All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘computer science’

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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Grace Hopper Gets A Pair Of Google Doodles

Google is showing a doodle on its homepage today honoring computer scientist Grace Hopper on what would have been her 107th birthday. Hopper, born in 1906, was a computer scientist and U.S. Navy rear admiral, who was one of the first Harvard Mark I computer programmers, and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language. She is also credited …

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16,000 Computers Find a Cat On the Internet

[UPDATE] Google has chimed in on the results of the experiment and why it thinks machine learning is important for its future. [ORIGINAL] Google X is the secretive inner-lab where Google engineers try to make their wildest science fiction dreams come true. Two of the most famous recent projects to be announced publicly from Google X are the self-driving cars …

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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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Twitter Details Google Summer Of Code Participation

Google’s Summer of Code program is about to get started and Twitter couldn’t be more stoked. This is the first time that Twitter has joined in the program to mentor students and help them learn more about programming. Google’s Summer of Code focuses on open source technology which is a great fit for Twitter. Not only are they now a …

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Google Announces Anita Borg Scholarship Winners

In light of the growing movement to increase the number of women involved in engineering and computer science, Google announced today the recipients of the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. 70 young women attending college in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the MIddle East or Africa have been awarded the scholarship. The scholarship’s bounty is $3,500 and since college isn’t …

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Computer Science Enrollments up 10%

A recent report shed some light on a movement calling primary school teachers to get a better handle on computer science in general, to better educate their students as the tech economy in the U.S becomes more vital – and new data from the Computer Research Association has shown that enrollment in computer science majors has been up roughly 10% …

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Computer Science Training A Must For Teachers

We reported last week that there’s a movement among adults to learn programming languages. It would seem that people from every profession was interesting in learning programming, because they’re not content in just knowing how to use computers. While it’s important for adults to learn a bit of programming, it’s even more important that we begin teaching our children these …

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