Author Archives: Linas Vepstas

About Linas Vepstas

Computer Science Researcher - Hanson Robotics

COVID-19 Modelling and Random Social Networks

Seems like everyone wants to be an epidemiologist these days, so why not OpenCog? After all, diseases spread through networks, propagating from one node to the next. A network is a graph, the AtomSpace is a graph database, and the … Continue reading

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Value Flows

Graphs and graphical databases are now accepted as a very good (the best?) way of capturing the relationship between things. Yet, many of the “things” represented graphically are actually processes.  An example might be the water cycle in nature: rain … Continue reading

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The Status of AGI and OpenCog

AGI stands for Artificial General Intelligence: it is the idea of creating a thinking machine, as smart and clever and powerful as a human being. OpenCog is a project pursuing basic research in AGI. It is attempting to build such … Continue reading

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The AtomSpace: a Typed Graphical Distributed in-RAM Knowledgebase

The OpenCog AtomSpace is a typed graphical distributed in-RAM knowledgebase. The meaning of all those buzzwords is that it is trying to fix many different, related problems that computers (and people) have when working with data. This blog-post discusses some … Continue reading

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Symbolic and Neural Nets: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Deep learning and neural nets are all the rage, today, and have displaced symbolic AI systems in most applications. It’s commonly believed that the two approaches have nothing to do with each other; that they’re just completely different, and that’s … Continue reading

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