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Wesner Moise
Founder of SoftPerson, AI software company. Former Microsoft Excel developer (97-XP). .NET Enthusiast.
Interests: Software, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing
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My company is SoftPerson, which specializes in “semantic computing” in everyday general-purpose applications. The past decade or so was one of a lot of reading, research and experimentation with entirely new technologies and user experiences, but no product. I can’t really continue for more than another year without revenues, so I came up with some remedies. These are my plans for the current year. Releasing a NConvert semantic code conversion tool early this year Kickstarter for NStatic, a static analysis tool, next month (In a future year, I would do the same for my natural language wordprocessor product). In both... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Wesner Moise Blog
One of the most common points of skepticism I face from people is the notion that computers can understanding anything. Meaning, they presume, is the province of human thought and not mechanical computation. Even as conversational assistants like Siri, Watson and Google Now have reached mainstream usage, the numerous failures in machine understanding serve to reinforce in their mind humanity's unique gift of understanding. It turns out that the meaning of natural language and computer programs can be modeled through formal semantics. The meaning of computer programs are modeled through formalisms like lambda calculus and modal logic. The meaning of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at SoftPerson Blog
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SoftPerson, LLC is committed to making general purpose software applications that utilize proprietary artificial intelligence techniques to automate creativity—performing tasks normally assumed to be the province of humanity not machines. The business plan of SoftPerson, LLC to build a natural language wordprocessor was a finalist and won prize money in the 2002 New Venture Championship national business plan competition held at the University of Oregon Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship. The business plan also made semifinalist in other national business plan competitions. The original company was started in 2002 with five team members and was dissolved the following year. SoftPerson, LLC... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at SoftPerson Blog
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"when I think of how much cultural heft a film has, I'm more interested in how many people enjoyed the communal delight of being in front of the big screen, not simply how much money they had to pay to see it" It's difficult to gauge cultural heft from the number of tickets sold.... If we think about the audience of a movie, we shouldn't really exclude nontraditional viewing channels like DVD viewings in home theaters which are cheaper but far more popular than theatrical viewings. DVD revenues were twice as much as theatrical revenues in 2004. (Piracy is another matter, but shouldn't really count.) I have a problem with the Gone with the Wind analogy, because it was initially shown on tours, and then it's been continuously showing over a four year period in theatres back when television was not available and the revenue numbers are based on repeated showings over a half century.
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