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    Posted on March 20th, 2016

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    Hong Cog-a-thon, May 2016

    OpenCog / Hanson Robotics hackathon and informal tutorial session Hong Kong Science Park, May 9-20, 2016 Attention all OpenCog developers! — and all wannabe OpenCog developers with reasonable programming/CS background – We are gathering a number of normally-scattered OpenCog and Hanson Robotics software people in Hong Kong during the period May 9-20, to share know-how [...]

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    Posted on November 1st, 2015

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    Pattern Miner!

    Check it out — thanks to Shujing Ke, we now have a “frequent and surprising pattern miner” for OpenCog, which runs either on a single machine or distributed across multiple machines! This is a “greedy algorithm” for exhaustively finding patterns in an Atomspace.  In the big picture, it’s intended to complement smarter but even-slower non-greedy [...]

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    Posted on July 11th, 2015

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    OpenCog partners with Hanson Robotics to work toward human-like robots

    Hanson Robotics, the world’s premier maker of realistic humanoid robot heads and faces, is partnering with the OpenCog Foundation to develop general intelligence for Hanson robots. Recently relocated to Hong Kong, Hanson Robotics is collaborating closely with Gino Yu’s OpenCog oriented R&D lab at Hong Kong Poly U, as well as with iCog Labs in [...]

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    Posted on April 5th, 2013

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    New OpenCog AI Lab opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    This week was the opening of the second R&D lab dedicated to OpenCog R&D.  Complementing the OpenCog lab in Hong Kong, we now have an OpenCog-focused facility in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.   Initial staff consists of expert C++ programmers, who will be spending their first several months training on advanced AI and OpenCog related technologies, [...]

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    Posted on April 5th, 2013

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    New Hong Kong government funding for OpenCog robotics work

    The Hong Kong Innovation in Technology Fund (ITF) has funded a two year project, 2013-2014, aimed at usingOpenCog AGI technology to control Hanson Robokind humanoid robots.   The funding is via an industry-university-government collaboration scheme, in which the ITF contributes 90% of the funds, Novamente LLC contributes 10%, and Hanson Robokind contributes two Robokind humanoid robots. [...]

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    Posted on March 20th, 2013

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    OpenCog Session @ 2013 AGI Summer School, Beijing

    Long-time AGI innovator Pei Wang has organized an AGI Summer School at Peking University, in the second half of July. This follows up prior AGI Summer Schools in Xiamen (2009) and Rekyjavik (2012), though the format will be a bit different. Ben Goertzel and Lake Watkins will be running a 2-day session of the Summer [...]

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    Posted on April 30th, 2012

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    April 2012 OpenCog Roundup

    Some exciting news is that we have five Google Summer of Code students working on OpenCog projects this summer.. Integration of ROS (Robot Operating System) with OpenCog: Arsalan Akhter, mentored by Matt Chapman Packages for Ubuntu (and other Unix-like systems) and Cygwin port: Amber Jain, mentored by Nil Geisweiller and David Hart DeSTIN/OpenCog integration: Alexander [...]

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    Posted on February 13th, 2012

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    Formal Constitution of OpenCog Foundation added to site

    As the final step in the formalization of the OpenCog Foundation as a non-profit organization, the formal constitution of the organization has been placed online on this site. According to the Constitution, OCF is a democratically run organization, with a Board elected by its membership, where the latter is defined as individuals who have substantially [...]

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    Posted on January 31st, 2012

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    January 2012 OpenCog Roundup

    We’ve decided to resurrect the OpenCog Roundups we used to send out irregularly — and this time to try to send out an update each month or so. Different people may write the Roundups different months — this one is coming from Ben Goertzel… As before, the Roundups will largely focus on stuff that’s been [...]

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    Posted on January 14th, 2012

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    Community CogCamp: LA, April 21-22

    OpenCog enthusiast Matt Chapman has generously taken it upon himself to organize a “Community CogCamp” in LA, aimed at bringing newbies up to speed on OpenCog collaborating on OpenCog development with others who already have a little experience. The date will be the weekend of Sat-Sun April 21-22; more details are available at: http://www.meetup.com/LARoboticsClub/events/47919462/ http://www.meetup.com/LARoboticsClub/events/47919542/ [...]

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