Archive for April, 2007

Is there an uncanny valley for natural language search?

Monday, April 9th, 2007

There is a hypothesis pertaining to robotics and computer generated, human-like characters called the Uncanny Valley. It states that as robots become more and more human-like, the comfort of humans interacting with them takes a sharp dip before it rises again towards fully human interaction. In Fernando Pereira’s latest take on Powerset, he eludes to […]

Where I work

Friday, April 6th, 2007

Inspired by Paul, I did my first YouTubing at lunch today. This is a quick 360 of the view from PARC’s 3rd floor patio. If the video wasn’t so shaky and low quality then you might be able to see the bell tower at Stanford. It doesn’t quite show you how PARC is right on […]