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April-27
2001
Botshow 2001: the meeting place for chatterbots

Botshow 2001 is the first European salon dedicated to the revolutionary interface known as conversational agents, or chatterbots. It will take place on 14 June 2001 at Paris Expo, Paris (France). This meeting will present the different types of conversational agents according to their functions and their graphic, editorial and computational capacities, as well as the main benefits to be gained from their different uses.
The salon will be a point of convergence for a wide spectrum of Internet professionals: Senior executives from established companies and start-ups, marketing and e-business leaders, specialists in customer relations, multimedia designers and producers, managers of internal and external communication.
AgentLand will be taking part in the salon, with the introductory conference given by C. Revelli (CEO of Cybion). You will also be able to visit our stand, discover Cybelle, your virtual guide, and talk to our specialists in intelligent agents.

April-27
2001
"ma m@isonnet": a smart house for a smart life

Cisco Systems, France Telecom and Kaufman&Broad create a smart house: "ma m@isonnet". This house is equipped with a domestic Intranet that offers its owner a simple and user-friendly way of communicating with the house. It makes it possible to control various devices and  services, for example:  control the temperature and the light of each room, make sure that baby is sleeping peacefully in his room, telephone  and surf simultaneously, start the washing machine, connect to a  videoclub on-line or to all the world's radios stations, share  practical information with the neighbours, or browse the Web from the garden.

April-26
2001
The instant messaging adopts interactive agents

ActiveBuddy(TM) interactive agents are smart applications that deliver content and services to instant message windows. Users simply add interactive agents to their Instant Messaging buddy contact lists, like they would for any other contact, then make conversational requests for things like movie showtimes, stock quotes, games, customer service help, company sales reports and lots more.
Interactive agents are designed for instant messaging applications such as AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, MSN Messenger Service, Odigo and others. They also work on all sorts of wireless devices. It carries user profiles across all platforms and devices, so they know who you are no matter what messaging network or device you're using.

April-26
2001
Knowledge exchange between intelligent agents

Intelligent agents cooperate with each other over networks such as the internet, each contributing its own specialized skill and its own resources. Attempting to operate without a common language, concept system or code of conduct, these bots have been lost in their own worlds. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has recognized that this problem is the chief obstacle to the next stage of distributed computing. The agency has launched a major program, Cooperative Agent-Based Planning Systems (CoABS), to advance the technology to the next level.
Cycorp, Inc. the supplier of formalized common sense will be providing a key technology, Conceptual Alignment, whereby the software agents can understand each other's messages even though they continue to use their separate, specialized languages. The Cyc ontology (or concept system) will be used not only to describe content of the agents' messages, but, more important, it will be used to represent the structure and semantic features of agent communication and cooperation.

April-26
2001
Sun Announces an Open Source initiative to develop standardized Peer-to-Peer protocols

Sun Microsystems unveiled Project JXTA as a prototype, next-generation network computing research project that will enable easy access to peers and resources on the rapidly emerging, multi-dimensional, "expanded Web." Sun also launched jxta.org, an Open Source project where developers can collaborate to evolve Project JXTA and create innovative, distributed services and applications that allow users to naturally and quickly find, get, and use information.
During the incubation phase of Project JXTA Sun's Project JXTA team worked closely with a core group of industry leaders. To drive innovation, ubiquity, and new application development, Sun has now released the source code of JXTA.

April-25
2001
Peer-to-peer: to serve medical researches

The Intel-United Devices Cancer Research Project is asking people to volunteer their PCs to help process molecular research being conducted by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford in England and the National Foundation for Cancer Research. To participate, the volunteer have to download The Intel® Philanthropic Peer-to-Peer Program that works like a screensaver: it runs when the computer isn't being used. The computer never leaves the desk, and the project never interrupts the usual PC use.
This "virtual supercomputer" uses peer-to-peer technology. By combining thousands of ordinary PCs to work on extremely large computational projects, problems can be solved more quickly and less expensively than by conventional methods.

