Topic: stephen hawking

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: ACAT

Intel’s assistive context-aware toolkit (ACAT) is being made free to the public through open-source code. ACAT was designed to help Stephen Hawking, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), communicate. Hawking was a key contributor to the project’s design and validation, according to the company. After the system was developed, Intel decided to turn its … continue reading

Protecting humankind from AI, a new Project Ara MDK, and a Windows Phone app developer contest—SD Times news digest: Jan. 13, 2015

Members of the Future of Life Institute, a “research and outreach organization working to mitigate existential risks facing humanity,” has signed an open letter pledging to protect humankind from the dangers of artificial intelligence. The signatories, including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, consist of programmers, scientists, and artificial intelligence researchers from universities and tech giants … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Intel open-sources Stephen Hawking’s revamped speech software

Stephen Hawking has a shiny new communications system courtesy of Intel and British language technology company SwiftKey, and he’s sharing the tech with the world. (He also may have hinted that artificial intelligence will bring about the apocalypse.) Hawking’s new ACAT (Assistive Context Aware Toolkit) replaces the 20 year-old system he was using (and finding … continue reading

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