDAIM er meget velkommen.

Index:

  1. ECCAI-Bulletins 2 & 1

2)AI ALERT

3) 2007 AAAI Man vs. Machine Poker Challenge

4) ACAI-2007

5) ACAL

6) ACII 2007

7) AI at IFIP World Congress 2008

8) AI Communications - New Issue Alert

9) AI-2007 Cambridge December 2007

10) ASP2007 - Answer Set Programming

11) ATVA 2007

12) BIODEVICES-2008

13) Bio-inspired Algorithms for the VRP

14) CAEPIA - Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence

15) CIA 2007

16) Constraint Based Methods for Bioinformatics 2007

17) DASIP Workshop 2007

18) EAIA'07: Summer School on Collective Robotics

19) ECAL07

20) ESM'2007-21st Annual European Simulation and Modelling Conference

21) Evolution Artificielle 07

22) FBTC 2007

23) Feature Issue of IJCIR on PSO

24) GAMEON'2007, November 20-22, 2007, University of Bologna

25) GAMEON-NA 2007

26) GEP Online Bibliography - Update

27) HEALTHINF-2008

28) HIS 2007

30) IDSIA Tenure Track in Intelligent Systems

31) IFIP AI 2008 Milan, Italy, September 2008

33) IICAI-07

34) ICCS '07

35) IMCSIT 2007

36) Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management (KSEM'2007)

37) IROBOT'07 - 2nd Intelligent Robotics Workshop

38) ITSC 2007

39) IJAIT - New Issue Contents

40) IJCIA - New Issue Contents

41) IJPRAI: Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence

42) International AI Associations

43) International Scholarships and Student Exchange Opportunities

44) ISDA 2007

45) IJCAR 2008

46) ISMB/ECCB 2007 - Computational Biology/Bioinformatics

47) ITC2007 - Second International Timetabling Competition

48) Journal of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics

49) Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management (KSEM'2007)

50) LADS'007

51) LION 2 Conference

52) Math and CS Faculty Positions

53) MICAI-2007

54) Nature Inspired Coop. Strategies for Optimization NICSO 2007

55) NRDF uddannelsestilbud

56) NetLogo

57) New AAAI-07 Video Competition

58) New Master in Intelligent Systems in Lugano

59) New Metaheuristics / Stochastic Local Search algorithms

60) PhD student position announcement

61) PhD student position in Swarm Robotics/Intelligence

62) Postdoc Research Associate and PhD Studentships

63) POSTDOCTORAL POSITION - O.R. & TRANSPORTATION

64) Postdoctoral Research Position

65) PyGEP: Gene Expression Programming for Python

66) Questions & Answers about GEP

67) SAT 2007

68) Scandinavian Conference on AI cfp !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

69) SRMED2007 at RoboCup 2007 Venue

70) Scholarpedia entry for Ant Colony Optimization

71) Special Issue on Ant Colony Optimization of Swarms

72) SPN 2007/

73) SSAISB Recruitment Drive

74) Swarm Intelligence: A new journal

75) WSC12: Soft Computing in Computer Graphics (SCCGIV'07)

76) AIPR-08: Call for papers

77) AI Communications - New Issue Alert

78) Ackermann Award 2007

79) ARCS-08

80) BCBGC-08

81) "BMEI 2008 – Sanya, China

82) Book Chapters: Applied Swarm Intelligence

83) book chapters

84) CNN - og Wired

85) Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics

86) CIA 2007 - 11th Int Wshp Cooperative Information Agents

87) Engineering Evolutionary Intelligent Systems

88) FLOPS 2008

89) GAMEON'2007

90) First issue of Swarm Intelligence is online

91) AISB

  1. ECCAI-Bulletins 2 & 1

OUTLINE Bulletin #2, June2007:

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New ECCAI fellows

Dissertation Award

ACAI-07

ECCAI Sponsored conferences

National conferences of ECCAI member societies

IEEE Intelligent systems + AICommunications

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Bulletin #2, June 2007

New ECCAI fellows

9 new ECCAI fellows have been nominated:

- Ernst Dieter Dickmanns

- Marco Dorigo

- David Hoog

- Teuvo Kohonen

- Nada Lavrac

- Carmen Torras

- Linda van der Gaag

- Frank van Harmelen

- Mike Wooldridge

congratulations to each of them!

to get more information on the ECCAI fellows, have a look here : </c/fellows?sort=year>/c/fellows?sort=year

Dissertation award

The 2006 Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award sponsored by ECCAI has been awarded to:<http://people.csail.mit.edu/kersting/>Kristian Kersting, Institute for Computer Science, Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany, for his thesis: "An Inductive Logic Programming Approach to Statistical Relational Learning". Congraltulations to him!

