Saturday, March 15, 2008

Three events March 14: Weizenbaum, Virtual World AI, Second Life shift

Three events reported March 14, 2008

News of the death of Joseph Weizenbaum, the computer scientist who invented the ELIZA program, is broadcast around the world.

Eddie , an AI living ins Second Life of “child-like” intelligence (developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) is announced.

Philip Rosedale, creator of Second Life, the virtual world,
steps down as CEO.

….disparate events, but it’s feeling like a changing of the guard in mediated communication. One cycle of is innovation over and now we invent the next.

Joseph Weizenbaum RIP