Today I read an interesting article about a new line of electric buses that uses ultracapacitors. These buses are now operational in Shanghai. It’s a beautiful and simple idea that results in energy saving and no need to use wires.
Is this place dead already?
Here is kind of interesting article that compares H1N1 with computer virus
For a while now I’ve been thinking about using knowledge representation – Ontologies as a base for creating a modular Natural Language Processing system focused on extracting structured data from unstructured. For example we can create/use Ontologies (models) that describe “simple” concepts like: Address, Time, Task, Expense, Transaction etc… and use them to “match” information from a text stream. The reason i’m writing this is because i think that there is a common ground for collaboration… I know Stefan is interested in RDF/OWL, the company that Neven is involved is in a very near domain and finally i was playing with Google Wave which i think is a good platform for creating intelligent bots that will be very easy to distribute if they turn out to be useful 🙂
Guys, this is huge.
Somewhere else, I’ve also read the US Navy approved $10B research spending for next 5 years on this project (don’t ask me why exactly US Navy)
IBM has launched a bare bones web-based email system for businesses, calculated to undercut Google’s own popular offering.
Big Blue’s new LotusLive iNotes service starts at $36 annually per worker, compared to the $50 annually per worker that Google charges for its more comprehensive package.
It costs $3/mo and there is a trial: https://www.lotuslive.com/en/pricing/inotes.
For that slightly higher price, Google is offering 25 times more storage: 25 gigabytes per account compared to IBM’s 1 gigabyte per mailbox. Google also throws in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications, as well as a video channel. None of those features are included in IBM’s package.
The IBM’s solution though will probably support BlackBerry push integration for email, calendar and everything else that LotusNotes offers which is a big advantage for corporate customers.
I will definitely run the trial, will post feedback here.
PS: Translation feature would be nice to have. 😉 My be Interlecta could offer that to IBM. 😛
I want to bring back to our attention (after more than 20 years!) Carl Sagan and his TV Series Cosmos, which has inspired tons of discussions and brainstorming between me and Yonel back then. The great news is that all 13 episodes are available on Hulu and I don’t know about you, but I’m gonna watch them again!