Learning with Sociable Robots and Artifacts

Seminar | IST Taguspark - Room 1.38 | 15:00

Sandra Y. Okita, Teachers College, Columbia University – Abstract: People often turn to others to improve their own learning. Technological artifacts (e.g. humanoid robots, pedagogical agents/avatars) often consist of human-like qualities ranging across appearance, behavior, and intelligence. These features often … Continued

Atomic Transaction Commit for Modern Data Stores

Seminar | 336 | 10:00

Alexey Gotsman, IMDEA Software Institute in Madrid – Abstract: Modern data stores often need to provide both high scalability and strong transactional semantics. They achieve scalability by partitioning data into shards and fault-tolerance by replicating each shard across several servers. … Continued

Best Paper Award at ICGI 2018

André Silvestre won the Best Paper Award for a Young Researcher at the ICGI 2018 conference, with the paper “A Real-Time Terrain Ray-Tracing Engine”, with co-authors João Pereira and Vasco Costa.

New Essay on Artificial Intelligence

This new essay by Arlindo Oliveira describes, in an approachable way, what artificial intelligence is and how it relates to human intelligence, as well as possible societal and economic applications and implications. It includes a historical perspective and an analysis … Continued

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