The new diss award is now online at: </diss-award/current.shtml>/diss-award/current.shtml

ECCAI conferences

ACAI-07: August 20-28th 2007, Leuven, Belgium

Last reminder : The 2007 edition of ECCAI's Advanced Course on Artificial Intelligence will be held in Leuven, Belgium, August 20-28. The subject of the

school is "Logic for Artificial Intelligence". The target audience consists of PhD students in the area of Informatics or Computer Science with some background in computational logic, who want to broaden their knowledge of the domain.

For further information, see <http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/%7Edtai/acai/>http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dtai/acai/ or contact <mailto:acai2007@cs.kuleuven.be>acai2007@cs.kuleuven.be.

About travel grants for ACAI, see </travelaw.shtml>/travelaw.shtml

ECAI -08 in Patras (Greece) / 21-25 July 2008

Malik Ghallab is the ECAI-08 program chair.

The important dates concerning paper submissions are the following:

- Paper submission deadline : Feb 25, 2008

- Notification : April 28

- Camera ready papers: May 26

- Conference : July 21st

The University of Patras Conference centre (<http://www.confer.upatras.gr/>http://www.confer.upatras.gr) is situated within the University campus.

For more details: <http://www.ece.upatras.gr/ecai2008/>http://www.ece.upatras.gr/ecai2008 website.

ECAI-10 in Lisbon (Portugal) 

More details later.

ECCAI Sponsored Conferences

AIME 2007 7 - 11 Jul 2007 11th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

 Almende 28-30 Jul 2007 </> Almende Summer School 2007 on Self-Organisation, Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

  RuleML-2007 25-26 Oct 2007 </>International RuleML Symposium on Rule Interchange and Applications, Orlando, Florida (USA)

 ICAI-08  25-28 Aug 2008   International Conference on Advanced Intelligence, Beijing, China

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National Conferences of ECCAI Member Societies

EAIA'07  27 - 31 Aug 2007  <http://eaia07.di.fc.ul.pt/>Summer School on Collective Robotics, Lisbon (Portugal)

AICS07  29 - 31 Aug 2007<p.dit.ie/aics07/> 18th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, Dublin (Ireland)

 AIIA 2007 10 - 13 Sep 2007   <.uniroma2.it/>10th Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Roma (Italy)

 KI-07 10 - 13 Sep 2007  <http://www.ki2007.uos.de/>30th Annual German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Osnabrück (Germany)

 CCIA 2007   25 - 26 Oct 2007  <http://ccia2007.uda.ad/>Desè Congrés Internacional de l'Associació Catalana d'Intelligència Artificial, Andorra (Andorra)

 BNAIC 2007 5 - 6 Nov 2007  <http://www.cs.uu.nl/bnaic2007/>19th Belgian-Dutch Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Utrecht (The Netherlands)

 CAEPIA 2007 12 - 16 Nov 2007 <al.es/>12th Conference of the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence, Salamanca (Spain)

 EPIA'07 3 - 7 Dec 2007 <http://epia2007.appia.pt/>13th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Guimarães (Portugal)

 AI-07   10 - 12 Dec 2007 </ai2007/>27th SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge (England)

ECCAI Journals

- IEEE Intelligent systems </intelligent/>/intelligent/ 

Recommender Systems : Recommendation problems have a long history as a successful AI application area. The interest in such systems has dramatically increased owing to the demand for personalization technologies by large, successful e-commerce applications. This special issue reports on successful implementations and on future research directions in recommender technologies.

