The Cyc product family is powered by an immense multi-contextual knowledge base and an efficient inference engine. The knowledge base is built upon a core of over 1,000,000 hand-entered assertions (or "rules") designed to capture a large portion of what we normally consider consensus knowledge about the world. For example, Cyc knows that trees are usually outdoors, that once people die they stop buying things, and that glasses of liquid should be carried rightside-up.

Articles on that refer to Cyc

The Open Mind Common Sense Project By Push Singh
Why We Can Be Confident of Turing Test Capability Within a Quarter Century By Ray Kurzweil
How Long Before Superintelligence? By Nick Bostrom
Excerpts from The Spike: How Our Lives Are Being Transformed By Rapidly Advancing Technologies By Damien Broderick
What Is Artificial Intelligence? By John McCarthy
Ripples and Puddles By Hans Moravec
One Half of An Argument By Ray Kurzweil
The Age of Intelligent Machines: Footnotes By Ray Kurzweil
The Coming Merging of Mind and Machine By Ray Kurzweil
Technology in the 21st Century: an Imminent Intimate Merger By Ray Kurzweil

News Articles that refer to Cyc

Software links chatbots to OpenCyc inference engine
Birth of a Thinking Machine
Cyc: The World in a Box
Whatever happened to machines that think?
The word: Common sense
Doug Lenat - I was positively impressed with Wolfram Alpha
Firm aims to 'computerize' common sense
A Map That Maps Gene Functions
Kurzweil to forecast human-level 'strong' AI before 2030 at AAAI-2002
Cyc-ing out the terrorists

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The Unofficial, Unauthorized Cyc Frequently Asked Questions Information Sheet