Alan Turing

12 AI Quotes Everyone Should Read

Artificial Intelligence began as a philosophical conundrum in ancient times, developed into a science fiction forecast (and warning) in the Modern Era and is a practical reality today. This shows that from the earliest known period of human history to the present day it has been a subject of …

Artificial Intelligence

Top 10 books about consciousness

From octupuses that might be thinking with their arms to early humans’ blind obedience to gods, these are some of the best guides to the deep enigma inside ordinary life<p>What is consciousness? At first blush this question appears to be rather simple, but with further investigation, it quickly …

Consciousness

The Blockchain Research Institute Manifesto

<i>The Blockchain Research Institute was founded by Don and Alex Tapscott in 2017. It is guided by ten core beliefs:</i><p>Blockchain (also known as …

Bitcoin

5 Movies You Never Realized Were About BI

Ever since sci-fi began to boom in the 19th century (and our Luddite forefathers chucked their clogs into cotton mills to wreck them!), we humans …

DevOps

15 Riveting Facts About Alan Turing

More than six decades after his death, Alan Turing’s life remains a point of fascination, even for people who have no interest in his groundbreaking …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon's next CAPTCHA could test your knowledge of physics

The test will show the user a set of scenarios, and ask them what would happen next<p>First it was simple; all you had to do was click a box. Then, …

Artificial Intelligence

The Turing test is tired. It's time for AI to move on

This weekend at England’s famed Bletchley Park, a bit of software fooled some humans into thinking it was, well, human. Mitsuku, an animated chatbot …

Artificial Intelligence

Ending Ad Fraud: A Distributed and Punitive Approach

Over the past 20 years of digital advertising, we have seen a drumbeat of news stories about fraud. Often, these stories include some terrifying sum …

Turing Test

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On Sunday, President Trump again infuriated progressives by retweeting a GIF from a user named Fuctupmind showing him hitting Hillary Clinton with a …

Liberal View

8 LGBT facts about Victorian England that will blow your mind

The Victorian era saw the death penalty for buggery abolished in 1861 – but it wasn’t exactly plain sailing for LGBT people after that.<p>Crossdressing …

LGBTQ

Artificial intelligence in government, education and healthcare - Current landscape and future potential

The field of AI has reached an inflection point today, where it is on the cusp of revolutionising areas as diverse as security, finance, transport, …

Artificial Intelligence

Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 18-24 September 2017

All week Street Art and Fan Making<b>LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL:</b> The big daddy of design shows is back for its fifteenth year. There's a ridiculous amount …

London

You Are Already Living Inside a Computer

Futurists predict a rapture of machines, but reality beat them to it by turning computing into a way of life.<p>Suddenly, everything is a computer. Phones, of course, and televisions. Also toasters and door locks, baby monitors and juicers, doorbells and gas grills. Even faucets. Even garden hoses. …

Singularity

TIFF 2017: Movie magic from math and science

Math and science are hot topics with contemporary filmmakers. Think of the brilliant portrayal of African-American mathematicians and scientists in …

The Shape of Water

Your Next New Best Friend Might Be a Robot - Issue 52: The Hive

One night in late July 2014, a journalist from the Chinese newspaper <i>Southern Weekly</i> interviewed a 17-year-old Chinese girl named Xiaoice (pronounced …

Artificial Intelligence

New Xamarin University Webinar: Exploring UrhoSharp 3D with Xamarin Workbooks

Join me <b>on Thursday, September 21 at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET / 4 pm UTC for my “Exploring UrhoSharp 3D with Xamarin Workbooks” webinar</b>, where I’ll combine …

Programming

3D Face Reconstruction

3D Face Reconstruction from a Single Image<p>This is an online demo of our paper <i>Large Pose 3D Face Reconstruction from a Single Image via Direct</i> …

Marie Curie

The Map of Computer Science: New Animation Presents a Survey of Computer Science, from Alan Turing to “Augmented Reality”

I’ve never wanted to start a sentence with “I’m old enough to remember…” because, well, who does? But here we are. I remember the enormously …

Computer Science

Rest

I recently finished reading Rest and enjoyed it.<p>It talks about how to get more done by deliberately choosing what you do when you’re not working …

Productivity

Forget the hype. Here are 5 practical ways AI improves marketing today

‘AI’ – artificial intelligence – is the latest tech term getting marketers excited with its potential to streamline, optimise and scale marketing …

Artificial Intelligence

Scotland could issue pardons for past gay sex offences

Scotland is set to introduce its own ‘Turing Law’, after England, Scotland and Northern Ireland introduced legislation to pardon historically illegal …

Scottish Parliament

Unsung hero of Bletchley Park to finally be recognised as book 'rectifies damage of Imitation Game'

In life, he was the first head of GCHQ, who spotted the talent of Alan Turing and helped win the Second World War. By the time Hollywood got their hands on him, he was turned into a “pompous prat” obsessed with hindering the efforts of Bletchley Park’s stars.<p>The true story of Commander Alastair …

Military History

Going to Mars? Meet Your Robot Therapist

What happens if an astronaut begins to crack under the pressure of trying to survive a hostile space world? Turns out AI bots are a pretty good substitute for the analyst's couch.<p>“If the oxygenator breaks down, I'll suffocate. If the water reclaimer breaks down, I'll die of thirst. If the hab …

Robots

Awesome, Astounding and Anomalous: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, like when people share memories of events that never happened, or a university professor stumbles …

Science

Google’s Fighting Hate And Trolls With A Dangerously Mindless AI

The AI–used by The New York Times to filter comments–says, for example, that “Hitler was evil” and “Google is evil” are likely to be “toxic” speech.<p>People keep asking me how smart computers are these days. This even happened this morning, when a man from Italy asked me whether new computer systems …

Artificial Intelligence

Gay men to receive 'Turing Law' pardons

<b>Gay men who were convicted of same-sex offences in Scotland before laws against homosexuality were dropped are to receive full pardons.</b><p>The BBC understands the Scottish government will announce a new bill next week.<p>If approved in parliament it would mean that all convicted gay men in Scotland would …

LGBTQ

Artificial intelligence: The future is superintelligent

Stuart Russell weighs up a book on the risks and rewards of the AI revolution.<p>Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence<p>Max Tegmark</i> …

Singularity

Dozens of Lost Letters From Alan Turing, Forefather of the Computer Age, Surface

This year professor of computer engineering Jim Miles made an unexpected discovery. Miles, who teaches at the University of Manchester, was clearing …

Science

New Letters Show Alan Turing Wasn't a Fan of the U.S.A.

A computer scientist at the University of Manchester has found a previously unknown cache of 148 letters written by Alan Turing, the famed …

History

Lost Alan Turing Letters Reveal He Hated America

A batch of previously unknown letters from the famous code-breaker and computer scientist Alan Turing has been discovered in England.<p>The papers had …

Archaeology