Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition





The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, located in downtown Ocala, has been in existence as long as I can remember and I've been in Ocala for 13 years.  The name itself gives rise to questions rather than answers, but the institute is all about finding answers.  

Inside this building, "a group of scientific researchers assembled from around the world collaborate on projects ranging from predicting cyber attacks to helping patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) communicate with the world around them.

"The complicated nature of their research requires exceptional minds from almost every scientific field ... [who] have come together under one roof to help solve some of the most pressing problems facing mankind today."

Here are just two examples of the people working at IHMC:  Dr. Bonnie Dorr, the IHMC Associate Director, earned her Ph.D. in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and co-founded the Computational Linguistics and Information Processing Laboratory at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Yorick Wilks, a Senior Research Scientist from London, attended Cambridge University and earned his Ph.D. in philosophy.

Other scientists working at IHMC have similar credentials and we are fortunate to have this institute here in Ocala. 

[Note:  Thanks to Ocala Style magazine for much of this information.]

14 comments:

Laura. M said...

Investigating helps patients a lot. The ELA is a terrible disease that is killing the person little by little. Good center.
Un abrazo.

William Kendall said...

It looks less like a think tank and more like a resort.

bill burke said...

It's great that you have such a group of well qualified individuals working on the important issues of the day.

RedPat said...

At first I thought you had made that name up. What a wonderful place that is. You are indeed fortunate to have them there!
We are back into a deep freeze!You may have more Ontarians heading down there! ;-))

Sandi said...

That is amazing work!

Kay said...

That's an unexpected sort of place...and they're doing an interesting variety of projects. I wonder where their funding comes from. (It looks as if they could use a few bucks for roof repairs.)

Small City Scenes said...

Are we being perceptive about both. Are we just fleshy machines? I have questions!!!!
MB

Gosia k said...

architecture is interesting

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

I"m with Kay. Curious about the funding! But gotta love a computational linguist!

Janis
GDP

silvia de angelis said...

Un articolo molto interessante, che ho apprezzato nella sua lettura
Un saluto,silvia

Shammickite said...

Is it open to the public to go in and find out what goes on inside?

Sharon Anck said...

That is quite a name for this place but, it sounds like they are doing very good work here.

Lois said...

Interesting. Sounds like they are doing good work. I wonder how they are funded.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Thank heavens for research here and all over the world Lowell.. our minds and bodies are complicated machines!

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