Ontolog invited Speaker Presentation - Mr. Adam Cheyer - Thu 2006-05-04    (MUW)

Conference Call Details    (MUX)

Attendees    (MVH)

Background    (MVO)

This is a part of the series of talks and discussions the revolves around the topic: "Ontologizing the Ontolog Body of Knowledge" during which this community will explore the "what's" and "how's" to the development of a semantically interoperable application, using the improved access to the content of Ontolog as a case in point.    (MVP)

At this session, we will get a chance to take a peek at how people are doing it for a bleeding-edge research effort. In so doing, we hope to gain some insights and apply the learning to our own effort here.    (MVQ)

Agenda & Proceedings    (MVR)

http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/resource/presentation/AdamCheyer_20060504/acheyerphoto2.png [picture of Mr. Adam Cheyer]    (MVT)

Abstract: (by AdamCheyer)    (MVU)

CALO is one of DARPA's most ambitious efforts to develop a persistent assistant that lives with, learns from, and supports users in managing the complexities of their daily work lives. A multi-year project that unites some 200+ researchers from 25 academic and commercial organizations, the goal is to produce a single system where learning happens "in vivo", inside an ever-evolving agent that can observe, comprehend, reason, anticipate, act, and communicate.    (MVV)

In this talk, we will first provide an overview of CALO: the what, the how, the why. Next, we will discuss the engineering methods we use to develop and maintain the ontology of CALO. CALO has some unusual requirements, such as "Concept Learning" where the ontology is extended and modified "in-the-wild" by machine learning algorithms. Finally, we will demonstrate IRIS, a semantic desktop that serves as the office environment that integrates best with CALO. IRIS leverages many of CALO's techniques to ontology management, and being open source, provides a distributable, transparent example of the approach.    (MVW)

Mr. Adam Cheyer is currently a Program Director in SRI's Artificial Intelligence Center, where he serves as Chief Architect of the CALO/PAL project, an ambitious effort to create a next-generation personal cognitive assistant. Previously, Mr. Cheyer was VP of Engineering at Dejima, a provider of natural interaction technology for mobile applications, and before that, VP of Engineering at Verticalnet, an enterprise software provider. As Senior Scientist and Co-Director of the Computer Human Interaction Center (CHIC) at SRI International, Mr. Cheyer led a multidisciplinary team of researchers exploring web services, distributed knowledge, and pervasive computing.    (MW4)

Session Recording of the AdamCheyer Talk    (MWE)

 (Thanks to KurtConrad, BobSmith and PeterYim for their help with getting the session recorded.  =ppy)    (MWF)