Friday, November 7, 2014

Brimeura: "IBM Global University Director Jim Spohrer writes:" - MacLeod IBM global university faculty 1 page proposal Spohrer, Artificial Intelligence developments viz. parallel computation, big data, and better algorithms

IBM Global University Director Jim Spohrer writes:

“If a university faculty were to write a very short 1 page proposal, I could circulate it to a couple IBMers to get feedback to the faculty.”

Dear IBMers, 

At the invitation of IBM Global University Director Jim Spohrer, I’m writing with a research proposal to IBM Global University and a related network of IBMers to study how to plan for adding Watson, BlueMix, cognitive computing and artificial intelligence to MIT OCW-Centric wiki World University and School, and in particular around this WUaS "SUBJECT TEMPLATE" - - and using a MediaWiki/qLabel/Wikipedia/Wikicommons/Wikidata/Wikibase and especially SemanticWiki framework/platform in the process (, and in anticipating further artificial intelligence / cognitive computing developments by faculty. In this proposal, I extend the main idea in this letter to include “If a WUaS faculty member in “The College at WUaS” (,  “”Ph.D. Degrees at World University and School”  (, “World University Law School” (, “World University Medical School” (, - all planned for large languages, and accrediting in most nation states - were to write a 1 page proposal for adding cognitive computing in their discipline in their language to facilitate open teaching and learning (e.g. “Conference Method of Teaching and Learning” -, STEM-, MIT OCW and Humanities-centric, in the information technology age, what would they want and how could they even best and differentially co-develop such cognitive computing technologies with Watson, Bluemix and IBM Global University?

While such A.I. developments viz. parallel computation, big data, and better algorithms (, and especially in the case of WUaS vis-à-vis datasets of all 7,106 languages, in terms of reasoning by cognitive computing machines, might seem more straightforward in the future in S.T.E.M. education subjects and academic disciplines
(e.g.,_Technologies,_Engineering_and_Mathematics#World_University_and_School_Links), I would like to also inquire about the multiple ways in which faculty members could bring machine learning to the humanities ( digitally, as well as in creating new wiki “Subjects” at WUaS in subject areas that one loves teaching and learning about and creatively?

Additionally, as a faculty member, founder and developer of MIT OCW-centric WUaS, I would like to inquire of you IBMers how WUaS might best develop cognitive computing in WUaS’s 12 main areas - Languages, Countries, You at WUaS, Subjects, Courses & Schools, Music School at WUaS, Library Resources, Museums, Hardware Resource Possibilities, Educational Software, Research, and at the Foundation at WUaS ( - including in WUaS “board room” (e.g. most of which are planned for 7,106+ languages and 242+ countries. I particularly would like CC MIT OCW-centric WUaS to be significant in saving, preserving and generating knowledge in all languages (7,106 languages - 287 Wikipedia languages = 6,819+ other languages) as online MIT OCW-centric wiki schools, and how WUaS could best develop with cognitive computing for this?

Guide A.I. Conversation
World University and School, which is like Wikipedia with MIT OCW with plans to be in all 7,106 languages as wiki schools, and to offer online accredited MIT-centric university degrees in most countries and large languages, including law degrees, will develop with A.I. – e.g. - and may be one international university institution which will be significantly part of the "Guide A.I." conversation. In what ways might A.I. inform this further and significantly? I’d like to propose here exploring the above queries.

Scott MacLeod,, November 5, 2014,



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