Also in this issue: Intelligent Agents, Neuroscience and AI, the Semantic Web, and more

- AI Communications <http://aicom.star.dist.unige.it/>http://aicom.star.dist.unige.it

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Special issue on Model-Based Systems : Volume 20, Number 1 / 2007

Next ECCAI-Bulletin in September 2007

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ECCAI News : new editor-in-chief of AICOMs

ACAI-07

ECAI-08

AIME 2007 + KI'07 + CAEPIA 2007

IEEE Intelligent systems + AICommunications

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Bulletin #1, March 2007:

ECCAI news

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We greatly welcome Enrico Giunchiglia as the new Editor-in-Chief of the journal AI Communications. ECCAI thanks the former editor Toby Walsh for his excellent work and wishes Enrico good luck in his new position.

ECCAI conferences

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ACAI-07: August 20-28th 2007, Leuven, Belgium

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The 2007 edition of ECCAI's Advanced Course on Artificial Intelligence

will be held in Leuven, Belgium, August 20-28. The subject of the

school is "Logic for Artificial Intelligence". The target audience

consists of PhD students in the area of Informatics or Computer Science

with some background in computational logic, who want to broaden their

knowledge of the domain.

The school is a unique opportunity to learn from and interact with some

of the world's most renowned specialists. The programme includes

courses by Marc Denecker, Luc De Raedt, Bernhard Nebel, Marie-Christine

Rousset, Fariba Sadri, Robert Kowalski, Ulrike Sattler, Heiner

Stuckenschmidt and Pascal Van Hentenryck, on such diverse topics as

logic for knowledge representation, logic-based agents, constraint

programming, probabilistic logics and learning, logic for the semantic

web. In addition, students will have the opportunity to present their

own research in a poster session.

The summerschool features an attractive social programme, including

visits to Leuven and a daytrip to Bruges. Leuven is very easily

accessible (15' by train from Brussels Airport) and is

located right in the center of major touristic locations (just a few

hours by train from Paris, London, Amsterdam).

Participation costs will be low, with a registration cost of 350 euro,

lodging opportunities from 29 euro per night, and student restaurants

offering hot meals for 2.4 to 4.5 euro. In addition, ECCAI provides a

limited number of grants.

For further information, see http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dtai/acai/

or contact acai2007@cs.kuleuven.be.

Important dates:

Poster abstract Deadline: May 15, 2007

Notification: May 22, 2007

Early registration Deadline: May 31, 2007

ECAI -08 in Patras (Greece) / 21-25 July 2008

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Malik Ghallab is the ECAI-08 program chair.

The important dates concerning paper submissions are the following:

- Paper submission deadline : Feb 25, 2008

- Notification : April 28

- Camera ready papers: May 26

- Conference : July 21st

The University of Patras Conference centre Singularity Summit: AI and the Future of Humanity.' ... So, why should society take AI seriously now when its promoters have oversold it so far? 'The pendulum has swung too far, and people now underestimate it,' said Thiel, arguing that recent advances in computer hardware, software, cognitive science and computer networking have created a technological primordial ooze. Moreover, these primitive AI systems have already made themselves useful parts of everyday life."

</business/ci_6825396>Venture capitalist: We need to prepare for artificial intelligence. By Elise Ackerman. San Jose Mercury News (September 7, 2007). "In an interview with the Mercury News, [Peter] Thiel discussed why concerns about singularity should be taken seriously. The following is an edited transcript. Q: Artificial intelligence has long been looked at as a preoccupation of technology's wacky fringe. Why? A: AI has been overhyped and under-delivered for at least 30 years. People have been talking about it and it's not been happening. But that doesn't mean that people are always wrong. ... Q: What do people most misunderstand about the idea of singularity? A: I don't think they understand how radically different the world will be in 30 or 40 years, and there are choices that we need to make today to shape the future. ... Q: What kind of danger could singularity pose? A : Technology is not intrinsically good or evil. The questions are what uses it will be put to. Extraordinarily powerful technology could be put to very good or very bad uses. ..."

