MIT's Open Mind Commonsense Project

Posted 28 Nov 2005 at 02:12 UTC by The Swirling Brain Share This

MIT has started The Open Mind Commonsense Project for gathering information on all the common sense stuff that humans know. Intelligence has a lot to do with knowledge and wisdom which is stuff computers usually lack. To help out, MIT created a database for adding human commonsense into a database by getting humans to input sentences over the web that relate to another sentence. To help out, you can login to their website and share your commonsense knowledge and wisdom to put into their database. Who knows, maybe someday robots may actually have some smarts and you could be the one to give it to them!

deja-vu, posted 28 Nov 2005 at 12:44 UTC by c6jones720 » (Master)

Didnt they do the same thing a while back to create a bot that understood natural language? Whatever happened to that?

Cyc, posted 28 Nov 2005 at 16:20 UTC by while_true » (Observer)

This was tried. 20 years of vaporware is the result. "But we're SO close!"

Cycorp Inc.

Wow..., posted 28 Nov 2005 at 17:41 UTC by jeffkoenig » (Master)

Thanks for the link! OpenCyc? That might be fun to mess around with.

I think I still have the issue of "Science '85" (maybe Discover, I've forgotten) which crowed about the Cyc project. Oh well...

And there's a user's group meeting in Austin. Anyone up for a road trip?

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