April-25
2001
Kartoo: the intelligent metasearcher

Developed during two years by a team of 5 people in Clermont-Ferrand, France, this new intelligent metasearcher, uses fifteen French and English search engines (Yahoo, Google, Excite, Nomade...) and displays the results on a thematic map. It allows the user to do searches in natural language, to send the results to a friend, etc. "This visual interface allows users to control their search" said Nicolas Baleydier, cofounder of Kartoo. If you type " Computer " as a query, Kartoo also displays related topics like " systems ", " software ", " companies", etc.

April-25
2001
Introducing ProFusion Search and Page Alerts

Intelliseek has introduced its newly IntelliClip® technology with the release of ProFusion Search and Page Alerts! ProFusion's Search Alert feature enables you to search across the Web for new and relevant content – even while you're away from your computer! ProFusion's Page Alert feature (formerly Intelliseek Web Tracker) monitors specific pages and reports when relevant information appears on that page via email.

April-25
2001
Webbie: it's not real, it's virtual

Webbie is a virtual model with the perfect specifications: she doesn't gain weight, she doesn't have a boyfriend and she never complains. It's an innovative agent that talks, laughs and performs variety of actions.

April-24
2001
Peer-to-Peer: harnessing the power of disruptive technologies

This book, by Andy Oram, presents the goals that drive the developers of the best-known peer-to-peer systems, the problems they've faced, and the technical solutions they've found. The contributors are leading developers of well-known peer-to-peer systems, such as Gnutella, Freenet, Jabber, Popular Power, SETI@Home, Red Rover, Publius, Free Haven, Groove Networks, and Reputation Technologies. Topics include metadata, performance, trust, resource allocation, reputation, security, and gateways between systems. The book edited on march 2001 costs $29.95.

April-24
2001
LexiQuest and AltaVista for a natural language search engine

LexiQuest, Inc., a provider of Text Mining solutions for the management and access of information using advanced linguistic technology, and AltaVista Company, the search and information marketplace for consumers and businesses, announced they will jointly offer advanced linguistic search capabilities to vertical industries worldwide.
Through this relationship, LexiQuest's natural language processing tools will be integrated with the AltaVista Search Engine 3.0 software platform. This combination is designed to enhance knowledge management applications with the ability to find results based on the meaning of search queries-not just the individual words entered-for more accurate and focused results.

April-24
2001
The soldiers of the future will look like Robocop and stalk their target like the Terminator

Computer displays on their visor-screens will keep them in touch with comrades. When they say the word, tiny rocket launchers mounted on their wrists will fire projectiles, which will lock on to a target visible only on their eye-level screens. Personal body armour will automatically sense the landscape and change colour accordingly to camouflage the soldier…
For five years, that has been the dream. But there has been a catch: it would take a 20lb battery to power tomorrow's hi-tech infantry soldier for even a few days in the field. A US team of engineers may be about to change that.
Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington state have just unveiled a space age generator that weighs less than 2lb, measures little more than a fat paperback novel, can generate 25 watts and keep going for a week.

April-24
2001
A robotic scorpion relying entirely on its reflexes could out perform smarter machines

Frank Kirchner and Alan Rudolph at Northeastern University in Boston have designed a 50-centimetre-long scorpion that has the ability to solve extremely complex problems. This robotic scorpion will try to make its way 80 kilometres across the Mojave desert in California, using little more than programmed automatic reflexes to survive. Its task will be to travel across the desert, reach the target and find its way back again.
The team chose scorpions as the model for their robot partly because the creatures can move so easily over tough terrain, and partly because their reflexes are much simpler than a mammal's.

April-23
2001
The Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

The Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation. Its objective is to support the conceptualization, design, and implementation of Artificial Intelligence capable of humanlike general cognition; and Artificial Intelligence which acts for the benefit for humanity

April-23
2001
The COGITO project: the agent improves your e-commerce

COGITO – E-Commerce with Guiding Agents based on Personalized Interaction Tools – aims at improving consumer-supplier relationships in future e-commerce interfaces featuring agents, which can converse with users in written natural language ("chatterbots"). This project aims at a system that is not merely re-active to some user request, but pro-active and capable of engaging in a goal-directed conversation with the user.

April-23
2001
The 10th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence

The 10th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AI-ED 2001) will be held on May 19-23 2001 at San Antonio, Texas, USA. It provides opportunities for the cross-fertilization of information and ideas from researchers in the many fields that make up this interdisciplinary research area, including: computer science, psychology, linguistics, sociology, and philosophy.
The workshops will be around multi-agent architectures for distributed learning environments, animated pedagogical agents for education, training, and edutainment, computer assisted language learning, etc.

