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Steve Omohundro: Building self-aware AI systems

Steve Omohundro is president of Self-Aware Systems, which has a goal of developing an AI systems that understand their own behavior and work to improve themselves. He will be speaking at the Singularity Summit 2007 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on September 8-9.

August 30, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Mice on your back

Prolific idea-person Chei Wei Wang has developed the "haptic clock," an application that forces your cell phone to vibrate periodically so as to tell you the time.

August 30, 2007 by Ed Gottsman

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It's damned if you do, damned if you don't

To paraphrase and old saying, 'You can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time.' Vista is maturing nicely and and no amount of nay-saying will change that!

August 30, 2007 by Marc Wagner

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Can Novell's Linux business stand on its own?

Novell's partnership with Microsoft to resell SUSE has drawn fire from many quarters, but in the end the deal appears to have delivered the desired effect: Jump start Novell as a Linux player.That theory seems to be the takeaway today following Novell's third quarter results.

August 30, 2007 by

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Mercedes offers computer-to-car map interface

Mercedes-Benz USA will offer the ability to send directions from Google or Yahoo Maps directly from a computer or mobile device to one of their cars. The Search & Send service was developed in conjunction with Google, Yahoo!

August 29, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Yahoo pays first installment on its 100 day plan

Yahoo reorganized its sales team as president Sue Decker shook up the ranks, shuffled managers and said farewell to Greg Coleman as head of global sales. The big picture: This move is really just a down payment on what will be CEO Jerry Yang's new strategy due in a few weeks.

August 29, 2007 by

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