</BTL/?p=6051>Barney Pell - Pathways to artificial intelligence [podcast interview / 18:34]. Between the Lines blog posting by Dan Farber. (August 29, 2007). "Barney Pell has a passion for artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP). His latest foray into those related fields is Powerset, a search engine that he hopes will challenge Google. He will be speaking, along with other experts in the AI field, at the Singularity Summit 2007, held at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco September 8-9. In this podcast interview, I talked with Pell about his views on AI and how the development of machines smarter than humans will play out in coming decades. ... Pell said that AI entities will get smarter but also humans, via intelligence augmentation, will gain new capabilities."

-> <#listtop>back to headlines

2)AI ALERT

10 May 2007

Welcome to the </aitopics/articles&columns/aialerts.html>AI ALERT, a service from the </>Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, showcasing an eclectic subset from the </aitopics/html/current.html>AI in the news collection in </aitopics/html/welcome.html>AI TOPICS, the AAAI sponsored pathfinder web site. As explained in our </aitopics/html/notices.html>notices & disclaimers, the AI ALERT is intended to keep you informed of news articles published by third parties. The mere fact that a particular item is selected for inclusion does NOT imply that AAAI or AI TOPICS has verified the inf! ormation (articles are offered "</aitopics/html/notices.html#alert>as is") or that there is endorsement of any kind. And because the excerpt may not reflect the overall tenor of the article, nor contain all of the relevant information, you are encouraged to access the entire article.

The Headlines:

<#ap28b>Korea devises "Robot Ethics Charter" - The Korea Herald (plus three related articles)

<#ap29a>Hearts & Minds - The Boston Globe

<#may00a>Games and Their MIT Makers - Technology Review

<#may3a>HAL 9000-Style Machines, K! ubrick's Fantasy, Outwit Traders - Bloomberg (plus one rel! ated art icle)

<#may6x>Bots on The Ground - The Washington Post (plus two related articles)

<#may6d>Deep Blue victory still a milestone 10 years later - The Journal News (plus two related articles)

<#may9c>Robotic research centre for Derry - Press Association (plus two related articles)

<#may10c>Anti-shredder aims to stick spy files back together - news@ (plus three related articles)

The Expansion Slot - <#slot>a few more articles to browse through

From the Deck of the AI News Clipper: <#deck>AAAI-07 AI Video Competition

The Articles:

April 28, 2007: <https://www.koreaherald.co.kr/SITE/data/html_dir/2007/04/28/200704280033.asp>Korea devises "Robot Ethics Charter." By Kim Yoon-mi. The Korea Herald [no longer available to non-subscribers].

"To literally live with robots, that are highly likely to become more intelligent and physically closer to humans in the future, Koreans are devising the world's first robot ethics charter that will prevent robots from doing harm to people, and block humans from taking advantage of robots for unscrupulous purposes, according to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy. Under the civil-government partnership, the Robot Ethics Charter is being drafted by 12 Korean professionals including a government official, robotics professors, psychology experts and medical doctors. The charter will be mainly about! drawing ethical lines on how far robotic technologies can go,! and set ting rules for robot manufacturers and robot users, the ministry said. To science fiction fans, the move to produce a robot ethics charter might remind them of the 'Three Laws of Robotics' presented by U.S. author Isaac Asimov in his book 'Runaround' originally published in 1942. ... However, the Korean robot ethics charter will not introduce regulations like Asimov's book, which offers practical laws for robots, centered more on robot manufacturers and users, according to a member of the charter drafting panel."

Also see:

<http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/podcasts/2007/04/science_weekly_for_april_30.html>Science Weekly Podcast. Hosted by James Randerson, Bobbie Johnson and Ben Green. Guardian Unlimited (April 30, 2007). "We stick with the futuristic theme by discussing artificial intelligence and robot rights and wrongs. Prof Noel! Sharkey tells us about the prevalance of robots in modern-day Britain, while Prof Alan Winfield elaborates more on the ethical dilema of automatons interacting with humans: would you want a robot to look after granny?"

</article/home/53121/>A Robot Code of Ethics - Do unto humans, as you would have them do unto you. Column by Glenn McGee. The Scientist 21(5): 30 (May 2007). "As humans build robots that learn what their owners desire, the dilemma of the robots of Blade Runner emerges: What do humans owe 'purpose-built' machines who begin to reach awareness, or to so resemble awareness that it becomes a selling point?"

</ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=e58202bb-f737-4ba7-a0ad-79e8071a1534>Minding the machines - Amid all the hype about South Korea's proposed robot ch! arter, let's not forget the more important question of whether! robots should assume human roles in the first place. By Ian Kerr. The Ottawa Citizen (May 4, 2007). "When I began my academic career a decade ago, the Uniform Law Conference of Canada commissioned me to conduct a study on the far less ominous but related question of how to deal with computers that purport to negotiate and enter into contracts completely independent from human review or interaction. Without a law resolving this novelty, there was concern that the future of e-commerce was uncertain. In the years since, as Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law and Technology at the University of Ottawa, I have been gearing up for a book project tentatively titled: Minding the Machine -- a dual investigation involving: (i) the AI project of putting minds into machines; (ii) the corollary ethical and legal project of designing appropriate prohibitions and oversight mechanisms to mind those machines. Until the silicon hits the sidewalk, I remain doubtful whether South Korea's Robot E! thics Charter will match the media hype that it has received. (One author went so far as to style it a 'Hippocratic oath for androids.') My skepticism about all of this lies mainly in the subtext. Talk about burying the lede! In my view, the South Korean agenda has little to do with machine intelligence or roboethics proper. Once you sniff your way through the subterfuge of South Korea's Jetson-esque utopia, you will see that there are two very traditional drivers underlying all of this. ... I am concerned about robotic laws, charters and other sleight-of-hand that have the potential to misdirect us from the actual domains of ethics and social justice."

-> <#listtop>back to headlines

April 29, 2007: </news/education/higher/articles/2007/04/29/hearts__m!

inds/>Hearts & Minds - Since Plato, scholars have drawn a! clear d istinction between thinking and feeling. Now science suggests that our emotions are what make thought possible. By Jonah Lehrer. The Boston Globe ().

"Just over 50 years ago, a group of brash young scholars at an MIT symposium introduced a series of ideas that would forever alter the way we think about how we think. In three groundbreaking papers, including one on grammar by a 27-year-old linguist named Noam Chomsky, the scholars ignited what is now known as the cognitive revolution, which was built on the radical notion that it is possible to study, with scientific precision, the actual processes of thought. The movement eventually freed psychology from the grip of behaviorism, a scientific movement popular in America that studied behavior as a proxy for understanding the mind. ... 'Because we subscribed to this false ideal of rational, logical thought, we diminished the importance of everything else,' said Marvin Minsky, a professor at ! MIT and pioneer of artificial intelligence. 'Seeing our emotions as distinct from thinking was really quite disastrous.' ... From its inception, the cognitive revolution was guided by a metaphor: the mind is like a computer. We are a set of software programs running on 3 pounds of neural hardware. And cognitive psychologists were interested in the software. The computer metaphor helped stimulate some crucial scientific breakthroughs. It led to the birth of artificial intelligence and helped make our inner life a subject suitable for science. For the first time, cognitive psychologists were able to simulate aspects of human thought. At the seminal MIT symposium, held on Sept. 11, 1956, Herbert Simon and Allen Newell announced that they had invented a 'thinking machine' -- basically a room full of vacuum tubes -- capable of solving difficult logical problems. (In one instance, the machine even improved on the work of Bertrand Russell.) ... But the computer metaphor was mislea! ding, at least in one crucial respect. Computers don't have fe! elings. Feelings didn't fit into the preferred language of thought. Because our emotions weren't reducible to bits of information or logical structures, cognitive psychologists diminished their importance. ... This new science of emotion has brought a new conception of what it means to think, and, in some sense, a rediscovery of the unconscious."

-> <#listtop>back to headlines

May/June 2007: </article/18678/>Games and Their MIT Makers - Participatory games advance education. By Nancy Duvergne Smith. Technology Review.

