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Apr 12

Exploring AI Architectures for Theme Parks

Using AI for AI: Exploring AI Architectures and Frameworks for Authentic Interactions in Theme Parks Full Deck here PDF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WD5mhDfz01TvE7GwfuU483PMaY499Vfu/view?usp=sharing   • “Animate” Characters •Conversations •Continuity •Emotion & Identity • Content •Stories.  Moments.  Connections. •Frameworks for ‘day long interactions’ • Personalization •Sensemaking systems “know you” •Flavors of people.  •Role playing and Fantasy.  Imagine. • Brand Amplification •Surface more characters (e.g. MCU) •Monetization options • Venue / Crowd Management •Dynamic...

by Ryan Anderson

April 12, 2018
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Mar 27

IBM Virtual Voice Creator - Character Voices

IBM Virtual Voice Creator - Character Voices https://ivva-tts.sl.haifa.il.ibm.com/design   The IBM Virtual Voice Creator takes Text-To-Speech (TTS) synthesis technology to the next level, letting enterprise customers and users create unique voice personas on-demand in a fast and easy way. The IBM Virtual Voice Creator lets you automatically create a voiceover for a multi-character game, animation or educational video, without the hassle of hiring voice actors and audio recording studios. http://www.research.ibm.com/haifa/dep... "The beta-service is available until Aug 10, 2018"      

by Ryan Anderson

March 27, 2018
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Mar 13

Not what you say, but HOW you say it

Beyond Verbal’s API analyzes the ACOUSTIC traits of utterances http://www.beyondverbal.com/api/ kicking tires below my GH repo with test files here:  https://github.com/rustyoldrake/call_center_instrumentation_analytics   * Sadness/Uncertainty/Boredom * Anger/Dislike/Stress * Neutral * Happiness/Enthusiasm/Friendliness * Warmth/Calmness A key indicator of a speaker’s emotional state during the analyzed voice section, ranging from anger, sadness and neutrality to happiness and warmth Valence is a variable which ranges from negativity to positivity. When listening to a person talk,...

by Ryan Anderson

March 13, 2018
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Feb 15

Six Thinking Hats Classifier? Character Cartridge?

Six distinct directions are identified and assigned a color. The six directions are: Managing Blue – what is the subject? what are we thinking about? what is the goal? Can look at the big picture. Information White – considering purely what information is available, what are the facts? Emotions Red – intuitive or instinctive gut reactions or statements of emotional feeling (but not any justification). Discernment Black – logic applied to identifying reasons to be cautious and conservative. Practical, realistic. Optimistic response Yellow – logic applied to identifying benefits, seeking harmony...

by Ryan Anderson

February 15, 2018
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Feb 07

Improve Learning Outcomes for Spectrum Edge Learners

Identifying Knowledge Milestones to Improve Learning Outcomes for Spectrum Edge Learners PUBLIC SAFE   Overview The current education system is primarily focused on the approximately 85-90% of students who are typical learners, and who respond well to typical curricula.  Many students do not fit into this category – the “spectrum learners”; they include:   · Variety of students on the Autism Spectrum (~2%) who need a more nuanced approach · Gifted students (~6%) bored under-challenged, leading to a failure to thrive to potential · Other Students with atypical learning styles, failing to thrive...

by Ryan Anderson

February 07, 2018
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Jan 24

Emerging Technologies in Media & Entertainment

Conversation Starters: Emerging Technologies in Media & Entertainment I've been having more and more conversations that touch on the intersection of Media and Entertainment; and emerging technologies like Augmented Reality and AI in Digital Humans. I jotted down a few 'conversation starters' - thought I'd share them. And a caveat - I'm not a domain expert on below (I'm not sure any exist) - but rather a curious explore.   Evolution of Storytelling: Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality & First/Shift Person Storytelling is Evolving - Within Media and Entertainment,...

by Ryan Anderson

January 24, 2018
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Sep 28 2017

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution   Some nice brain stretching perspectives on the Fourth Industrial Revolution- on how we humans connect and engage with each other:  "The possibilities of billions of people connected by mobile devices, with unprecedented processing power, storage capacity, and access to knowledge, are unlimited. And these possibilities will be multiplied by emerging technology breakthroughs in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, and...

by Ryan Anderson

September 28, 2017
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Sep 27 2017

KNA - Knowledge Nexus Arrays

Encoding Ideas:  Go Long with KNA   There are many different ways that we might ENCODE IDEAS and knowledge- in particular, complex ideas.   Words, images, knowledge graphs, etc.. But been thinking lately about taking high-dimensional information and knowledge, and lowering the dimensionality of it.  REALLY lowering it- i.e. down to a 1 dimensional string.   So what if we look to our own DNA for inspiration?    DNA encodes an enormous amount of information, and(arguably)"embedded knowledge" for how our biological selves can best survive.  The DNA structure allows the 3 billion base...

