AIC Seminar Series
JANUS: A Ubiquitous Personal Assistant for the Post-Wired World
|Richard J Waldinger||Aritificial Intelligence Center, SRI International||[Home Page]|
|David L Martin||Aritificial Intelligence Center, SRI International||[Home Page]|
|Mark Pendrith||SRI International|
Date: Thursday October 25, 2001 at 16:00
Location: EJ228 (Directions)
JANUS knows where I am. It knows my address
book, calendar, and to-do list. Through the
Web, it can access maps, traffic reports,
and public schedules of events. It can check
GPS units, web cams, and other sensors. It
can produce and understand spoken language.
It can perform inferences to answer questions,
solve problems, and warn of potential
Can your Palm Pilot do that?
A preliminary demo will be given.
Mark Pendrith has a background in Machine
Learning, in particular the application of
Reinforcement Learning to partially
observable domains. His theoretical research
has been applied to control problems in
autonomous robotics, and more recently he
has been working on applications within
pervasive computing. He currently serves,
with David Martin, as co-champion for SRIs
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