Computers are knocking on the door of the company boardroom
While women sitting on company boards remains a much-discussed topic, there is something new waiting to take a seat at the table: artificial intelligence, computers with company voting rights. ...
'Imitation Game' code breaker Turing's notes net $1 million
A handwritten notebook by British World War II code-breaking genius Alan Turing, who was the subject of the 2014 Oscar-winning film "The Imitation Game," brought more than $1 million at auction on Monday.
Rage against the machines: A computer engineer battles malicious bots
Defending websites from malicious intruder bots is not unlike fighting viruses: neutralize them and they reinvent themselves, finding new ways to penetrate. But IT security designers still hold an advantage ...
The hazards of presumptive computing
Have you ever texted somebody saying how "ducking annoyed" you are at something? Or asked Siri on your iPhone to call your wife, but somehow managed to be connected to your mother-in-law?
'Imitation Game' introduces WWII codebreakers to audiences
The Oscar-nominated film "The Imitation Game" may fudge some of the facts and amp up the drama to appeal to Hollywood audiences, but there's still a lot the film gets right about the Allied effort to crack ...
No need to panic – artificial intelligence has yet to create a doomsday machine
The possibility that advanced artificial intelligence (AI) might one day turn against its human creators has been repeatedly raised of late. Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, for instance, surprised by ...
Name that voice: Mathematica catches impersonations
Alan Turing's legacy is even bigger than we realise
Alan Turing is one of the world's best-known mathematicians, and probably the best known in the past century. This is partly for his work on cracking German codes in World War II, and partly for his arrest, ...
Professor proposes alternative to 'Turing Test'
(Phys.org) —A Georgia Tech professor is offering an alternative to the celebrated "Turing Test" to determine whether a machine or computer program exhibits human-level intelligence. The Turing Test - originally ...
Turing computing prize jumps to $1 mn (Update)
Prize money for the prestigious Turing Award for brilliance in the computing industry has quadrupled to $1 million after a cash injection from Google, organizers said Thursday.
Mathematical minds multiply at Toronto film fest
In the Stephen Hawking biopic "The Theory of Everything," two college girls rush into a '60s-era Cambridge party before the sight of the attendees stops them in their tracks.
Is passing a Turing Test a true measure of artificial intelligence?
The Turing Test has been passed, the headlines report this week, after a computer program mimicked a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy called Eugene Goostman, fooling 33% of its interrogators into believing it was human after five minutes of q ...
Eugene the Turing test-beating teenbot reveals more about humans than computers
After years of trying, it looks like a chatbot has finally passed the Turing Test. Eugene Goostman, a computer program posing as a 13-year old Ukrainian boy, managed to convince 33% of judges that he was ...
First Turing Test success marks milestone in computing history
(Phys.org) —An historic milestone in artificial intelligence set by Alan Turing - the father of modern computer science - has been achieved at an event organised by the University of Reading.