Friday, April 14, 2006

Cyc Foundation announced at Cyclify meeting

Here's an announcement we posted today on the OpenCyc site.

Austin, TX. April 14, 2006 --

A new independent non-profit organization was announced Thursday night at the monthly meeting of Cyclify-Austin, the Cyc User's group. The Cyc Foundation is now forming to manage the OpenCyc ontology and to grow the ontology and knowledge base exponentially with the help of volunteers from all walks of life.

Foundation president, John De Oliveira, compared the Foundation's "Cyclify" effort to the Wikipedia project. He said, "The Wikimedia Foundation asks us to 'Imagine a world in which every single person is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.' In the Cyclify project, led by The Cyc Foundation, we ask you to imagine a world in which every single person is given free access to programs that reason with the sum of all human knowledge."

PPT Slides of the Announcement at the Cyclify Meeting
(download first & follow along)


Podcast of the Announcement at the Cyclify Meeting
(duration 1 hr. 18 mins.)

3 Comments:

At 9:11 AM, Anonymous Gavin said...

Thanks for putting these up. Unfortunately, I can't download the PowerPoint. I get a Zope error message about "an empty or missing docstring".

 
At 10:01 AM, Blogger #$JohnD said...

Thanks for letting me know. I've fixed the link. Please give it another try.

 
At 4:04 PM, Blogger Ben said...

Hello John - A very nice presentation. I haven't peeked the slides but suspect it might be worth the effort to webify the PPT ... maybe I'll take a stab at that.

cheers

 

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