Ontolog Forum

Session Communique
Duration 1 hour
Date/Time June 19 2019 14:00 GMT
9:00am PST/12:00pm EST
5:00pm GMT/6:00pm CET
Convener Ken Baclawski

Ontology Summit 2019 Communiqué


In this session, we continue development of the Communiqué, especially the findings and challenges.

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[12:24] Gary: The D. Michie. ref is Machine learning in the next five years. In Proceedings of the Third European Working Session on Learning, pages 107122. Pitman, 1988.

[12:29] Gary: John McCarthy is one of the "founding fathers" of artificial intelligence, together with Alan Turing, Marvin Minsky, Allen Newell, and Herbert A. Simon. McCarthy coined the term "artificial intelligence" in 1955, and organized the famous Dartmouth conference in Summer 1956. This conference started AI as a field.

[12:29] RaviSharma: thank Gary

[12:30] Mark Underwood: Hi all

[12:31] Mark Underwood: Jumping ahead a bit, looks like we need to flesh out finance a bit

[12:31] Mark Underwood: I have to leave at 1p

[12:31] Mark Underwood: I can take that if Mike B hasn't submitted material already

[12:39] Mark Underwood: Gary suggest that ML is "prominent" vs. "important" in your phrasing

[12:41] Gary: P. Hayes Ontology for liquids J. Hobbs, R. Moore (Eds.), Formal Theories of the Commonsense World, Ablex Pub., Norwood NJ (1985)

[12:48] Gary: @Ken - take out the mention of (exact and METEOR). It is not needed.

[13:00] Mark Underwood: Ken, thanks for this fine edit. Be well folks

[13:07] RaviSharma: Rationale as Ram noticed: include explanations as prerequisite for trust - among AI systems.

[13:14] Gary: I have to go...

[13:17] RaviSharma: Ram will try convey three points he made for the requirement section 8.2.

[13:19] RaviSharma: lot that needs to be done in domains, narratives and contexts and to get explanations and relate to trust.

[13:19] RaviSharma: R&D needed in these areas to develop standards

[13:20] RaviSharma: especially inter-operability needing trust to be established

[13:21] RaviSharma: trustworthy AI needs explanation - Ram said

[13:22] RaviSharma: DNN long before that the problem was recognized, Ken described

[13:23] RaviSharma: Conclusions need to be brief, Ram

[13:23] RaviSharma: Ken agreed

[13:26] RaviSharma: next week for future summit

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