by Ryan Anderson

September 27, 2017
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Sep 26 2017

Emotion is Energy

Emotion is Energy We humans are social creatures and we radiate emotion.    Literally.   We consider our delightful children with beaming personalities who have a positive influence on each other.  Bright students with brilliant ideas and magnetic personality.   We know that bold ideas can be shocking.  Laughter is infectious, and that a few choice words of anger and hatred can chill the atmosphere in a room – or ignite a national conversation.    The etymology of emotion comes from emovere: to move out and agitate.   As our human tribe continues to grow(nearly 10 billion people by 2050) we...

by Ryan Anderson

September 26, 2017
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Sep 13 2017

The Davos Dashboard: Crafting a Thought Experiment - Part 1

Lofty Goals from the Mountaintop   Every year, the World Economic Forum(WEF) hosts a meeting of global political and business leaders at a very posh ski resort in Switzerland.    Davos   The World Economic Forum is a nonprofit foundation with the mission of" improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas"     In the crisp mountain air, lofty goals are discussed by the nearly 3000 men and women that make up this group of global elites.  Their ranks include heads of state, CEOs,...

by Ryan Anderson

September 13, 2017
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Aug 21 2017

Random Thoughts: Non-linear Storytelling and Non-Deterministic Experiences

Random Thoughts: Non-linear Storytelling and Non-Deterministic Experiences(Brain Dump Warning)   I watched Cloud Atlas a few nights ago, and have been chatting with my friend over the last few months about his experience with Prolog(first used in 1972); Prolog is a general purpose logic programming language associated with artificial intelligence and computational linguistics. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prolog;  I’ve also been doing a lot of thinking about how to create Emotionally Intelligent bots/ avatars that don't suck.  Good personalities, but also good experiences, which involves...

by Ryan Anderson

August 21, 2017
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Jul 31 2017

Intersections of ID Ego, SuperEgo && PID, AIGo, SuperAIGo

PID, AIGo, SuperAIGo   By 2050, if even half of the technological breakthroughs happen in Brain Computer Interface that are being explored today, what might a highly integrated human-BCI-AIBot look like?  And how will people describe the intersections between human consciousness-knowledge-ideas and the same ideas at or across a Fuzzy Edge?    Whether it's from the more invasive neural-lace, or the less invasive fNIRS(functional near infrared spectroscopy)- it seems quite likely within a few decades we're going to continue to get more integrated.   This interconnection got me thinking-...

by Ryan Anderson

July 31, 2017
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Jun 24 2017

Cognitive Extenders - Julia's Mind Palace

For a few months, I’ve been thinking about Cognitive Enhancement, Cognitive Extenders and Neural Prosthetics.  The broad theme of how technology can augment human abilities- and amply human potential. A few other blogs here. But before we dig in, a bit of background on the terminology… Neural Prosthetics: Neural prostheses are mechanisms that can substitute a motor, sensory or cognitive modality that has been damaged or underdeveloped. E.g. with a brain injury, dementia or autism. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroprosthetics   Or put another way, computers, chips and code connected to human...

by Ryan Anderson

June 24, 2017
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Jun 10 2017

Composing Cognitive Agents - Patterns

Composing Cognitive Agents- Patterns Since I posted on Cognitive Wingman in December, I’ve been doing some thinking about how to compose effective cognitive agents, and where to start from a pattern and architecture perspective.  This is for systems going beyond rifle shot use cases – and mimicking emotional intelligence.   The simple image below distills much of it down.  The key ingredients necessary for it all to come together and have a useful, engaging, and believable avatar(or if you prefer, cognitive enabled agent)   KNOWLEDGE/CORPUS(Brains) – Knowledge.  This is actually the easy part...

by Ryan Anderson

June 10, 2017
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Jun 08 2017

Cognitive Extenders: Tim Urban Article

Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future- by Tim Urban http://waitbutwhy.com/2017/04/neuralink.html Superb"Big PIcture" look at some industry leaders and big thinkers...(Love his Unpretentious writing style, and humble-art)  

by Ryan Anderson

June 08, 2017
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Jun 06 2017

Method of Loci - Benefits of Translating a Mind Palace to AR/VR

The Method of Loci- Using Cognitive Extenders to Enable and Capture   As mentioned in one of the opportunity classes in my February blog here: https://dreamtolearn.com/ryan/cognitivewingman/3- Cognitive Extenders can include use of the Method of Loci.   Per Wikipedia"The method of loci( loci being Latin for"places") is a method of memory enhancement which uses visualizations with the use of spatial memory, familiar information about one's environment, to quickly and efficiently recall information. The method of loci is also known as the memory journey, memory palace, or mind...

