Does The Future of AI Belong to Open Source Java Programmers?

Mar 05, 2002, 00:00 ET from Natural Machine

    PHOENIX, Ariz., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Upstart Natural Machine is taking
 a chance by giving the future of artificial intelligence (AI) to open source
 Java programmers.  In an era when the open source business model is still
 unproven, Natural Machine is releasing the core of its flagship product,
 Verbal AI (http://www.naturalmachine.com/products/vai /) under the open source
 project name of Ai Kernel (AIK) (http://aikernel.sourceforge.net ).  The
 company feels the rewards will come from leveraging the shared knowledge of
 thousands of AI enthusiasts and academia to expand its capabilities in key
 areas of research such as neural networks, Bayesian networks, natural language
 processing (NLP) and other computational linguistics.  The AIK can be used in
 conversational computing, robotics, and other advanced computer technologies.
     "From the beginning, in 1999, I wanted to release Verbal AI as an open
 source project, and I think we've found a way to do it," said Michael Rice,
 Natural Machine's founder and chief software engineer.  Today, the product is
 the engine behind Verbal AI's prompt and respond computing model -- combining
 artificial intelligence, automatic speech recognition (ASR), text to speech
 (TTS) and VoiceXML technologies.
     The AIK is hosted on the leading platform for collaborative open source
 development, Sourceforge at www.sourceforge.net/projects/aikernel / and is
 currently available for free download.  As part of the open source effort, the
 company is currently recruiting assistance from the Java developer community
 for help in the project.
     Additionally, the company has released its latest version of Verbal AI for
 free download at (http://www.naturalmachine.com ).
     Verbal AI and Ai Kernel are property of Natural Machine.
 
      CONTACT:
 
      Company:  Natural Machine
      Title:    Public Relations
      Name:     Kelly Brock,
      Address:  Phoenix, AZ
                USA
      Phone:    888-310-4600
      Web:      http://www.naturalmachine.com
      Email:    kelly.brock@naturalmachine.com
 
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    PHOENIX, Ariz., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Upstart Natural Machine is taking
 a chance by giving the future of artificial intelligence (AI) to open source
 Java programmers.  In an era when the open source business model is still
 unproven, Natural Machine is releasing the core of its flagship product,
 Verbal AI (http://www.naturalmachine.com/products/vai /) under the open source
 project name of Ai Kernel (AIK) (http://aikernel.sourceforge.net ).  The
 company feels the rewards will come from leveraging the shared knowledge of
 thousands of AI enthusiasts and academia to expand its capabilities in key
 areas of research such as neural networks, Bayesian networks, natural language
 processing (NLP) and other computational linguistics.  The AIK can be used in
 conversational computing, robotics, and other advanced computer technologies.
     "From the beginning, in 1999, I wanted to release Verbal AI as an open
 source project, and I think we've found a way to do it," said Michael Rice,
 Natural Machine's founder and chief software engineer.  Today, the product is
 the engine behind Verbal AI's prompt and respond computing model -- combining
 artificial intelligence, automatic speech recognition (ASR), text to speech
 (TTS) and VoiceXML technologies.
     The AIK is hosted on the leading platform for collaborative open source
 development, Sourceforge at www.sourceforge.net/projects/aikernel / and is
 currently available for free download.  As part of the open source effort, the
 company is currently recruiting assistance from the Java developer community
 for help in the project.
     Additionally, the company has released its latest version of Verbal AI for
 free download at (http://www.naturalmachine.com ).
     Verbal AI and Ai Kernel are property of Natural Machine.
 
      CONTACT:
 
      Company:  Natural Machine
      Title:    Public Relations
      Name:     Kelly Brock,
      Address:  Phoenix, AZ
                USA
      Phone:    888-310-4600
      Web:      http://www.naturalmachine.com
      Email:    kelly.brock@naturalmachine.com
 
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