All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Alan Turing’

Turing Test Passed by Chatbot Simulating a 13-Year-Old

Computer science researchers this week revealed that the road to artificial intelligence (AI) has been paved a bit further. A computer algorithm developed in Saint Petersburg, Russia passed the Turing test at an event at the Royal Society of London this weekend. The Turing test, laid out by computer scientist Alan Turing in 1950, is a method by which researchers …

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Google Helps Make Alan Turing Monopoly A Reality

Earlier this summer, Google showed its love for mathematician Alan Turing with an interactive Google Doodle. Google also sponsored an Alan Turing exhibit at London’s Science Museum. Now, Google is putting this love on display once again, by funding Monopoly: Alan Turing Edition. Google has paid for the first production run of the game, which features locations and interests “central …

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Alan Turing: Google Doodle Subject’s Death By Cyanide

Alan Turing was a British mathematician, a computer scientist, and a tortured soul who spent his last days plagued by homophobia. Widely regarded as the inventor of computer science, his devices–such as the Turing machine, the new Google Doodle that was rolled out today–were largely under-appreciated in his time. Today, June 23rd, he would have been 100 years old. He …

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Alan Turing Gets An Interactive Google Doodle For His 100th Birthday

Google’s got another interactive Doodle getting ready to drop tomorrow, but if you’re not willing to wait until Saturday morning, it’s live in countries where tomorrow is already here. Places like Google New Zealand, Australia, and India, for example. Unfortunately, the latest Doodle isn’t for a musician, which means no interactive musical instruments. However, because of the subject, Alan Turing, …

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Check Out This Astounding LEGO Turing Machine

This coming Saturday will be the 100th birthday of Alan Turing, the English mathematician famous for helping to break the German Enigma encryption during World War II. Though the man died in 1954, his legacy as one of the founders of computer science lives on. Vint Cerf, Google’s chief internet evangelist, wrote a thorough retrospective on Turing’s life and legacy …

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