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Researchers Use Wikipedia to Give AI Context Clues

Researchers Use Wikipedia to Give AI Context Clues

Walk into a room, see a chair, and your brain will tell you that you can sit in it, tip it over or lift it up, but you wouldn’t even consider drinking it, promoting it or unlocking it. As humans, explains BYU computer science professor David Wingate, we know...
WordPerfect Co-founder to Deliver Summerhays Lecture

WordPerfect Co-founder to Deliver Summerhays Lecture

Dr. Alan Ashton, co-founder and former president and CEO of WordPerfect, will present at the annual Summerhays Lecture on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 7 p.m. in room 2254 of the BYU Conference Center. Ashton’s lecture is titled “Light from on High Illuminates...
This Alum Wants to Turn Your House into a Robot

This Alum Wants to Turn Your House into a Robot

You don’t need to talk to Lanny Lin for very long before you learn what his passion is. “I’m looking forward to having everybody—first starting with North America—have a smart home and make them feel this is such a wonderful experience that they cannot live...
Shaken and Stirred: The Simulation of Sand Stimulation

Shaken and Stirred: The Simulation of Sand Stimulation

Dr. Parris Egbert knows sand—really knows sand. Egbert, as director of the Advanced 3D Graphics Lab, uses observation and mathematical techniques to digitally simulate real-life phenomena. One of Egbert’s current projects is creating computer graphics software that...