Reflections on the Limits of Artificial Intelligence
by Alexandru Tugui
December 2004Nature is very simple and efficient in everything she makes, and is extremely obvious. We humans like to simulate in an extremely complicated manner what exists quite simply in nature, and what we succeed in simulating falls in the category of artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence has limits of scope, but they fade away when compared with the performances of natural intelligence. In this study, we undertake to outline some limits of artificial intelligence compared to natural intelligence and some clear-cut differences that exist between the two.
Computing or Humanities?
by Martyn Jessop
December 2004The application of computing to research problems in the humanities is not new...
Technology footnotes: international time line
by Muhammad Abad al-Hameed
November 2004In the days of hot type, magazine content was set in film. This writer offered "intriguing" suggestions for making publications more appealing to international audiences.
An alternative proposal for privatization of Pakistan Telecommunication Co
by Muhammad Abd al-Hameed
September 2004How the Government can start receiving immediate cash proceeds from the privatization of its telecommunication monopoly without waiting for a foreign strategic buyer
Interfaces for staying in the flow
by Benjamin B. Bederson
September 2004Psychologists have studied "optimal human experience" for many years, often called "being in the flow". Through years of study, the basic characteristics of flow have been identified. This paper reviews the literature, and interprets the characteristics of flow within the context of interface design with the goal of understanding what kinds of interfaces are most conducive to supporting users being in the flow. Several examples to demonstrate the connection to flow are given.
Reflecting on the profession: who is the IT professional?
by Su-Ting Yong
Sure, they can fix a computer or write a software program, but today's IT pros must be well schooled in more than the technology basics.
Adaptation in large-scale enterprise systems: research & challenges
by Kemal A. Delic, Umeshwar Dayal
August 2004Deep analytics technologies and the rise of the intelligent enterprise
Has the microsoft of today become the IBM of the late '80s?
by Espen Andersen
July 2004Microsoft is the chief target of accusations of unfair competition, buggy software, and general conspiracy theories. The company could learn a few tricks from an old dog like IBM.
Why are you stealing that software: piracy in South East Asia
by Louis Jezsik
Protecting intellectual property rights through information policy
by Karthik Raman
June 2004In today's electronic world, an organization's intellectual property is sometimes its biggest asset. Much time and money can be saved, and frustration and litigation avoided if company policy dictates ownership and use of intellectual property.
Norwich university graduate portal: establishing community for online students
by M. E. Kabay
by Ubiquity staff
Your (un)reasonable expectations for privacy
by Eric Salveggio
April 2004While law enforcement adapts to the challenges of the electronic era, expectations of privacy diminish
The neural approach to pattern recognition
by John Peter Jesan
April 2004Artificial neural networks could surpass the capabilities of conventional computer-based pattern recognition systems.
On writing in a graduate program
by M. E. Kabay
April 2004Say what you mean, mean what you say, and always respect your interlocutors
Technology benefiting humanity
by Jim Fruchterman
March 2004Memo to the new generation of tech philanthropists: Apply the same intellect and discipline to your philanthropy as you employ in business.
The death of the art of writing: myth or reality?
by Victor Tiong Kung Ming
March 2004When it comes to writing, the next generation is all thumbs.
Calm technologies in a multimedia world
by Alexandru Tugui
March 2004In an ideal world, computers will blend into the landscape, will inform but not overburden you with information, and make you aware of them only when you need them.
It is not what you do, it is whom you do it with
by Espen Andersen
February 2004Telecom strategy 101: In network markets, use network marketing
Epistemologically multiple actor-centered systems: or, EMACS at work!
by Yuwei Lin
February 2004History shows how communal sharing and problem-solving strengthen software functionality and innovation
by Donald A. Norman
January 2004Beauty and brains, pleasure and usability go hand-in-hand in good design.
2004, The turning point
by Stephen Downes
January 2004An overview of some of the issues that will change the way we use the Internet
The case for open source software in the library market
by David Dorman
January 2004Solutions based on freely distributed software will give libraries another choice for obtaining the support services that best meet the needs of their users.