dbworld 人工知能学会MLで見つけたCall for Papers (CFP）ならぬ、Call for Questions.情報爆発（超過剰状態, infomation explosion）時代を生き、接続爆発（connection explosion）サービス爆発（service explosion）が進行中、そして、知性爆発（intelligence explosion）時代へと進む現在において、我々はこの知性爆発に対応するための第一歩となる本質的な質問とは何かを求めているらしい。
The Important Questions:
- Are we ready for the coming of the digital explosions?
- What are fundamental problems and grand challenges in dealing with these explosions?
- Can we identify the most essential questions to be brought in the Intelligence Explosion as did by Turing Sixty years ago?
上記の問いに１人で答えるのは難しいので、群衆の叡智を利用しようということで、知性爆発に対応するための10の本質的な問いをこの分野の研究者・技術者だけでなく、広く一般に集めようというのがこのCall for Questionsの目的とのこと。スケジュールは以下の通り。
- Stage QC (Question Collection): Present ~ November 10 （問いの収集。11月10日まで）
- Stage QV (Question Voting): November 10 ~ November 20 （投票 11/10 〜 11/20）
- Stage QP (Question Panel): December 06 （パネル討論。 12/6）
- マカオで行われる国際会議 World Intelligence Congress のセッション Open Forum on Top 10 Questions in Intelligent Informatics/Computing (Top10Qi) でパネル討論を行うとのこと。
- Stage QR (Question Report): December 10 （報告。12/10以降）
Call for Questions Open Forum on Top 10 Questions in Intelligent Informatics/Computing (Top10Qi) http://wi-consortium.org/blog/top10qi/index.html World Intelligence Congress, Macau, December 4-7, 2012 http://www.fst.umac.mo/wic2012/ Background: Sixty years ago, Alan M. Turing, raised the essential question, "Can machines think?" in his article "Computing Machinery and Intelligence", which can be regarded as one of seeds for AI and other intelligent computing. He believed machines could think and also believed that "at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted". Actually, since the end of the last century, the essential question has become "Can things think?" as proposed by the TTT consortium at MIT. Computer and networks have brought profound changes not only as revolutionary information technologies but also a digital space for creating a new world called cyberworld, whose impacts to our human beings have just begun. Following the information explosion, we are experiencing in connection explosion and service explosion. Sooner or later we will face the next one - Intelligence Explosion! The initial signs of such intelligence explosion have been appearing, such as Web Intelligence (WI) as one representative development of Web, AI, agent technology, neural networks, nature-inspired computing, cloud computing and so forth, and Ubiquitous Intelligence (UI) because of active media, sensor technology, embedded devices, pervasive computing, smart objects, Internet of things, etc. The Important Questions: - Are we ready for the coming of the digital explosions? - What are fundamental problems and grand challenges in dealing with these explosions? - Can we identify the most essential questions to be brought in the Intelligence Explosion as did by Turing Sixty years ago? Perhaps no single person can do all these, but the intelligence exists in the crowd with their collective efforts. Therefore, the open forum is trying to offer a common platform for all of us to work together to think about the basic questions and further figure out Top 10 Questions in Intelligent Informatics (TOP10Qi). Schedule Top10Qi Open Forum will be organized with a series of events/outputs by dividing into four stages: 1. Stage QC (Question Collection): Present ~ November 10 In this stage, we solicit questions from people around the world. No matter what backgrounds and opinions, you are welcome to submit your questions via Top10Qi website at:http://www.fst.umac.mo/wic2012/. A set of social media tools, such as Blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn can be used by you to share your ideas and discuss various issues with others. The Top10Qi Working Committee will track what you have submitted and discussed over different social media, summarize questions, important opinions and other information, and provide the latest progressing results on the Top10Qi website once a week. 2. Stage QV (Question Voting): November 10 ~ November 20 A whole list of all questions will be provided on the Top10Qi website for voting. The vote will be conducted by crowd, i.e., people like you, and Top10Qi Technical Committee is composed of intelligent informatics/computing experts, respectively. Each person or technical committee member can vote up to 10 questions. Therefore, two final Question Voting Results (QVR) will be generated, namely, QVR-CP from the crowd people (CP) and QVR-CM from the committee member (CM). 3. Stage QP (Question Panel): December 06 A Top10Qi panel will be held during the World Intelligence Congress in Macau. In the panel, the detailed information and statistic data will be first reported by the technical committee, and then two sets of Top 10 questions, T10QiCP and T10QiCM, will be announced. Also, Top 10 People who have the most questions in the T10QiCP and T10QiCM will be announced. Next, invited Top10Qi Panelists will give their statements and remarks on the Top 10 Questions. Afterwards, the panel will have open discussions between panelists and all participants. The panel will be lively broadcasted on the Internet, and everyone is welcome to remotely join the panel and ask questions in the panel. 4. Stage QR (Question Report): December 10 ~ The Technical Committee under support of Working Committee will come up a final Top10Qi summarization report about the forum, top 10 questions (T10QiCP & T10QiCM), panelists' statements, audiences' comments, and other data including a whole list of questions collected, their voting results, statistic data, etc. For each of the top 10 questions, the report will list names of these who have submitted question(s) in Stage QC. The report will be put on Top10Qi website for open access. Call for Your Participation The success of the Top10Qi Open Forum will greatly depend on your participation and voluntary work as well as your comments. Hence, besides calling for TOP10Qi, we also sincerely call for your support and joining the special event.