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DailyDirt: Computers Becoming More Like Us

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The field of artificial intelligence is steadily making progress and developing software that can perform some pretty impressive tasks. Still, most AI projects aren't quite ready to convince everyone that computers can be good at general intelligence. But to some folks, it's only a matter of time before robots are...
DailyDirt: Computers Becoming More Like Us

Are You a Bot (or Not)?

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Ever been followed by a fellow Twitter user named @YoulandaX3477, and wondered whether she's your friend Youlanda from third grade (hi, Youlanda!) ... or, just possibly, a bot? Have you ever wondered whether the people you meet on Twitter are actually, ultimately, people? It can be, sometimes, alarmingly hard to...
Are You a Bot (or Not)?
Unreal Tournament bots appear more human than humans

AI robot: how machine intelligence is evolving

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No computer can yet pass the 'Turing test' and be taken as human. But the hunt for artificial intelligence is moving in a different, exciting direction that involves creativity, language – and even jazz'I propose to consider the question "Can machines think?"' Not my question but the opening of Alan...
AI robot: how machine intelligence is evolving
How Stay-At-Home Moms, A Doctor, And A Pro Wrestler Make Social Media More Human

A petition to put computing legend Alan Turing on British banknotes hits 10,000 signatures

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An online petition in the UK has garnered 10,000 signatures as it aims to get one of the fathers of modern computing put onto British banknotes. Alan Turing was a computer science pioneer, whose work helped pave the way for the device you’re reading this article on. His Turing Machine...
A petition to put computing legend Alan Turing on British banknotes hits 10,000 signatures
AI with 13-year-old boy's personality wins top prize at world's biggest Turing test

Musical Turing test: which audio clip was composed by a computer?

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Listen to these five audio clips and try to guess which piece of music was dreamed up inside the brain of a computer...
Musical Turing test: which audio clip was composed by a computer?

US computer 'bot' baffles boffins

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A computer-controlled video game character displays behaviour that is indistinguishable from a human player to pass the Turing test....
US computer 'bot' baffles boffins

Letter: Alan Turing revisited

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In his famous article in 1950 Alan Turing proclaimed: "I believe that by the end of the century ... one will be able to speak of machines thinkingwithout expecting to be contradicted." Clearly the famous Turing got it wrong (Tom Melzer, G2, 18 June). And even if the Turing test...
Letter: Alan Turing revisited

What Happens When We Turn the World's Most Famous Robot Test on Ourselves?

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For years the Turing Test has been used to compare humans with computers. Now sociologists are using it to compare humans with each other....
What Happens When We Turn the World's Most Famous Robot Test on Ourselves?

How the Turing Test inspired AI

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Turing's artificial intelligence test continues to inspire and divide researchers...
How the Turing Test inspired AI

Quiz: Is This a Video of a Human?

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Any sufficiently advanced technology, Arthur C. Clarke argued, is indistinguishable from magic. There could be a corollary to Clarke's law, though, when it comes to one particular kind of technology: animation. Because when that technology becomes sufficiently advanced, apparently, it becomes indistinguishable from THE DEMONS THAT HAUNT YOUR NIGHTMARES....
Quiz: Is This a Video of a Human?

Iamus, classical music's computer composer, live from Malaga

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The first music composed by computer considered good enough for top-class musicians to play is to be performed to mark the 100th anniversary of Alan Turing's birthTake our own musical Turing test hereAs soon as you see the title of Iamus's composition Transits – Into an Abyss, you know it's...
Iamus, classical music's computer composer, live from Malaga
Dylan's Desk: Artificial intelligence's new hope is ... targeted marketing

Has Emily Howell Passed the Musical Turing Test? | h+ Magazine

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Has Emily Howell Passed the Musical Turing Test? | h+ Magazine
Next-Generation Search: Software Bots Will Anticipate Your Needs

CAPTCHAs With A Conscience: Can You Prove You're Human?

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Can websites get visitors to prove they're human by forcing them to make a moral choice? This is not a hypothetical question. I wrote an article for ReadWriteWeb this summer about a way to replace those annoying CAPTCHAs with a miniature game. They are annoying because website operators put them...
CAPTCHAs With A Conscience: Can You Prove You're Human?
Even Ray Kurzweil is nervous about a future with hyper-intelligent machines

DailyDirt: Deconstructing Social Networking

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Social networks are clearly a very fashionable field of study right now because they provide an unprecedented volume of records for human interactions that can be mined for trends and correlations... and marketing strategies. Figuring out how viral messages spread could teach us how to educate our peers or to...
DailyDirt: Deconstructing Social Networking

An IBM Scientist Taught His Supercomputer To Swear Like A Sailor (IBM)

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A funny thing happened on the way to creating an IBM supercomputer capable of understanding human language: A research scientist accidentally filled its vocabulary with foul language. And the computer, known as Watson, didn't know the difference between salty phrases and polite ones. It started peppering its conversations with words...
An IBM Scientist Taught His Supercomputer To Swear Like A Sailor (IBM)

Alan Turing's legacy: how close are we to 'thinking' machines?

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This year, the Loebner prize, the annual competition to find a computer that can pass for a human, was held in Turing's former stomping ground of Bletchley Park. How did they do?It is 100 years this week since the birth of the revered wartime codebreaker Alan Turing, and 67 years...
Alan Turing's legacy: how close are we to 'thinking' machines?
Walking Internet Avatar Benedict Cumberbatch Reportedly in Talks to Play Alan Turing in Biopic
Cloud: If Xerox PARC Invented the PC, Google Invented the Internet
'The Machine' review: a stylish indie sci-fi thriller about humanity's obsolesence

Thrillist’s JackThreads Introduces ‘The Jills,’ a Customer Service Team to Stand In for Your Girlfriend

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Mr. Lerer (Photo: Lerer Ventures) JackThreads, the members-only shopping site for sartorially savvy fellows, launched a new feature last week that may appeal to those whose shopping habits are calibrated to 1960s-era PanAm flight. The new customer service tool is called “Jill Says,” and it allows members to live chat with an all-female team...
Thrillist’s JackThreads Introduces ‘The Jills,’ a Customer Service Team to Stand In for Your Girlfriend

A Conjecture for a Better Turing Test

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What sort of philosophical standard should we set for today's powerful computer technology?...
A Conjecture for a Better Turing Test

Microsoft’s Research Boss Celebrates Legacy of Alan Turing

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Rick Rashid, the head of Microsoft Research, celebrates 100th birthday of Alan Turing. Photo: Microsoft By Nate Lanxon What does Alan Turing mean to Microsoft and the rest of the modern tech world? Rick Rashid can tell you. As part of Turing Week — its tribute to seminal computer scientist...
Microsoft’s Research Boss Celebrates Legacy of Alan Turing

Alan Turing: the short, brilliant life and tragic death of an enigma

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Codebreaker and mathematician Alan Turing's legacy comes to life in a Science Museum exhibitionA German Enigma coding machine on loan from Mick Jagger and a 1950 computer with less calculating power than a smartphone but which was once the fastest in the world, are among the star objects in a...
Alan Turing: the short, brilliant life and tragic death of an enigma

Ratchet, My Dear Watson: Urban Dictionary Gives IBM's Supercomputer a Filthy Mouth

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(Photo: The Morton Report) In order to pass the Turing Test, a computer must display both emotional and intellectual behavior that’s almost indistinguishable from that of humans. IBM’s most famous supercomputer, Watson, is close, but first he must emulate one of humanity’s finer inventions: crazy Internet slang. YOLO! According to Fortune,...
Ratchet, My Dear Watson: Urban Dictionary Gives IBM's Supercomputer a Filthy Mouth
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