Dan Gillick is an intern for QUEST. Originally from Boston, he’s been seduced by the Bay Area, where he’s working on a PhD in computer science at Berkeley. He teaches artificial intelligence to undergrads, writes and edits for the Berkeley Science Review, and occasionally makes small advances in the field of "automatic document summarization," which he hopes will be useful some day. When the weather is nice, he has trouble not thinking about playing volleyball on the beach.
All Contributions by Dan:
Thinking about our robotic future is interesting and important, but don't trust anyone who thinks they know exactly what and when.Post on Mar 16, 2010
Chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov lost to IBM's Deep Blue in 1997, but while this was a cultural landmark for Artificial Intelligence, Poker is a more meaningful challenge for researchers.Post on Sep 21, 2009
The Farallon Islands, precariously perched just a few miles from the edge of the North American continental shelf, are home to an incredible array of wildlife, from tiny Auklets to Great White Sharks, The islands have played a surprising role in the cultural, economic, and technological development of the city of San Francisco. This timeline outlines the landmark events between Sir Francis Drake's landing in 1579 and the present day.Slideshow on Jul 25, 2009
Bay Bridge construction and engineering brought to life by the award winning website baybridge360.Post on Jul 09, 2009