Category Archives: Internet

Internet Shopping circa 1995 – Comments to the Press

I was amused to come across a press clipping of a 1995 article in the Edinburgh Evening News (“Keying in a spot of lunch” by Lindsay Reid, Evening News, 29th April 1995) in which I am quoted with several comments … Continue reading

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WordPress Blog Export and Import

I have been experimenting with export and reimport of WordPress blog posts and media content. If the Dashboard -> Tools -> Export (or under Dashboard -> Settings -> Export) was used to export “All” content and then the new destination … Continue reading

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openvce.net on web.archive.org

The OpenVCE.net (http://openvce.net) web site used Drupal for its content.¬† The underlying data base was turned off for security in 2017.¬†Some pages archived by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine and web archiving sites may be used to recover some content … Continue reading

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Voice Activated Intelligent Personal Assistants

On 28th September 2016 the Amazon Echo voice-activated cloud-based intelligent personal assistant device named “Alexa” was introduced in the UK, having been available in the US since 6th November 2014 (see Wikipedia article). This blog post collects resources and links … Continue reading

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Web We Want – The Day We Fight Back

I am the Director of AIAI which is part of the University of Edinburgh and grew out of the Artificial Intelligence Department at Edinburgh. In the early 19790 we hosted a DEC-10 mainframe for UK AI research as one of … Continue reading

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Personal Profiles

My interest in personal portable information stores and information predates my use of the approach as a PLE. I am interested in a computer-based personal assistant and ways in which that could build information to help you throughout your life. … Continue reading

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TANIA – Task Achieving Network-aware Information Agents

TANIA is a project originally proposed in 1995 by Austin Tate to a number of telecommunications companies and internet service providers. It focussed on task achieving internet agents where at the time the major focus on the World Wide Web … Continue reading

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