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Old Jun 5, 2003, 10:40 AM   #1
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New Definition for PAL - this is good!!!

http://us.cnn.com/2003/US/06/05/nyt.safire/index.html

Darpa's LifeLog initiative is part of its "cognitive computing" research. The goal is to teach your computer to learn by your experience, so that what has been your digital assistant will morph into your lifelong partner in memory. Darpa is sprinkling around $7.3 million in research contracts (a drop in its $2.7 billion budget) to develop PAL, the Perceptive Assistant that Learns.

Could this be what Apples working on?

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Old Jun 5, 2003, 11:03 AM   #2
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Now that would be the cutting edge stuff that we have come to know and love from Apple!

How many of you guys have seen the apple made movie about computing in the future? A cognative digital assistant is one of Steve's dreams...

Pretty exciting stuff!
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Old Jun 5, 2003, 11:39 AM   #3
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PAL sounds excellent, I've been wondering why we haven't been able to achieve an OS that learns to work to me rather than to me to it.

Anyway, Stelliform do you have a link to those movies? I would love to see them, I didn't even know if they even existed.
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Old Jun 5, 2003, 12:55 PM   #4
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Woah, nice find D!

I wonder if it is indeed a hoax though that the person who thought it up used this as a base to make things look more legit and fuel more speculation...
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Old Jun 5, 2003, 12:56 PM   #5
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That cognitive assistant movie was made by Scully, not Jobs. It morphed into the Newton, Scully's baby that Jobs knifed when he returned.

Steve would probably smack you in the mouth for confusing him with Scully :-)
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Old Jun 5, 2003, 01:10 PM   #6
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Woah, nice find D!

I wonder if it is indeed a hoax though that the person who thought it up used this as a base to make things look more legit and fuel more speculation...
Well, a friend emailed me the link - so I'm just passing it along. Although even though he's a mac user, I don't think he knew about the Apple Pal...

But I thought exactly what you did - that if its a fake maybe they did use the DARPA idea - but don't you think they'd leak the link as well.....a conspiracies, love em.

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Old Jun 5, 2003, 09:27 PM   #7
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Anyway, Stelliform do you have a link to those movies? I would love to see them, I didn't even know if they even existed.
I will have to dig. Actually the Mac version is a rumor. (from a reliable source) In my AI class, when I was in college, we watched the M$ version which was a teacher. He was talking to his computer getting his lesson plans together. (Kinda like:

Professor - "Fred (Whatever the computers name was) Didn't I do a class on plate techtonics when I was at tech?"
Computer- "Yes professor X I have six lesson plans on that subject."
Professor - "Good, pull those, and isn't my friend... Kathy was it?"
Computer - "Dr. Katherine rosenburg professor of plate techtonics at Yale?"
Professor - "Yes Can you get her on the phone...."

Something to that effect. My Mac buddy told me that there was an apple version with a kid asking questions to the computer preparing this kick butt report.

Is that what you are referring to marcsiry?
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Not DARAP, the Genuis's of

THE EYE!


Duh duh...
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Not DARAP, the Genuis's of

THE EYE!
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Duh duh...
Oh greatimage

PAL, the pyramid that spies on the earth, can't wait!
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Old Jun 7, 2003, 07:03 PM   #10
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video

hi could u send me al ink to that video please my e-mail is: avia67@hotmail.com

or just please post a reply with the link address.

Thanks - All help appreciated.

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if what that says is true, that'll be awesome!
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if what that says is true, that'll be awesome!
That would be an understatement. It might start out as something quite small, but as time progresses could evolve into the ultimate app.

What the long range effects will be remain to be seen. But growing dependancies on a 'cognative' personal assistant could become a liability as much as a boon. For organizing your life it would be great - but what about those times when you don't have access to it?

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As long as the future name doesn't end in "9000" I'm up for a cognitive machine. However, I don't want it to be able to see me and read my lips through a pod bay door.
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