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Bootstrapped Learning

Principal Investigator:  Michael A. Freed

Mailing address:
AI Center
SRI International
333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3493

AIC Program:  Radar

   Project Description

The Bootstrapped Learning program seeks to make instructable computing a reality. The "electronic student" will learn from a human teacher who uses spoken language, gestures, demonstration, and many other methods one would find in a human mentored relationship. Furthermore, it will build upon learned concepts and apply that knowledge across different fields of study. Embedding BL technology in computing systems will eliminate the need for trained programmers in many practical settings, significantly accelerating human-machine instruction, and making possible on-the-fly upgrades by domain experts rather than computer experts. Target applications include a variety of field-trainable military systems, such as human-instructable unmanned aerial vehicles. However, BL technology is being developed and tested against a portfolio of training tasks across very diverse domains, thus it can be applied to any programmable, automated system. As such systems have become ubiquitous, and their operation inaccessible to the layperson, there is also the strong prospect of societal adoption and benefit.

   Personnel

Name Title E-mail
Garvey, Thomas D Associate Director
Janarthanan, Sarala Software Engineer
OReilly, Ciaran Senior Computer Scientist
Shen, Jiaying Computer Scientist

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