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Large Computational Linguistics community is going to be created in Latin America
Created in 2010 by NAACL Executive Board, Emerging Regions Fund is intended to assist the creation of a larger and more cohesive Computational Linguistics community in Latin America, and to enhance more regional interactions among students and researchers anywhere in the Americas.
We now plan to develop the chatbot further, making extensive enhancements to its capabilities and tailoring it to a particular persona that will be launched as a web avatar in late 2011 or early 2012. The enhanced chatbot will be the first such product to be launched by our subsidiary company which is being set up to capitalize on our chatbot’s capabilities.
We are looking for an experienced programmer to join our small team. The software enhancements will all be specified by our in-house linguistics expert who has been responsible for creating the intelligence currently exhibited by the chatbot. For this reason it is not essential for applicants to have any previous experience of chatbot programming.
Showtime! First ever man vs machine Jeopardy! competition: Humans against computer contest Watson by IBM
Jeopardy! competition is a popular US quiz show featuring trivia in various topics (history, literature, the arts, pop culture, science, sports, geography, wordplay, etc.), broadcasted since 1964. The show has a unique answer-and-question format in which contestants are presented with clues in the form of answers, and they must phrase their responses in form of a question.
From 14-16 February 2011 the first ever man vs. machine Jeopardy competition will be held. Human competitors will fight against Watson, a supercomputer that extracts knowledge from enormous amounts of data at a much faster rate than human beings or any other computer system is capable of.
AT&T introduced Kate, a Virtual Expert, to the company's award-winning AT&T BusinessDirect Premier Store.
Kate is a virtual customer-service representative created to help people visiting the AT&T Premier Store. The Premier Store is where AT&T Business Customers and Individual Responsibility Users can manager their accounts and shop online for great deals on the latest wireless devices, plans and accessories.