April-20
2001
The Human Side of Peer to Peer: Where Technology and Conversation Come Together

This white paper outlines the innovations brought about within Web communities as a result of Peer-to-Peer collaboration and networking technologies. "We argue that Peer-to-Peer (P2P) is not just about technology but also describes a type of human interaction that is characterized by spontaneity, flexibility, immediacy, and directness. This style of interaction is apparent today and will evolve to change business relationships in the future."

April-20
2001
Pivotal and Hewlett-Packard for intelligent Customer Relation Management

Pivotal corporation announced a strategic agreement with Hewlett-Packard (HP) to jointly sell, market and service the Pivotal Demand Chain Network solution suite to the European, Middle-East and African (EMEA) markets. Pivotal offers products to automate all facets of marketing, sales and customer service relationships between company employees, business partners and customers to manage all your valued business.

April-20
2001
Friendly AI: The Analysis and Design of Benevolent Goal Architectures

Friendly AI is an essay that describes the design features and cognitive architecture required to produce a benevolent - "Friendly" - Artificial Intelligence.  Friendly AI also analyzes the ways in which AI and human psychology are likely to differ, and the ways in which those differences are subject to our design decisions.
The current version of Friendly AI is 0.9. It's circulate for open commentary before the official launch, currently scheduled for June.

April-20
2001
After Napster: IMesh

After Napster, the Recording Industry Association (RIAA) asked IMesh, the file sharing service, to block access to musical files protected by the copyright. 200 000 music titles has been blocked from downloading. The chairman of IMesh said that the company will yield to conditions of the RIAA. " Our objective is to show the possibilities of our technology, not to promote the exchange of stolen music "

April-19
2001
Strategic Finder: a new update has been released

Strategic Finder has released the new version 2.1. It allows you to enter a single query to consult several hundred professional search engines on the Net at the same time. Strategic Finder stores search data on your hard disk, filters them automatically, classifies and presents them in a form that facilitates comparison.

April-19
2001
10th European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems

The 10th European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems (MAAMAW'01) will be held on 2-4 May 2001 at Annecy, France.
The topics of MAAMAW'01 will be around the environmental aspects of multi-agent systems, the coordination and multi-agent planning, the multi-agent systems learning, the multi-agent systems methodology, the social aspects of multi-agent systems, etc.

April-19
2001
WebROCKET: as fast as a rocket

webROCKET automatically turbo charges your Internet connection by boosting Internet data transport efficiency. This accelerator is available in a new version 2001. It adapts your modem or high-speed connection to its maximum potential.

April-18
2001
Ericsson and Samsung Team For Bluetooth Devices

Ericsson has signed a contract with Samsung Electronics to incorporate Bluetooth technology into Samsung's semiconductor products and devices such as mobile phones and PDAs.
"The decision to go with the Bluetooth wireless technology from Ericsson was made after a thorough evaluation of the Bluetooth intellectual property solutions was completed. It was chosen because of its quality, completeness and the maturity of the solution. Naturally, we were also impressed by the wide support of Bluetooth functionality and profiles." Said Hyung Lae Roh, executive vice-president and general manager of Samsung Electronics' System LSI Business.

April-18
2001
AuctionTamer: post an auction becomes easy

AuctionTamer, the customized tabbed Internet browser with a built-in auction item watch list, has added a new feature: the auction-posting. This feature allows you to post items to various auction sites with ease.  No HTML knowledge is required. But if you know HTML then you can design your own auction templates for your own custom look.

April-18
2001
AIBO: house train your dog!

Sony has released the Aibo Master Studio software suite for Aibo ERS-210 owners. It gives AIBO its very own personality. With this tool, Aibo owners can create behaviors (programs), as well as actions (movement, sound and light). These programs are then downloaded onto Sony's proprietary flash memory card, called the Memory Stick, and inserted into an AIBO.

