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IAAI-03's invited talks in Acapulco, Mexico! (AAAI news: summer news from the American Association for Artificial Intelligence).

The Fifteenth Annual Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-2003) will highlight successful applications of AI technology; explore issues, methods, and lessons learned in the development and deployment of AI applications; and promote an interchange of ideas between basic and applied AI. This year's conference will take place August 12-14, 2003, in Acapulco, Mexico, collocated with the Eighteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJ-CAI-03). As usual, IAAI-2003 will consist of papers in two tracks: (1) deployed application case studies and (2) emerging applications, technology, and issues--supplemented by invited talks and panel discussions.

For registration information, please consult the IAAI web site at html, or call or fax AAAI (Telephone: 650-328-3123, Fax: 650-321-4457.

Invited Talks

Noah S. Friedland, Vulcan, Inc.

Project Halo: Toward a Digital Aristotle

Vulcan Inc. has launched a multistaged effort toward the creation of a digital Aristotle, an application capable of answering and providing cogent explanations to arbitrary questions in an ever-growing number of domains. The pilot phase was a six-month effort intended to investigate the state of the art in question answering, with an emphasis on deep reasoning. Friedland's talk will discuss the Halo vision and methodology and provide an overview of the pilot phase and its challenge. Friedland will also outline a road map for future phases of their initiative.

Lawrence Hunter University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

AI and Molecular Biology: A Growing Success Story

Applications of artificial intelligence in molecular biology have long been scientifically important, and are now growing in industrial significance as well. In application areas as diverse as drug discovery and health care cost containment, AI techniques from machine learning, knowledge representation, and now natural language processing are becoming increasingly part of mainstream commercial practice. In this lecture, Hunter describes some current success stories and outlines the potential for growth.

Luis von Ahn Carnegie Mellon University

CAPTCHA: Telling Humans and Computers Apart Automatically

A CAPTCHA is a program that can tell whether its user is a human or a computer. More specifically, a CAPTCHA is a program that can generate and grade tests that humans can pass but current computer programs cannot. CAPTCHAS have several applications in practical security and some results of this project are currently in use by Yahoo, Hotmail, and other major web sites. CAPTCHAS also provide concrete, well-defined challenges to the Artificial Intelligence community. Ahn describes the CAPTCHA project in detail and surveys the many issues related to AI.

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Date:Jun 22, 2003
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