Patents by Inventor Stephanie Houde

Stephanie Houde has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20230325470
    Abstract: An autonomous agent operating method, system, and computer program product, including launching a first autonomous agent for a task with an initial update interval and adjusting the initial update interval for a second autonomous agent based on a second task for the second autonomous agent being similar to the task over time in relation to a trust level of a human user in a performance of the first autonomous agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: John Thomas Richards, David John Piorkowski, Stephanie Houde, Yunfeng Zhang, Qingzi Liao, Rachel Katherine Emma Bellamy
  • Patent number: 11747970
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to interactive graphical display. A request is processed by a generative system to generate multiple hypotheses of an output in response to the request, a primary hypothesis of the multiple hypotheses having a highest confidence for the output, multiple secondary hypotheses of the multiple hypotheses having a lower confidence than the highest confidence. At least one region of divergence is determined from the primary hypothesis by the multiple secondary hypotheses, the at least one region of divergence having alternatives in the multiple secondary hypotheses, the alternatives in the multiple secondary hypotheses differing from the primary hypothesis. A graphical user interface displays the at least one region of divergence in the primary hypothesis and alternatives in the multiple secondary hypotheses for the at least one region of divergence, the alternatives and primary hypothesis for the at least one region of divergence being displayed as selectable options for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven I. Ross, Stephanie Houde, Fernando Carlos Martinez, Justin David Weisz, John Thomas Richards
  • Patent number: 11741192
    Abstract: An autonomous agent operating method, system, and computer program product, including configuring an autonomous agent for a task, launching the autonomous agent with an initial update interval, the update interval determining a frequency of the autonomous agent reporting results to a human user for review, measuring the trust level of human user in a performance of the autonomous agent, and dynamically adjusting the update interval based on this measured trust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Thomas Richards, David John Pirokowski, Stephanie Houde, Yunfeng Zhang, Qingzi Liao, Rachel Katherine Emma Ballamy
  • Publication number: 20230267066
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for software anomaly detection is provided. The present invention may include, receiving a target source code including a sequence of tokens. The present invention may also include, determining a probability of a candidate token in the sequence of tokens based on a context of other tokens in the sequence of tokens. The present invention may further include, in response to the determined probability of the candidate token satisfying a low probability threshold, detecting a low probability region in the received target source code, wherein the detected low probability region is associated with the candidate token satisfying the low probability threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Steven I. Ross, Stephanie Houde, Fernando Carlos Martinez, Hendrik Strobelt
  • Publication number: 20230177255
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for counterfactual conversation simulation is disclosed. The computer-implemented method includes generating a system output based, at least in part, on a user input. The computer-implemented method further includes determining that a system output/user input pair is not satisfactory based, at least in part, on a system output/user input score being below a predetermined threshold. The computer-implemented method further includes generating, in response to determining the system output/user input pair is not satisfactory, a counterfactual simulation of the user input based, at least in part, on a target intent of the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Inventors: Vera Liao, Yunfeng Zhang, Stephanie Houde
  • Publication number: 20230088175
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to interactive graphical display. A request is processed by a generative system to generate multiple hypotheses of an output in response to the request, a primary hypothesis of the multiple hypotheses having a highest confidence for the output, multiple secondary hypotheses of the multiple hypotheses having a lower confidence than the highest confidence. At least one region of divergence is determined from the primary hypothesis by the multiple secondary hypotheses, the at least one region of divergence having alternatives in the multiple secondary hypotheses, the alternatives in the multiple secondary hypotheses differing from the primary hypothesis. A graphical user interface displays the at least one region of divergence in the primary hypothesis and alternatives in the multiple secondary hypotheses for the at least one region of divergence, the alternatives and primary hypothesis for the at least one region of divergence being displayed as selectable options for a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Inventors: Steven I. Ross, Stephanie Houde, Fernando Carlos Martinez, Justin David Weisz, John Thomas Richards
  • Patent number: 11587557
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of the present invention, a computer implemented method, a computer system and a computer program product for creating an ontological conversational agent, the method including creating an ontological specification of a domain of discourse of the ontological conversational agent, and creating a description of one or more goals of the ontological conversational agent. In an embodiment, the ontological description includes classes of entities, their associated attributes and relationships between the classes of entities. In an embodiment, the ontological description includes language-related descriptions. In an embodiment, the method, computer system and computer program product further includes creating a description of services of the ontological conversational agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven I. Ross, Stephanie Houde
  • Patent number: 11429360
