Canadian Newspapers Feature Andrew Gordon’s Blog Mining Research

Published: March 22, 2010
Category: News

A story published in several Canadian daily newspapers explains the blog mining research being done by ICT research associate professor Andrew Gordon. The story reports that Gordon aims to archive every English-language personal story blog entry posted online in hopes of using this vast database to teach artificial-intelligence computers about real life.  According to the report, Gordon believes this “narration of the mundane” is the best way to teach computers the common sense knowledge about everyday life that comes naturally to humans but is extremely difficult for artificial intelligence to grasp. “The opportunity there is one that we’ve never had before as a research community,” he says. “I think it will radically change a lot of our theories, a lot of our understanding of social life and daily life.”
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