Archive for August, 2010

Secrets of the swarm

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Swarm intelligence describes artificial intelligence systems where collective behavior of simple causes coherent solutions or patterns to emerge. Examples of systems studied by swarm intelligence are colonies of ants and termites, schools of fish, flocks of birds, herds of land animals. Read how ants, bees – or other colonies – can help improve solving complex problems (via economist.com).

World Finance features an article on ai-one inc.

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

World Finance, a leading financial magazine, features an in depth article about ai-one inc., the technology and its applications. Read more about the ai-one approach.

Brain wiring: More network than pyramid

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Until now, it is thought that the brain has a top down structure – like a company. However, in a new study, brain circuits were traced. These circuits turned out to look like a distributed network, rather like the Internet. Read more on how the brain is wired (bbc.co.uk).

Biologically inspired robots

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Dennis Hong, director of RoMeLa and his team work to infuse robots with artificial intelligence. In this video, Dennis Hong introduces seven all-terrain robots, that walk and climb over different surfaces and adapt their gait accordingly.

Humans can mind meld too

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

“My mind to your mind… my thoughts to your thoughts…” Remember how Spock chanted these words to initiate a mind meld? Humans can do this too, when two people “click” in a conversation. That is according to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Brain scans of a speaker and listener showed their neural activity synchronizing during storytelling. The stronger their reported connection, the closer the coupling. Read more on www.scientificamerican.com.