Category Archives: AI

Kemlo and Krillie

        This is a blog post under development. It describes a background storyline for exploring AI tools for creators (leonardo.ai, scenario.com). The Kemlo series is a collection of children’s science fiction and adventure novels written by E. C. Eliott … Continue reading

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Leonardo.ai Image Generation

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Leonardo.ai for Avatar Realistic Image Generation

Gogo of Juicy Bomb made one of her useful tutorials on how to use Leonardo AI to turn Second Life avatar snapshots into realistic looking characters generated by AI, posting it on her Plurk Channel. Leonardo.ai uses underlying AI models … Continue reading

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AIAI Training and CPD

This blog post provides historical information about the training and Continued Professional Development (CPD) activities of the Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute (AIAI) at the University of Edinburgh between 1984 and 2020. As part of AIAI’s technology transfer remit it ran … Continue reading

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AI open letter to UK Government and Industry

AI is not an existential threat to humanity; it will be a transformative force for good if we get critical decisions about its development and use right. The UK can help lead the way in setting professional and technical standards … Continue reading

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ChatGPT apologizes for making things up – a lot!

This is a small experiment to try ChatGPT (via https://chat.openai.com) on 4th June 2023) with some questions on myself and my virtual world avatar. To say the least, ChatGPT persists in making up career information, duties, prizes and honours and … Continue reading

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ChatGPT and DALL·E

I decided that the tide cannot be held back and I better get an OpenAI AppID to test out some features of ChatGPT (a.k.a. “Chat”), DALL·E and an image manipulation Blender addon such as BlenderGPT. Here is a conversation with … Continue reading

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AI@Edinburgh Achievements and History

In response to a colleague’s request for pointers to early AI achievements in Edinburgh I provided a few links and resources that may be useful. This blog posts lists some of them… We carefully preserved an archive of project materials … Continue reading

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Knowledge-Based Planning – Where does the Knowledge Come From?

Blog post under development. Ideas and thoughts. There has been a frequent criticism of knowledge-based approaches to planning, including Hierarchical Task Network (HTN) style planning, as to where the encoded processes, descriptions of tasks and agent capabilities, domain constraints, etc … Continue reading

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Advanced Autonomy through Human-AI Collaboration

This blog post is to provide resources and access links for the UK programme on “Enabling Advanced Autonomy through Human-AI Collaboration”. https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/advanced-autonomy/

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AI Fest 4

“AI Fest 4: Trustworthy AI” is organised by the UK Dstl on 12th to 13th October 2021 using the IVent online conferencing platform and Slido for Q&A and Polling. The meeting sets out to explore the transformational impact of artificial … Continue reading

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AI Planning Conferences

The International Artificial Intelligence Planning and Scheduling (AIPS and ICAPS) Conferences have used a variety of named during their history… now up to 30th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling due to held in nancy, France but due to … Continue reading

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ICAPS 2020

The ICAPS’20 conference, originally planned to be held in Nancy France, is being run virtually and using gather.town as a social hub and via that Zoom to access meeting spaces… HPLAN Workshop – Hierarchical Planning Organised by Pascal Bercher and … Continue reading

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AIAI Virtual World Social Space

This blog post is to provide details of of the virtual world and metaverse platform meeting spaces for AIAI in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. Quickstart: Get an OpenSim avatar at http://osgrid.org if you don’t already … Continue reading

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Edinburgh AI Planners on GitHub

A GitHub copy has been created of resources for the AI planners developed by Prof. Austin Tate and his Planning and Activity research group at the University of Edinburgh in the Artificial Intelligence and its Applications Institute (AIAI) – previously … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence and its Applications Institute

CISA changed its name on 1st December 2019. This is a draft of a web page that will appear on the new Institute’s web pages with some background. Feedback to a.tate@ed.ac.uk appreciated. Artificial Intelligence work at Edinburgh can trace its … Continue reading

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AI Rules – Oren Etzioni in NYTimes Opinion Pages

Oren Etzioni at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence has requested feedback on the following NY Times OpEd: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/01/opinion/artificial-intelligence-regulations-rules.html I provided these notes to Oren on 8th September 2017: I think its good to have a wide ranging discussion on … 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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