| :: INTELLIGENT RICHARD LACHMAN SPEAKS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
January 13, 2004
Expert in Artificial Life and Canadian New Media Awards Nominee,
Richard Lachman was in to talk about AI and AL. He showed
work from California that simulated intelligence within the
context of pets. Work in Canada included Degrasse Junior-high
Web site where artificial characters advance the plot as played
out by online people.
Discussion into expert systems, alice-bots, customer relations,
etc. ensued and learners were able to tie in some concepts
with their Web Authoring assignment of making a guide for
their portfolio sites. This may be an abstract guide that
suggests the number of visits by completing a picture or a
more complex self modifying system where portfolio pieces
are presented in order of statistical preferences.
Learners prepared McLuhan Tetrads for Multimedia Installations
based on the talk and on in-class research and presentations.
The Tetrads are available at: http://imm.sheridanc.on.ca/tetrads/artificialintelligence.html.
Learners analyzed what the technology enhances, makes obsolete,
retrieves and flips into. The lecture / lab experience is
part of the Sheridan Multimedia Pioneering course where a
new technologies with respect to Interactive Multimedia are
examined and working samples are explored. The technologies
Mediated Reality and Wearable Computing
Peer-to-peer Chat and File Sharing
Architecture - Digital Walls, Smart Homes & Walk-throughs
Microsoft Longhorn Operating System
Course Coordinator: Professor Dan
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