April-18
2001
AddWeb: new features for a new version

The new version of AddWeb Pro, the agent that allows you to automatically submit and rank your site, includes many new features. The "SiteStats LIVE" feature now shows nationality of your visitors, shows breakdown of web browsers your visitor's use and shows the top sites directing traffic to your site. With The "Page Advisor" feature, you can now analyse your web pages (and doorway pages) for search engine readiness and compare your web page readiness to that of your competition.

April-17
2001
The Robot With the Mind of an Eel

This hockey-puck-sized robot is controlled by an immature lamprey eel brain that was removed, kept alive in a special solution and attached to the robot by wires. It can receive signals from the device's electronic eyes and send commands to move the machine's wheels. "Until the recent past, people were using biological nervous systems to inspire technology," said physiologist Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi of Northwestern University's Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. "Now we've gone one step beyond, to tap into the nervous system itself."

April-17
2001
Workshop on Agent Coordination and Context-Adaption in a world of Disappearing Computers

The workshop on Agent Coordination and Context-Adaption will be held on April 23-25, 2001 at Porto, Portugal.
This workshop aims to promote discussion and exchange of ideas among the three fields of Disappearing Computers, Multi-Agent Systems and User-Adapted Interaction.
Topics of interest to the Workshop include: agent communication protocols; coordination, cooperation and negotiation among agents; intelligent virtual agents and environments; adaptive behavior of agents; access to information in a wireless world; etc.

April-17
2001
The world's first artificial brain

The Russian Interfax news agency has reported that Russian scientists have developed the world's first artificial brain with the same intellectual potential as a human: the"neuro-computer".
The "neuro-computer" is based on the workings of the human brain cell. Scientists said it outstrips previous brain models by using state-of-the-art findings in neurophysiology and neuromorphology to produce a truly thinking machine.
But they have warned of the potential of the scientific breakthrough, saying the new brain could turn into a Frankenstein monster if mistreated. The machine needs to be trained like a newborn child, said the scientists.

April-13
2001
Digital hormones for robots

As in a growing child, a flood of hormones will make robots bigger, stronger and more independent. By including hormone-like messaging in a robotic control system, a team at the University of Southern California's Information Science Institute (ISI) in Marina del Rey has managed to overcome a problem that has been dogging robotics.
Behnam Salemi and his colleagues at the ISI have found a way to make such resourceful robots. These include walking creations that will adapt their gait if you break a leg off, and others that inch along like a caterpillar regardless of what length they have become. Both use software inspired by biological hormones. The team will report on their work at a conference on robotics and automation in Seoul next month.

April-13
2001
Kelkoo: "don't cry for me Argentina!"

Kelkoo, the international shopping guide that helps you find the best offer for products and services has stopped its services for Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. On the other hand, it is available for four new countries: Denmark, Holland, Norway and Sweden.

April-13
2001
Workshop on agents and Internet learning

The Fifth International Conference on Autonomous Agents (Agents 2001)wil be held on May 28th 2001 in Montreal. Canada.
The aim of the Agents 2001 conference is to bring together researchers and developers from industry and academia to report on the latest scientific and technical advances, discuss and debate the major issues, and showcase the latest systems. Exciting robot demos will also be presented as part of the Agents 2001 Robot Program, providing an exceptional opportunity to demonstrate state-of-the-art research, to share ideas and technology from the very broad research perspectives addressed by the Agents scientific community, and to increase awareness of the key challenges in designing autonomous robotic agents.

April-12
2001
Dog.com: the latest Aibo rival

Dog.com is not a Web site, it's a mechanised canine designed to acquire its own personality.
According to Tomy, Dog.com is capable of numerous genuine dog-like reactions including tail wagging, blinking and moving its nose. It is also able to react with no less than 795 programmed voice phrases. It's equipped with seven sensors designed to respond to its master's affection. The dog can develop 16 unique personalities and has 3 distinct growth phases. Tomy plans to launch Dog.com in the UK in May.

April-12
2001
The Mindpixel Digital Mind Modeling Project

GAC (pronounced 'Jack') is a first step toward true artificial consciousness. By talking to GAC in clear and unambiguous Mindpixels, you teach what it is to be human. In doing so, you help create the Mindpixel Corpus, which is the largest database of validated human common sense ever attempted to be collected. When complete in 2010 it will have more than one billion individual facts, entered by over two million individual people.

