Tag: Alan Turing

This Artificial Intelligence System Passed The Turing Test

It's the tale of John Henry for a new generation - with a bit of a twist.

FUTURE TECH December 11, 2015

Brain Uses WW2 Code-Cracking Stats To Make Decisions

Rhesus monkeys use the same tool as World War Two code breakers to make decisions, a new study reveals. What does this mean for study of the human brain?

February 23, 2015

Father of Computer Science Alan Turing's Hidden Notes to be Auctioned

Handwritten notes from the Father of Computer Science? Calling them interesting would be an understatement, as they reflect the thought process of the man behind breaking the Enigma Code.

Life January 26, 2015

The Vast Legacy of Alan Turing

A new movie based on Alan Turing was released in the US recently. The "Imitation Game" focuses on Turing's code breaking during World War II, one of his many accomplishments.

Life December 2, 2014

Google Turns 'Nobel Prize' of Computer Science into $1 Million Award

The Turing Award - the Nobel Prize of computing - now comes with a cash award of one million dollars, thanks to Google.

November 14, 2014

Eugene Goostman beats Turing Test: The '13-year-old Ukrainian kid' who duped humans

The Turing Test was developed in 1950, as a test of artificial intelligence. A computer passed the exam for the first time.

June 10, 2014

XPRIZE up for Artificial Intelligence that can give a TED talk

A robot that can give a talk, bringing an audience to its feet? That's the goal, if you want to win the newest XPrize.

FUTURE TECH March 21, 2014

World War II code breaker Alan Turing posthumously granted royal pardon

The computer scientist, who helped crack the German ciphers during the World War II, has been granted a royal pardon 60 years after his death.

Society December 24, 2013

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