    Abstract: A method of using artificial intelligence to provide source code from an original programming language in a target programming language showing regions of low confidence. The method includes receiving, by a computing device, a code base in an original programming language. The computing device further provides the code base in the original programming language to a target programming language using an artificial intelligence tool. The computing device additionally displays the code base in the target programming language using a visualization tool in a visual interface. The computing device still further displays the regions of uncertainty to a human user in the visual interface. The regions of uncertainty provide low confidence regions of the code base in the target programming language for targeted user intervention. The regions of low confidence correlate with violations to provide displayed actionable insight regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mayank Agarwal, Kartik Talamadupula, Justin David Weisz, Stephanie Houde, Fernando Carlos Martinez, Michael Muller, John Thomas Richards, Steven I. Ross
  • Publication number: 20220101833
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of the present invention, a computer implemented method, a computer system and a computer program product for creating an ontological conversational agent, the method including creating an ontological specification of a domain of discourse of the ontological conversational agent, and creating a description of one or more goals of the ontological conversational agent. In an embodiment, the ontological description includes classes of entities, their associated attributes and relationships between the classes of entities. In an embodiment, the ontological description includes language-related descriptions. In an embodiment, the method, computer system and computer program product further includes creating a description of services of the ontological conversational agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Steven I. Ross, Stephanie Houde
  • Patent number: 11263188
    Abstract: A method for automatically generating documentation for an artificial intelligence model includes receiving, by a computing device, an artificial intelligence model. The computing device accesses a model facts policy that indicates data to be collected for artificial intelligence models. The computing device collects artificial intelligence model facts regarding the artificial intelligence model according to the model facts policy. The computing device accesses a factsheet template. The factsheet template provides a schema for an artificial intelligence model factsheet for the artificial intelligence model. The computing device populates the artificial intelligence model factsheet using the factsheet template with the artificial intelligence model facts related to the artificial intelligence model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew R. Arnold, Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Kaoutar El Maghraoui, Michael Hind, Stephanie Houde, Kalapriya Kannan, Sameep Mehta, Aleksandra Mojsilovic, Ramya Raghavendra, Darrell C. Reimer, John T. Richards, David J. Piorkowski, Jason Tsay, Kush R. Varshney, Manish Kesarwani
  • Publication number: 20210232867
    Abstract: An autonomous agent operating method, system, and computer program product, including configuring an autonomous agent for a task, launching the autonomous agent with an initial update interval, the update interval determining a frequency of the autonomous agent reporting results to a human user for review, measuring the trust level of human user in a performance of the autonomous agent, and dynamically adjusting the update interval based on this measured trust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: John Thomas Richards, David John Piorkowski, Stephanie Houde, Yunfeng Zhang, Qingzi Liao, Rachel Katherine Emma Bellamy
  • Publication number: 20210133162
    Abstract: A method for automatically generating documentation for an artificial intelligence model includes receiving, by a computing device, an artificial intelligence model. The computing device accesses a model facts policy that indicates data to be collected for artificial intelligence models. The computing device collects artificial intelligence model facts regarding the artificial intelligence model according to the model facts policy. The computing device accesses a factsheet template. The factsheet template provides a schema for an artificial intelligence model factsheet for the artificial intelligence model. The computing device populates the artificial intelligence model factsheet using the factsheet template with the artificial intelligence model facts related to the artificial intelligence model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew R. Arnold, Rachel K.E. Bellamy, Kaoutar El Maghraoui, Michael Hind, Stephanie Houde, Kalapriya Kannan, Sameep Mehta, Aleksandra Mojsilovic, Ramya Raghavendra, Darrell C. Reimer, John T. Richards, David J. Piorkowski, Jason Tsay, Kush R. Varshney, Manish Kesarwani
  • Patent number: 7991720
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for organizing information in a computer filing system. The method and apparatus include the creation of a pile comprising a collection of documents and displaying a graphical representation of the collection of documents. The method and apparatus further include browsing the collection of documents by pointing a cursor at a particular item in the collection of documents to reveal an indicia for the particular item in the collection of documents. The filing system can automatically divide a pile (e.g. a collection of documents from an electronic mail network) into subpiles on the basis of the content of each document in the pile, and the filing system, at the user's request can automatically file away documents into existing piles in the computer system on the basis of a similarity match between the content (or other internal representation) of the document and the content (or other internal representation) of existing piles in the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Mander, Daniel E. Rose, Gitta Salomon, Yin Yin Wong, Timothy Oren, Susan Booker, Stephanie Houde
  • Patent number: 7849035