April-12
2001
LimeWire: another file sharing application

LimeWire is a software package which enables individuals to search for and share computer files with anyone on the Internet. LimeWire is compatible with the Gnutella file-sharing protocol and can connect with anyone else running Gnutella-compatible software. At startup, the LimeWire program will connect, via the Internet, to the LimeWire Gateway, a specialized intelligent Gnutella router, to maximize the user's viewable network space.

April-11
2001
Laval Virtual: welcome to the virtual world!

The third international virtual reality exhibition "Laval Virtual" will be held on 16-20 May 2001 in Laval, France.
It aims to show how Virtual Reality offers concrete solutions for research and for business development. The exhibition comprises several spaces such as "Virtual Animations" that presents discoveries and developments of Virtual Reality ; or "The Ingenierium" to discover the latest innovations.
The program includes many shows: artistic, 3D Internet games and festive events.

April-11
2001
InHand and Conversay Partner to Deliver Voice-Enabled Handheld Devices

InHand Electronics, Inc, a leader in creating ultra-portable handheld devices for OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), and Conversay, a specialist in speech technology for mobile and traditional Internet access devices, have announced a strategic partnership to offer speech recognition on InHand's devices. Significant applications for this technology exist in the military, instrumentation and telematics industries.
Beginning in the third quarter of 2001, InHand's Fingertip and Elf boards will be shipped with Conversay's voice recognition technology embedded within them.

April-11
2001
Carrier, IBM to provide the first Web-enabled air conditioner

Carrier and IBM will produce the first Web-enabled air conditioner that wirelessly communicates in real time with other devices such as mobile phones and personal computers.
Named "Myappliance.com," the new service will be built on an infrastructure supported by IBM services, software and hardware.
Carrier plans to launch the 'smart air conditioner', controllable via Wireless Application Protocol phones, this summer to several hundred commercial and residential customers in selected European locations. Plans call for the program to be extended throughout Europe and North America and eventually support other devices, such as personal digital assistants.

April-10
2001
PillBid: a shopbot that takes care of you

PillBid is a site for prescription drugs that acts as an intermediary between the consumer and online pharmacies. Whether you take one or more prescription drugs, PillBid.com enables you to submit the names of your prescription drug(s) and receive a bid from online pharmacies for your business.

April-10
2001
LinkFox: no speed limit!

LinkFox is a web accelerator for both Netscape and Internet Explorer. This program will load only the links you want to look at, and place them directly into your favorite browser's cache, so they will load instantly the moment you are ready to view them.

April-10
2001
BOOKu: your favorite book at the best price

BOOKu is a book shopbot that helps you find the lowest price on any book. You can search by book title, keywords and author. BOOKu searches on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Borders, Buy.com, Powells, & FatBrain. The results include price and the merchants that offer the title.

April-10
2001
AgentTool: design an agent

The agentTool Project is a development tool that allows agent system designers to formally specify the required structure and behavior of a multiagent system and semi-automatically synthesize multiagent systems that meet those requirements.

April-09
2001
Small Planet and Lumo launch a virtual pet that "lives" in your mobile phone

Small Planet Ltd and Lumo Media Oy (www.lumomedia.com) have together designed a virtual pet that "lives" in your mobile phone. The virtual life links SMS, the WAP phone and the Internet in a new way. The pet lives in its own virtual world, with its own virtual past, present and future.
"The virtual pet is proof that a great deal can be achieved with excellent co-operation and in an innovative environment. It has completely humane characteristics: when treated well it develops its knowledge, skills and capabilities. It even gains and looses weight according to the nutrition given to it," describes Tapio Löfman from Lumo Media.
The user brings up and takes care of the virtual pet by satisfying its basic needs, as well as by taking care of its emotional welfare.

April-09
2001
Virtual Kitty is running again!

Virtual Kitty, a Virtual Pet on the Internet, has returned. You can adopt your own Virtual Kitty and come back every day to play with him/her. It's easy but beware: neglect or strain can kill your cat, so take good care of it. You can also get your very own e-mail address @virtualkitty.com.

April-09
2001
Dr. Abuse: what's up doc!

