Tag Archives: Switzerland

Peter Gabriel Remixed by Favard

Real World Remixed | Favard’s Remix Of Shock The Monkey

You can listen to the remix, rate it, and comment upon it.

Favard‘s a Swiss duo (Denis Corboz on trumpet, Vincent Jaton on keyboards) playing an interesting style of Electro-Jazz-Chill-Lounge.

Semi-disclaimer: Vincent is a good friend of mine. But he’s also a well-rounded musician and that shows up in his playing.

Artificial Intelligence and Language Acquisition

Teaching Robot Dogs Linguistic Tricks

While written from the perspective of engineering, this short article mentions several important features of human language, including the “conventional” (or “arbitrary”) nature of linguistic signs. On the face of it, the outcome seems rather limited in that these robots create lexical items instead of linguistic structures, but the very idea that robots can learn from one another is a fascinating one (and a well-known concept for artificial intelligence).

Also, it’s nice to see that the EPFL is involved. With its new supercomputing power (one of the fastest academic computers in the world), l’EPF has other reasons to be appreciated.