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Samuel Kenyon
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General Purpose AI  - 
 
Watson ‪#‎AI‬ diagnosed a 60-year-old woman's rare form of leukemia that had been incorrectly identified months earlier

Headline says "Saved"...probably hype. Diagnosis doesn't mean they actually saved her yet.

https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/07/ibms-watson-ai-saved-a-woman-from-leukemia/
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Who says Intelligence is really anything more than that?
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Soft Robots and Kangaroo Tails:
Modulating Compliance in Continuum Structures
Through Mechanical Layer Jamming
Jessie Lee C. Santiago, Isuru S. Godage, Phanideep Gonthina, and Ian D. Walker
http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/soro.2015.0021
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Cognitive science paper that should of interest to some AI researchers:

On Having No Head: Cognition throughout Biological Systems
- František Baluška and Michael Levin

http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00902/full
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My manifesto: Science

... look into it. It's the dead opposite of want and fear. Science is only science because it considders want and fear as noise. The noise that is brought by and gets in between any observer and what is observed. Compare to engineering, the dead opposite of science, which is tasked to amplify want and fear as means of building self seductive mechanisms of local exploitation.
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Enactive, Embodied, and Ecological AI  - 
 
Engel's 2013 Pragmatic Turn paper: bit.ly/29u0CfC
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Brute Sanity - Teaser Trailer. She fights her insane ex-boss for a reality-altering alien artifact. Watch the first teaser trailer! #sci-fi http://thndr.me/nBp6l4. We will post this one-time message to your account on. May 25 at 11:30PM EDT.
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Introduce yourself!  - 
 
As a child, I possessed a couple innocent dreams--creating robots and making films. After establishing a career in robotics software, I returned to acting and screenwriting.

In 2014 I wrote, produced, and starred in Enough to be Dangerous (http://imaginarydanger.com/etbd), a short crime/thriller film.

My next project is a feature length sci-fi film (which I am directing) called Brute Sanity (http://brutesanity.com).
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Early teaser trailer for my in-production film Brute Sanity:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dyifeyKwHs
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AI Research  - 
 
Story about Tufts using evolved models for biology:

"The simulated experiments demonstrate how artificial intelligence can augment human abilities" http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/evolution/ai-biology/ 
Using evolution as a guide, developmental biologists have built an organism using nothing but computer code.
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Thanks for trying.

I followed the article through PBS's website and it has at least three different titles, all with similar levels of hyperbole. I emailed them (not the author) probably to no avail.
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Enactive, Embodied, and Ecological AI  - 
 
On Having No Head: Cognition throughout Biological Systems
- František Baluška and Michael Levin

http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00902/full
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Same thing. Vanivray is my filmmaking name.
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Enactive, Embodied, and Ecological AI  - 
 
new enactivism book: The Pragmatic Turn, ed. Andreas K. Engel, Karl J. Friston & Danica Kragic

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/pragmatic-turn#.V3vaAgaKfkY.twitter
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Not this again Randall.
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Crowdspeak campaign for my surreal sci-fi film!

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/42003-brute-sanity-teaser-trailer
Brute Sanity - Teaser Trailer. She fights her insane ex-boss for a reality-altering alien artifact. Watch the first teaser trailer! #sci-fi http://thndr.me/nBp6l4. We will post this one-time message to your account on. May 25 at 11:30PM EDT.
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☛ AI ☛ robots ☛ UX ☛ film
Introduction
Aside from working as a robotics software engineer, I research artificial intelligence / computational intelligence, especially cognitive architectures, commonsense reasoning, learning, and developmental systems.

I'm also a filmmaker. My upcoming science fiction movie, Brute Sanity (2016) (http://brutesanity.com), deals with perception as an interface.

Blog: http://synapticnulship.com/blog
Brute Sanity: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5014122
Bragging rights
Lead the release of many versions of production software for a successful iRobot robot series. Improved the state of the art in wearable HRI for teleoperated recon robots circa 2007.
Education
  • Northeastern University
    BS
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Graduate special student (not a degree program)
    Cognitive Architectures Research (9.364) Commonsense Reasoning for Interactive Applications (MAS.969) Society of Mind / The Emotion Machine (6.868)
Work
Occupation
software engineer
Skills
C++, iterative development, mobile robotics, backends, graphics / games / desktop UIs, wearable UIs, embedded systems
Employment
  • GnuBIO
    2014 - present
  • Basis Technology Corp.
    software engineer, 2012 - 2014
  • iRobot Corp.
    software engineer, 2005 - 2012
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
    intern, 2003 - 2003
  • Charles River Analytics
    intern, 2004 - 2004
  • DEKA
    intern, 2002 - 2002
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The Power of Creativity: How Game Design Changes the Way We Think
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CMU Researchers Create a Multitouch Surface Everywhere
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