Cleverbot (Artificial Intelligence)

April 18, 2010

Why did I use that picture of Cleverbot? Nothing. I just don’t like twilight. (I probably lost some of you there, just because I don’t like Twilight. But hey, my blog.)

So, few months ago, I stumbled upon this site. www.cleverbot.com. It was a lot of fun talking to it. Well, in case you’re too lazy to click the link and to actually try the site, here’s what it does. Just type anything, then an AI answers you. Question. How does it do that? The site says that it learns from other users. To quote cleverbot, “Cleverbot learns from real people – things it says may seem inappropriate – use with discretion, and at YOUR OWN RISK.”

What’s this AI thing?

According to those smart guys at wikipedia, “Artificial intelligence (AI) is the intelligence of machines and the branch of computer science that aims to create it.” The hell with wiki. I didn’t catch a single word. Here’s a simpler one. John McCarthy  said that Artificial Intelligence “is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs.” So…Who started it?

According to some, it was the English mathematician Alan Turing who may have been the first. The research about Artificial Intelligence started after WWII. What’s the aim? To reach human-level intelligence. Researchers say that they aim much less than that. I’m not sure about that.

Branches of AI

To be consistent, I’m going to use a single source. These branches are according to John McCarthy. To quote him, “Here’s a list, but some branches are surely missing, because no-one has identified them yet. Some of these may be regarded as concepts or topics rather than full branches.”

1. logical AI

2. search

3. pattern recognition

4. representation

5. inference

6. common sense knowledge and reasoning

7. learning from experience

8. planning

9. epistemology

10. ontology

11. heuristics

12. genetic programming

Where can we use AI?

  • Computer Science-naturally. It’s part of computer science right? Probably the widest application of AI. And one of the most successful. AI is so successful in this field, that most of its applications in computer science is no longer considered as AI. Applications of AI such as Time Sharing, Graphical User Interfaces and the effin COMPUTER MOUSE have been adopted by mainstream computer science. They all started as simple AI experiments.
  • Finance-Banking uses bots with AI. They use them to organize operations, invest in stocks, and manage properties. Real test? There’s a stimulated financial trading competition last August 2001 between robots and humans. Guess what. The robots won.
  • Heavy Industry-What will happen to heavy industry if AI just disappeared? It will crash. It uses AI mainly in factories. Take for example, car factories. Today, tasks such as painting, welding, and assembly are assigned to robots, because they are more precise when doing repetitive stuff.

See the importance of AI?

Whatever happens to this AI after a few years, I just hope it will bring a better world for us. Imagine apocalypse because of robots?  COOL. wait.. UNCOOL.

Sources:

http://cleverbot.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applications_of_artificial_intelligence

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_intelligence

http://www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/whatisai/

Princess: Addicted to Acoustic 2

April 14, 2010

  1. Bad Romance
  2. Where Are You Now
  3. 3
  4. Two Is Better Than One
  5. Fireflies
  6. Fallin’ For You
  7. You Belong With Me
  8. Touch My Hand
  9. Mad
  10. One Time
  11. Tik Tok
  12. Already Gone
  13. Mama Do
  14. New Divide
  15. Trouble Is A Friend
  16. Who Says
  17. Watcha Say
  18. You Still Have My Heart

HOW TO STATE SOME COMMON POINT OF ORDERS DURING PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE DEMONSTRATIONS(ACC. TO ANALITA MAGSINO)

April 9, 2010

To my dear FFPians, FAHPians and FFPCCians, point of orders in parliamentary procedure contests are very important. It adds or deducts a point to the demonstrating or observing team per point of order. I’m sure that every parliamentarian will agree with me that a point is very important.

During my time, not so long ago, an observer will be given 3 point of orders, so it is important that you use each point of order wisely. During my father’s time as a parliamentarian, some of the other teams use point of orders to annoy other teams, when it is necessary. I do not agree with that, because it may be a point taken from your team, especially if there is no breach of order.

Back to my time. An observer will be given 30 seconds to state his/her point of order clearly. Not clear? Stated in more than 30 seconds? The parliamentarian will not consider your point of order, even if you are right. So, it is important that you know how to state a point of order properly.

During my last year, our trainer gave us handouts on how to state point of orders. Honestly? I didn’t pay much attention to it. I thought my four years of experience was enough. Result? I almost forgot how to state my point of order. I forgot a word, and it almost cost a point. Luckily, I remembered what I was about to say. So, here it is, how to state a point of order according to our trainer, Analita Magsino.

1. Error: Not giving the floor to the person who first asked for it.

     How: Mr. Chairman, the Chair committed an error. The Chair did not give the floor to the person who first raised his hand. The book of Virginio C. Juan says that “the floor must be given to the first person who asks for it” in case where the mover of a debatable motion still has something to say about it.

     Shortened: Mr. Chairman, you committed an error by not giving the floor to the person who first raised his hand.

2. Error: Not giving the mover of a debatable motion the first priority to give remarks on the pending question.

     How: Mr. Chairman, the Chair committed an error. The Chair did not give the floor to the mover of the motion. According to Virginio C. Juan, the motion __________ is a debatable motion and so the first priority to give remarks on it must be given to the mover, if the speaker still raises his hand to say something about it.

     Shortened: Mr. Chairman, you committed an error by not giving the floor or the priority to speak to the mover of a debatable motion.

3. Error: Not saying Mr. Chairman or Ms. Chairlady before saying anything.

     How: Mr. Chairman, the previous speaker committed an error. He/She did not properly address the presiding officer before speaking. The book of Virginio C. Juan says that proper address must be accorded by the speaker to the Chair when given the floor to speak.

