Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Media Tech in the News for the Week of Oct. 16, 2011 [VID] - Siri Duet

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This week...

Apple, Siri and Artificial Intelligence -- A Duet With Siri (iPhone 4s Song)

Artificial intelligence (AI) is "the intelligence of machines and the branch of computer science that aims to create it. AI textbooks define the field as 'the study and design of intelligent agents' where an intelligent agent is a system that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chances of success" (Wikipedia).

Is Siri AI?  Or is it just speech recognition?  Difference?

What do you see in the future for such technology?  What is the future of AI and media tech?

More on Apple and Steve Jobs...

In Other News...

  • How Twitter Tracks the Spread of Disease in Real Time (Mashable)
  • The 99% (The Daily Show) - Jump to about 1:30 into the clip.
    • "The People’s Microphone: Bullhorns and microphones are not allowed at Zuccotti Park. Instead, Occupy Wall Street demonstrators addressing the crowd say “mic check,” giving everyone else the cue to loudly repeat short segments of whatever the speaker says so others farther away can hear (

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