Noam Chomsky at Age 90

Noam Chomsky will turn 90 in December. Here are a few highlights from his work this month (September): 

  • traveled to Brazil to participate in the international seminar on Threats to Democracy and the Multipolar World, organized in Sao Paulo by the Perseu Abramo Foundation of the Workers’ Party (PT)
  • visited former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has been a political prisoner for 167 days in Curitiba, and advocated for Lula's right to be on the ballot next year
  • joined Indian writer Arundhati Roy, Canadian author Naomi Klein, American playwright Eve Ensler and Indian journalist Vijay Prasad in calling for release of Indian photographer Shahidu Aman 
  • co-issued a statement in support of the Okinawa Prefectural Government’s revocation of the land reclamation approval for the Futenma replacement facility (part of the ongoing effort to demilitarize Okinawa) 
 
Meanwhile, Franz Inc., an early innovator in Artificial Intelligence (AI)... and Semantic Web Company, ...leading provider of Semantic AI solutions, announced a partnership to develop the Noam Chomsky Knowledge Graph. This project is the first aimed at connecting all the works from a public figure and turning the linked information into a searchable and retrievable resource for the public.
 
"Noam Chomsky is one of the most brilliant minds of our generation," said Fred Davis, Executive Director of the Chomsky Knowledge Graph project, "His body of work is tremendously valuable to people across many disciplines. Our goal is to make Chomsky's work searchable in the context of topics and concepts, readable in excerpts, and easily available to journalists, scientists, technologists, students, philosophers, and historians as well as the general public."
 
Hmmm...What did I do today? 
 

Date: September 20, 2018