Dr Abuse, the Spanish chatterbot, has been updated. Now, the Doctor remembers more data about the user and other subjects. The knowledge base has been increased with new words and phrases. Dr Abuse has been trained in hundreds of conversations with humans and computers through the Internet. When using this program you will be surprised by the sharpness of its answers and will begin to doubt is he real or not?

April-06
2001
The ElComAg project: Electronic Commercial Agents

The ElComAg (Electronic Commercial Agents) project at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology is focused on facilities for trading of knowledge by electronic commerce, including conceptual modeling of knowledge and trading process, the design of sale-sites (electronic marketplaces), the design of agents for serving the trade process and information system architecture for knowledge trade. It is financed by the Norwegian Research Foundation in the framework of the Distributed Information Technology Systems program.

April-06
2001
Peer-to-Peer Networking Conference

The Peer-to-Peer Networking Conference will be held on April 23-24 2001 at Swissotel, Boston, USA. The topics will be around defining peer-to-peer technology, implementation tactics and management responsibilities, the return on investment of peer-to-peer technology and the benefits to organizations, managing security and infrastructure changes with P2P, exploring next-generation peer-to-peer applications and how peer-to-peer technology will enable companies to intelligently manage and optimize any business process across their entire organization.

April-06
2001
STRABIA Project: Secure TRAnsaction Between Intelligent Agents

STRABIA  -  Secure TRAnsaction Between Intelligent Agents - is a project at the Department of Computing and Mathematics at the Manchester Metropolitan University, U.K. It focuses on the security concerns of agent ensembles, approaches to protecting an execution environment against malicious mobile agents, approaches to protecting an agent from malicious execution environments and the key features required to achieve a secured transaction between agents.

April-06
2001
iAssimilator: increase your communication level

iAssimilator allows you to easily share with other users on the Internet any type of file such as MP3, pictures, games or documents. iAssimilator uses a mix of proprietary and standard web technologies, including an integrated Windows based browser that allows you to open and easily navigate up to ten Web Sites at once, a standard HTML Web Server that allows you to host your own web page on your computer, and Instant Messaging and Chat.

April-05
2001
Voice Controlled Messaging: forget your phone keypad!

Based on speech recognition technology, VCM frees wireless and wireline subscribers from their telephone keypad, enabling them to control service functions with simple spoken commands.
VCM enables subscribers to perform a wide range of mailbox functions by speaking simple word commands, such as "Listen" to retrieve a message, "Send" or "Send email" to send a voice message or email to another subscriber, "Delete" to delete a message from the mailbox and "Call Return".

April-05
2001
Copernic Aggregator: information is power

Copernic Aggregator is a platform that consults several information sources simultaneously and aggregates the results. It's flexible enough to handle a variety of search parameters based on group, category, department, theme, user role, etc. Its technology is compatible with complementary technologies such as search engines, intranet indexers and internal, Web-based information sources.
  Copernic Aggregator validates and refines results and remembers previous searches. The user can also add other search engines to the system and personalize their search profile.
April-05
2001
2001 P2P Industry Overview: An O'Reilly Research Report

The 2001 P2P Industry Overview is a comprehensive look at peer-to-peer from business and technical perspectives. It describes the state of the industry and offer opinions, with hard data to back them up, about where it's going to go next. These opinions are augmented with O'Reilly Research's statistical and computational techniques tailored for modeling, condensing, summarizing, and forecasting trends in software development. The report will be published in May 2001.

April-05
2001
International Workshop on Smart Appliances and Wearable Computing (IWSAWC)

The International Workshop on Smart Appliances and Wearable Computing (IWSAWC) In conjunction with Int'l Conf. on Distributed Computing Systems 2001, will be held on April 16, 2001 at Phoenix (Mesa), Arizona, USA. The topics will be around home networks and applications, frameworks for smart appliances, computing and communications for smart appliances and wearable computing.

April-04
2001
Octopus: browse multiple sites in one window!

Octopus assembles disparate information from various Web sites in real time and presents it in one dynamic browser page, called a View. Octopus provides a Directory that organizes Views according to categories. Use it to find Views on a wide range of topics, from job search and career resources to comparing financial information on Global 2000 companies.

