Common sense for artificial intelligence

ConceptNet, or Open Mind Common Sense, is a long-standing project designed to help computers understand the meanings of words that people use. Starting in 1999, we were the first crowd-sourced project used to train an Artificial Intelligence and one of the first uses of crowdsourcing. 

ConceptNet originated from the crowdsourcing project Open Mind Common Sense, which was launched in 1999 at the MIT Media Lab. It has since grown to include knowledge from other crowdsourced resources, expert-created resources, and games with a purpose. 

It is currently an open data project providing freely-available knowledge graphs and NLP models in 73 languages. 

Over the years this project has had many collaborators and have lived in the Society of Mind, Software Agents, and Digital Intuition groups as well.