4. Error: Not asking for remarks after stating a debatable and amendable motion.

     How: Mr. Chairman, the Chair committed an error. He did not ask the body for remarks after stating the motion __________ which is a debatable and amendable motion.

     Shortened: Mr. Chairman, you committed an error by not asking  for remarks after accepting a debatable motion.

5. Error: Asking for remarks after stating an undebatable and unamendable motion.

     How: Mr. Chairman, the Chair committed an error. He asked the body for remarks after stating the motion __________ which is an undebatable and unamendable motion. Such motion should have been voted immediately.

     Shortened: Mr. Chairman, you committed an error. You asked the body for remarks on an undebatable (and unamendable) motion.

6. Error: Not stating the exact words of the mover of the motion.

     How: Mr. chairman, the chair committed an error. He did not repeat the exact words of the speaker. He added/deleted the words __________ to/from the statement of the previous speaker.

     Shortened: Mr. Chairman, you committed an error by not repeating the exact words of the previous speaker.

7. Error: Accepting a motion which was not properly seconded.

     How: Mr. Chairman, the Chair committed an error. He accepted the motion of the previous speaker when it was not properly seconded. The book of Virginio C. Juan says that the motion __________ needs a second.

8. Error: Not declaring the true results of election.

     How: Mr. Chairman, the Chair committed an error because based on the votes, there were _____ in favor and _____ against but you said there were _____ in favor and _____ against. The Chair must always declare the true results of the division of the house.

     Shortened: Mr. Chairman, you committed an error by not declaring the true results of the division of the house.

9. Error: Not stating clearly which motion is put into a vote OR Stating a motion different from the motion to be voted upon or previously put into vote.

     How: Mr. Chairman, the Chair committed an error. He did not state clearly which motion is to be voted upon/was voted upon. It was the motion __________ which was pending and not the motion __________.

10. Error: Member voted twice.

     How: Mr. Chairman, the Assembly committed an error because one of the members voted twice. The book of Virginio C. Juan says that unless declared by the Chair, the rule is always one member-one vote.

11. Error: Not stating the effect of the result of the voting process of the assembly.

     How: Mr. Chairman, the Chair Committed an error. After declaring the results of the votation, the Chair did not declare the effect of the approved/lost motion (as the case may be) on the assembly.

12. Error: Not following the orders of the day.

     How: Mr. Chairman, the Assembly the assembly committed an error because the correct order of the day ws not followed after a member has called for it. The order of the day also includes the committee reports in addition to Secretary’s minutes and Treasurer’s report. The unfinished business must also be taken must also be taken before the new business.

Almost Alice

March 29, 2010

Tracks:

  1. Alice – Avril Lavigne
  2. The Poison The All-American Rejects
  3. The Technicolor Phase – Owl City
  4. Her Name Is Alice Shinedown
  5. Painting Flowers – All Time Low
  6. Where’s My Angel – Metro Station
  7. Strange – Kerli
  8. Follow Me Down – 3OH!3 feat. Neon Hitch
  9. Very Good Advice – Robert Smith
  10. In Transit – Mark Hoppus w/ Pete Wentz
  11. Welcome To Mystery – Plain White T’s
  12. Tea Party – Kerli
  13. The Lobster Quadrille – Franz Ferdinand
  14. Always Running Out of Time – Motion City Soundtrack
  15. Fell Down A Hole – Wolfmother
  16. White Rabbit – Grace Potter  and The Nocturnals

Interesting Facts About The Philippines

March 28, 2010

This is my first post. I want to make a blog about different lists. What inspired me? cracked.com

So, here it comes, my first list. Interesting facts about the Philippines.

  • Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7,107 islands.
  • With a population of about 90 million people, the Philippines is the 12th most populous country in the world.
  • The Philippine flag is the only flag in the world which is hoisted upside-down when the country is in war.
  • In the Tabon Cave Complex of Philippines, fossil evidence of Homo sapiens has been found. According to the studies, the area was inhabited around fifty thousand years ago.
  • The Philippines comprises the two thousand years old Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras. These are accredited as World Heritage Sites.
  • This nation was baptized the Philippines, after King Philip II of Spain.
  • Its capital city Manila was named after a white-flowered mangrove plant, the nilad.
  • The Philippines is regarded the “text capital of the world”. About 350 to 400 million SMS (Short Message Service) or text messages are sent daily by 35 million cell phone subscribers in the country, which is more than the total daily text messages sent in the U.S. and Europe, together.
  • However, the land area of the Philippines is about 1/30th of the U.S.; it has a coastline of 36,289 kilometers while the U.S. coastline is just 19,924 kilometers.
  • The karaoke was invented in the Philippines and not Japan. Karaoke means “singing without accompaniment” in Japanese was invented by Roberto del Rosario. The invention of “Sing-Along-System” was later called karaoke.
  • In the Philippines, Filipinos were introduced to the English language in 1762 by British invaders, not Americans.
  • What is the world’s 3rd largest English-speaking nation, next to the USA and the UK? The Philippines.
  • The first ever international Grandmaster from Asia was Eugenio Torre who won at the Chess Olympiad in Nice, France in 1974.
  • Who invented the fluorescent lamp? Thomas Edison discovered the electric light bulb and the fluorescent lighting was thought up by Nikola Tesla. But the flu! orescent lamp we use today was invented by Agapito Flores (a Cebu man named Benigno Flores of Bantayan Island, according to the Philippine Daily inquirer), a Filipino scientist. Americans helped then-Philippine leader Ramon Magsaysay to develop it for worldwide commerce.

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March 28, 2010

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