[AI Seminar] AI Lunch -- Andrew Moore -- November 15

Ellen Vitercik vitercik at cs.cmu.edu
Mon Nov 14 11:18:32 EST 2016

This is a reminder that this talk is tomorrow, November 15th, at noon in
NSH 3305.

On Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 2:11 PM, Ellen Vitercik <vitercik at cs.cmu.edu> wrote:

> Hi all,
> We look forward to seeing you this Tuesday, November 15th, at noon in NSH
> 3305 for AI lunch. To learn more about the seminar and lunch, please visit
> the AI Lunch webpage <http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~aiseminar/>.
> On Tuesday, Andrew Moore <http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~awm/>, Dean of the SCS
> at CMU, will give a talk. The talk description is below.
> TOKeN: The Open Knowledge Network:
> Creating the Semantic Information Infrastructure for the Future
> RV Guha, Schema.org; Andrew Moore (Presenting), Carnegie Mellon University
> Motivation
> Natural interfaces to large knowledge structures have the potential to
> impact science, education and business to an extent comparable to the WWW.
> We are already seeing the first wave of this in consumer services such as
> Siri, Cortana and Alexa. But these services are limited in their scope of
> knowledge, not open to direct access or contributors beyond their corporate
> firewalls, and can only answer relatively limited questions in their
> business areas.  We now have the technology and know how to expand to
> thousands of new topic areas and many more useful classes of questions, if
> we mount an open effort to build a national or international knowledge
> graph.
> The architecture should allow people to encode knowledge for their topics
> of interest and be able to hook them into the larger network, without
> having to go through gatekeepers (such as Google or Apple).
> Once this knowledge is encoded, access to this should not be restricted to
> a small priesthood of SQL or other programmatic interface users. There will
> be a wide range of interfaces, including natural language interfaces,
> graphical interfaces and visualizations which no one has even invented
> yet.  Developers will be able to independently create more sophisticated
> programs for answering queries, providing summaries that help regular
> people make decisions in their lives.
> This talk will summarize a discussion between a set of academics, internet
> companies and government agencies and go through the questions of "why
> now", "haven't we all tried this before", "what are the first steps the
> nation could take here", and "what exactly is it that we're proposing here?"
> This is not fully baked and so I will leave plenty of time for feedback
> and discussion.
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