"The best modern video and online games do more than entertain. They also teach--and give players a say in how they learn. MIT is a pioneer in this participatory, games-toˇeducate approach, with a growing number of faculty and alumni leading the field. And students interested in this kin! d of gaming can tap MIT's academic strengths, such as artificial intelligence, as well as industry savvy right on campus. MIT is bolstering the educational value of games. The Education Arcade, a joint initiative between Comparative Media Studies (CMS) and the MIT Teacher Education Program is demonstrating the potential of video games that are fun to play and involve academic skills. ... The history of computer-based games at MIT begins with the legendary invention of Spacewar in 1961 by members of the Tech Model Railroad Club, led by Stephen Russell '60, SM '62, EE '66. Another educational-gaming pioneer was Seymour Papert, a mathematician and artificial-intelligence researcher who, in the late 1960s, broke new ground in computer-based learning with Logo, the first programming language for children. ... As the industry swells--Americans now spend $7 billion annually on retail video games--MIT alumni are making an impact. "

-> <#listtop>back to headl! ines

! May 3, 2007: </apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=amK25dKbMrhQ&refer=news>HAL 9000-Style Machines, Kubrick's Fantasy, Outwit Traders. By Jason Kelly. . / also available from the International Herald Tribune's Marketplace by Bloomberg (</articles/2007/05/03/business/bxdata.php>Computer scientists working on machines that can match Wall Street traders; May 4, 2007) / and the Edmonton Journal (</edmontonjournal/news/business/story.html?id=d0d1c2d3-ff57-40ba-993b-ba0eb4f69aab>Tomorrow's stock traders may be computers; May 8, 2007).

"Way up in a New York skyscraper, inside the headquarters of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., Michael Kearns is trying to teach a computer to do something other machines can't: think like a Wall Street trader. ... The programs they're writing are designed to sift through billions of trades and spot subt! le patterns in world markets. Kearns, a computer scientist who has a doctorate from Harvard University, says the code is part of a dream he's been chasing for more than two decades: to imbue computers with artificial intelligence, or AI. ... A third of all U.S. stock trades in 2006 were driven by automatic programs, or algorithms, according to Boston-based consulting firm Aite Group LLC. By 2010, that figure will reach 50 percent, according to Aite. AI proponents say their time is at hand. Vasant Dhar, a former Morgan Stanley quant who teaches at New York University's Stern School of Business in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, is trying to program a computer to predict the ways in which unexpected events, such as the sudden death of an executive, might affect a company's stock price. Uptown, at Columbia University, computer science professor Kathleen McKeown says she imagines building an electronic Warren Buffett that would be able to answer just about any kind of investing ! question. ... One day, a subfield of AI known as machine learn! ing, Kea rns's specialty, may give computers the ability to develop their own smarts and extract rules from massive data sets. Another branch, called natural language processing, or NLP, holds out the prospect of software that can understand human language, read up on companies, listen to executives and distill what it learns into trading programs. ... Rex Macey, director of equity management at Wilmington Trust Corp. in Atlanta, says computers can mine data and see relationships that humans can't. Quantitative investing is on the rise, and that's bound to spur interest in AI, says Macey.... AI proponents are positioning themselves to become Wall Street's hyperquants."

Also see: </2007/05/01/magazines/fortune/kurzweil.fortune/index.htm?section=money_mostpopular>The smartest futurist on Earth - If legendary inventor Ray Kurzweil is right, the future will be a lot brighter - and weirder ! - than you think. By Brian O'Keefe. Fortune Magazine [May 14, 2007 issue] / currently available from (May 2, 2007). "[Ray] Kurzweil is an inventor whose work in artificial intelligence has dazzled technological sophisticates for four decades. ... When Kurzweil isn't giving keynote addresses or reading obscure peer-review journals, he's raising money for his new hedge fund, FatKat (Financial Accelerating Transactions from Kurzweil Adaptive Technologies). Being a hedge fund manager may seem an odd pursuit for an expert in artificial intelligence, but to Kurzweil it's perfectly natural. ... The magic that has enabled all his innovations has been the science of pattern recognition - and what is the financial market, he postulates, but a series of patterns? ... By 2027, he predicts, computers will surpass humans in intelligence; by 2045 or so, we will reach the Singularity, a moment when technology is advancing so rapidly that 'strictly biological' humans will ! be unable to comprehend it. ... But a number of his prediction! s have h ad a funny way of coming true. Back in the 1980s he predicted that a computer would beat the world chess champion in 1998 (it happened in 1997) and that some kind of worldwide computer network would arise and facilitate communication and entertainment (still happening)."

-> <#listtop>back to headlines

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