April-04
2001
Tijit: communication becomes easier

Tijit Pro is a Peer-to-Peer alternative to the Virtual Private Network (VPN), which allows you to transfer files much like you can do with Windows Network Neighborhood. This lets you conduct virtual meetings, telecommute, or work on files simultaneously across the network in real time. With Tijit , the network is very easy to setup and requires little to no maintenance. Files of any size can be transferred between computers, different levels of encryption security can be chosen, and peers can also instant message and chat at the same time.

April-04
2001
AgentWebRanking: a well ranked site is a visited one

The 2.03SP2 version to update AgentWebRanking Suite is available. This free program enables webmasters to monitor and improve their search engine rankings, to submit their website, and to search the search engines.

April-04
2001
NeoPets: have fun!

NeoPets, the fun virtual pet site has added 8 more pets to the Tyrannian Pet Pet Shop, including the Krawk, Scado, Gathow and of course... Pet Rock. In Neopets, you can create your own pets, feed them, groom them, look after them and watch them grow. You can also chat to other people, play games, create your own webpages, send NeoMail...

April-03
2001
Digimask: have you ever met your 3D model

From two simple photographs of the face the Digimask system creates a 360-degree model of a person's head, which will allow a fully animatable 3-D replica of the user's head to be displayed on a computer or TV screen. Digimask promises a new era of interactivity and user involvement for games, the Internet and mobile communications.

April-03
2001
TIA 2001: Terminology & Artificial Intelligence

The Terminology & Artificial Intelligence (TIA) conference wil be held on May 3-4 2001at Nancy, France. The TIA Conference aims at promoting convergence and synergy in order to develop and evaluate corpus-processing methodologies, requiring refined natural language processing and artificial intelligence techniques. The end results of those investigations should help build relevant terminological data for specific applications on a systematic basis. The 4th TIA Conference will be an opportunity to explore some of the unsolved problems raised in corpus-based acquisition of terminological data, in the analysis of lexical behavior in specialized corpora, in knowledge modeling and formalization of the resulting data.

April-03
2001
@nyMail: never miss a webmail again-->

The new version of @nyMail, the software that checks your web-based email for you, is available. Minor updates have been made. Previously, @nyMail had problems accessing Netaddress, Netscape Webmail, LycosMail and AngelFire since they have changed. The new release resolves such problems.

April-03
2001
SongSpy : the new version

SongSpy, the music sharing program, has been updated. Many new features have been added to the program such as the resume transfer option, the new MP3 player engine and the download/upload meters. The new version benefits from a better download reliability.

April-02
2001
BizAgent: stay informed on your stocks

BizAgent helps you manage your investments and business interests. Using your Internet connection, BizAgent resides in your Windows tray and tracks the stocks of companies you need to follow. BizAgent alerts you by email or the "You Have News" audio cue whenever companies make news, bringing you key information right when you need it.

April-02
2001
WeatherAloud: it is cold or hot?

WeatherAloud is the talking software that reads you weather forecasts and conditions aloud from over 7500 locations worldwide. It's like having a personal weatherman at your service. You can build a personal list of forecasts that interest you, customize each one to meet your needs, and program WeatherAloud to get automatic weather updates from around the world.

April-02
2001
RoboDog: fetch RS fetch!

The RS-01 RoboDog is a four-legged robot dog that has a wide range of 'senses' that allow it to interact safely with the world. Its senses allow it to balance, give it a sense of position and give it hearing and sight. In autonomous mode, the RS-01 will think and act for itself without the need for human intervention. In Explorer mode, the owner can take control of the RoboDog via voice command or remotely from their PC via a wireless link. An on-board camera allows the owner to log into the robot via the net and drive it around its environment, seeing through its eyes, hearing through its ears and so on. It is intended to perform useful tasks as well as just being fun.

April-02
2001
Poseidon saves you from drowning

The Poseidon system keeps watch through a network of underwater and overhead video cameras. Artificial Intelligence software analyses the images to work out swimmers' trajectories.
When a swimmer sinks towards the bottom of the pool, the new system sends an alarm signal to a poolside monitoring station and a lifeguard's pager. In trials at a pool in Ancenis, near Nantes (France), it saved a life within just a few months, says Alistair McQuade, a spokesman for its maker, Poseidon Technologies.

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