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for organizing information in a computer filing system. The method and apparatus include the creation of a pile comprising a collection of documents and displaying a graphical representation of the collection of documents. The method and apparatus further include browsing the collection of documents by pointing a cursor at a particular item in the collection of documents to reveal an indicia for the particular item in the collection of documents. The filing system can automatically divide a pile (e.g. a collection of documents from an electronic mail network) into subpiles on the basis of the content of each document in the pile, and the filing system, at the users request can automatically file away documents into existing piles in the computer system on the basis of a similarity match between the content (or other internal representation) of the document and the content (or other internal representation) of existing piles in the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Mander, Daniel E. Rose, Gitta Salomon, Yin Yin Wong, Timothy Oren, Susan Booker, Stephanie Houde
  • Publication number: 20070033537
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for organizing information in a computer filing system. The method and apparatus include the creation of a pile comprising a collection of documents and displaying a graphical representation of the collection of documents. The method and apparatus further include browsing the collection of documents by pointing a cursor at a particular item in the collection of documents to reveal an indicia for the particular item in the collection of documents. The filing system can automatically divide a pile (e.g. a collection of documents from an electronic mail network) into subpiles on the basis of the content of each document in the pile, and the filing system, at the users request can automatically file away documents into existing piles in the computer system on the basis of a similarity match between the content (or other internal representation) of the document and the content (or other internal representation) of existing piles in the computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Inventors: Richard Mander, Daniel Rose, Gitta Salomon, Yin Wong, Timothy Oren, Susan Booker, Stephanie Houde
  • Publication number: 20040128277
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for organizing information in a computer filing system. The method and apparatus include the creation of a pile comprising a collection of documents and displaying a graphical representation of the collection of documents. The method and apparatus further include browsing the collection of documents by pointing a cursor at a particular item in the collection of documents to reveal an indicia for the particular item in the collection of documents. The filing system can automatically divide a pile (e.g. a collection of documents from an electronic mail network) into subpiles on the basis of the content of each document in the pile, and the filing system, at the user's request can automatically file away documents into existing piles in the computer system on the basis of a similarity match between the content (or other internal representation) of the document and the content (or other internal representation) of existing piles in the computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Richard Mander, Daniel E. Rose, Gitta Salomon, Yin Yin Wong, Timothy Oren, Susan Booker, Stephanie Houde
  • Patent number: 6613101
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for organizing information in a computer filing system. The method and apparatus include the creation of a pile comprising a collection of documents and displaying a graphical representation of the collection of documents. The method and apparatus further include browsing the collection of documents by pointing a cursor at a particular item in the collection of documents to reveal an indicia for the particular item in the collection of documents. The filing system can automatically divide a pile (e.g. a collection of documents from an electronic mail network) into subpiles on the basis of the content of each document in the pile, and the filing system, at the users request can automatically file away documents into existing piles in the computer system on the basis of a similarity match between the content (or other internal representation) of the document and the content (or other internal representation) of existing piles in the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Mander, Daniel E. Rose, Gitta Salomon, Yin Yin Wong, Timothy Oren, Susan Booker, Stephanie Houde
  • Publication number: 20020080180
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for organizing information in a computer filing system. The method and apparatus include the creation of a pile comprising a collection of documents and displaying a graphical representation of the collection of documents. The method and apparatus further include browsing the collection of documents by pointing a cursor at a particular item in the collection of documents to reveal an indicia for the particular item in the collection of documents. The filing system can automatically divide a pile (e.g. a collection of documents from an electronic mail network) into subpiles on the basis of the content of each document in the pile, and the filing system, at the users request can automatically file away documents into existing piles in the computer system on the basis of a similarity match between the content (or other internal representation) of the document and the content (or other internal representation) of existing piles in the computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: Richard Mander, Daniel E. Rose, Gitta Salomon, Yin Yin Wong, Timothy Oren, Susan Booker, Stephanie Houde
  • Patent number: 6243724
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for organizing information in a computer filing system. The method and apparatus include the creation of a pile comprising a collection of documents and displaying a graphical representation of the collection of documents. The method and apparatus further include browsing the collection of documents by pointing a cursor at a particular item in the collection of documents to reveal an indicia for the particular item in the collection of documents. The filing system can automatically divide a pile (e.g. a collection of documents from an electronic mail network) into subpiles on the basis of the content of each document in the pile, and the filing system, at the user's request can automatically file away documents into existing piles in the computer system on the basis of a similarity match between the content (or other internal representation) of the document and the content (or other internal representation) of existing piles in the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Mander, Daniel E. Rose, Gitta Salomon, Yin Yin Wong, Timothy Oren, Susan Booker, Stephanie Houde