by Ryan Anderson

June 06, 2017
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May 25 2017

A Billion Dollar Thought Experiment: National Cognitive Wingman

A Billion Dollar Thought Experiment: National Cognitive Wingman   The US Economy’s GDP according to Wikipedia is$18 trillion – that’s trillion with a “T” – thousands of billions.  Massive.   Now let’s imagine if we could create a machine, accessible to the numerous stewards of the US Economy, that would be SYNOPTIC and HOLISTIC – providing a solution to help them make better decisions, manage risk, collaborate with each other – and generally be better stewards.   We consider:   COST BENEFIT – the system would not be cheap to build and operate.  But it would also offer, if it worked, sizable...

by Ryan Anderson

May 25, 2017
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May 24 2017

Harry Potter Sorting Hat 2.0 – Brain Gain

Harry Potter Sorting Hat 2.0 – Brain Gain   This article describes an idea for expanding the Harry Potter Sorting Hat hack, from verbal signal input, to also include EEG brain signals, to assign Harry Potter house.   Some background- a couple of years ago I built a Harry Potter sorting hat powered by IBM Watson Speech to Text and Natural Language Classifier http://www.businessinsider.com/real-life-harry-potter-sorting-hat-uses-watson-2016-6   instructions for a simple version here: https://dreamtolearn.com/ryan/r_journey_to_watson/49   the ground truth for the NLC is here: https://github...

by Ryan Anderson

May 24, 2017
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May 21 2017

"Thought Controlled" Electric Wheelchair

FIRST TEST: "Thought Controlled" Electric Wheelchair I was curious if, in a day, I could hack together a system that could use brain electrical signals to control a vehicle...   This is similar to what IBMer Josh Carr did to do a thought controlled BB8 droid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-4mp_e5v4A.   Video below is first test.  System needs a little damping- and I think I may need to increase my midichlorians- - but the basics are in place.       First Test of the EEG Sensor Signals Controlling the Electric Wheelchair My driving sucks, but i'm also on my third glass of wine...

by Ryan Anderson

May 21, 2017
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Apr 30 2017

Exploring Design Patterns – Enterprise AR/VR Solutions

Exploring ideas around Design Patterns(meta-use cases) for Enterprise AR/VR     Decision Support Help humans summon and engage data to help with decisions.   Consumer: high-value feature rich options(home decorating, automobile) helps buyers compare& understand(see) options.  ERP/ Strategic:  Executives with data-on-demand, verbal command& control BI ERP integrations. Shared visualizations   Cognitive Extenders Help executives and innovators reduce cognitive load and extend cognitive range.  Better reasoning, recall, decision support, social navigation& connection making. Context...

by Ryan Anderson

April 30, 2017
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Feb 03 2017

Leveraging Cognitive for Disability Use Cases

Exploring a Framework for Leveraging Cognitive& Technology to help individuals with Disabilities   Opportunity Classes: COGNITIVE WINGMAN-> Autism Spectrum and Social Disorders>  Real time buddy helping people navigate life and social COMPREHEND& CLARIFY CONTENT-> Helping to surface signal and distill information LEARNING& COGNITIVE EXTENDERS-> Helping create connections and amplify abilities- Loci VISION AUGMENT-> Using Cognitive/ Cloud to help people with visual impairments better see/understand the world around them HEARING AUGMENT-> Help hearing impaired...

by Ryan Anderson

February 03, 2017
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Dec 21 2016

Reflections

2016 Retrospective Happy Holidays!   With Emails slowing to a trickle, and a few more days online before a trip to the Ski Hills-'tis the season for catching up on blogs!  In 2016 I had the opportunity to chat with people at work and non-work events about how quickly things are evolving in AI and Cognitive.   In 2016 – the Cognitive Wingman idea was very resonant with people(especially when I mimed the little feller on my shoulder).  Whether it’s aerospace, marketing, communications or AR/VR – people understood the amazing potential of their own “Personal Jarvis” to engage and help.   My...

by Ryan Anderson

December 21, 2016
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Dec 20 2016

Cognitive Wingman: Never Walk Alone

Your Cognitive Companion We are currently passing through the era of Siri, Cortana and Alexa- and evolving to the next generation of Cognitive/AI powered assistants.   These more advanced assistants will serve their human companions to help them navigate all aspects of personal and professional life. The Cognitive Wingman is a more sophisticated, emotionally intelligent and socially aware cognitive assistant to help the user best navigate life.    Your Cognitive Wingman...         ... Never Walk Alone     

by Ryan Anderson

December 20, 2016
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About the Author

Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Berkeley, California

Hi! I like to play with data, analytics and hack around with robots and gadgets in my garage. Lately I've been learning about machine learning.

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