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V.D. Veksler
Attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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I am a scientist doing research on Computational Cognitive Modeling. My work falls under Artificial Intelligence and Psychology domains. I study human/animal learning and decision mechanisms, and develop computational agents based on these mechanisms (links: 1 2 3). 

I also spend a good deal of time on cognitive robotics (interfacing robots with cognitive systems link), on virtual world simulations (interfacing Second Life with cognitive systems link), on semantic models (getting computers to learn word meaning by reading link), and cognitive engineering (a sub-field of human-computer interaction), and I have taught courses on all of these topics at Rensselaer (i♥rpi).

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  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Cognitive Science, 2009
  • Rutgers University
    Computer Science; Psychology, 1999

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#ubuntu tablet that's also a desktop?
Not only is it a 10-inch tablet, but connect a monitor, keyboard and mouse and the M10 becomes a PC.
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wonderful insight about #tech, #smarphones and our culture of constant connection --
"[when I went offline for 3 days] I was less harried, I suppose, but I was also far less informed, and not as advanced in my understanding of all sorts of things that interested me. I felt as though I were standing still rather than moving forward."
 
Sometimes a digital cleanse isn't freeing so much as agonizingly boring.
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#drone #racing league looks pretty sick. count me a fan #droneracing
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using #AI to call #football plays. makes sense.
 
Football Coaches Are Turning to AI for Help Calling Plays

The application of artificial intelligence to play-calling is already upon us. Last spring, two students at North Carolina State, William Burton and Michael Dickey, built a model to predict whether an NFL team would pass or run, information that would hugely benefit defensive coordinators. Tested against decisions made in a 2014 Cowboys-Jaguars game, the model picked the play type 91.6 percent of the time.
AI researchers are using computers to start to evaluate and predict play calls in football games. It could lead to a stunning change in how games are run.
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#AI with a sense of humor? :)
 
It’s easy to imagine that humor will be one of the last bastions that separates humans from machines ... http://ow.ly/WVOOl
The latest work with AI machines is expanding the new field of computational humor.
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#green citibike is an awesome concept. would be nice if they had electric assist options and expanded outside of manhattan
 
Originally published on Gas2. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on New Year’s Eve that his city’s bicycle sharing network, known as Citi Bike, was used by riders 10 million times in 2015. There are currently 7,500 bicycles in the system, which added…
Originally published on Gas2. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on New Year’s Eve that his city’s bicycle sharing network, known as Citi Bike, was used by riders 10 million times in 2015. There are currently 7,500 bicycles in the system, which added 2,400 bikes and 138 new docking stations throughout the city during the
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Bravo — WhiteHat Hacker replaces #Malware Setups with an #Antivirus Installer.
A White hat Hacker Hijacked into Dridex Banking Trojan Botnet Network and Replaced the Malware file with Avira Antivirus installers
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breakthrough in #AI - #google   #deepmind  beats Go champion
 
Google DeepMind created a sophisticated AI computer program that has beaten a Go champion for the first time in history.
Google's DeepMind program, which has mastered the 2,500-year-old board game, is a big achievement in artificial intelligence
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#nyc public #wifi
Today, the first of New York City’s public, gigabit wifi hotspots opened to the public. I tried them, so take it from me: They’re insanely fast. How fast? Fast enough that Starbucks’ free internet is about to get killed.
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I'd be happy with 2% of that. #firstworldproblems  
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Unless these steps are taken, humans cannot successfully travel to and inhabit other star systems.
It's a common theme in science fiction, but migrating to planets beyond our solar system will be a lot more complicated and difficult than you might imagine
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How it really works.
**Need something to watch this weekend? Try the new PHD Movie: http://phdmovie.com
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