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2014-08-03 05:33:43

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mathematics are a part of everything in life. Algebra explains how we open soda bottles while trigonometry helps us with building things. Even simple arithmetic helps us to balance our budgets. Now, as it turns out, we learn once more just how crucial math is in our lives. According to a recent Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) study, math can also explain biology, specifically in how fingers and toes form. The algorithm that...

Chatbot Passes Turing Test
2014-06-09 11:44:59

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online No doubt many people talk to their computers – especially when it is not working properly – but now a new computer program can actually "talk" back. There have been past efforts that simulate a conversation, but a team of Russian designers have created a program that has passed the "Turing Test." The program was able to dupe of team of judges into believing it was talking – via a text program – with a 13-year old buy named...

Queen Grants Royal Pardon To WWII Codebreaker Alan Turing
2013-12-24 07:00:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Alan Turing, a computer pioneer of his time and World War II codebreaker who may have single-handedly shortened a long conflict and saved thousands of lives, is getting a Royal Pardon from Queen Elizabeth II. Turing was chemically castrated in 1952 after being convicted of homosexuality, which at the time was a criminal offense in Britain. Along with the conviction, Turing lost his security clearance and was forced to stop his...

Vicarious Artificial Intelligence Cracks CAPTCHAs
2013-10-28 08:11:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There have been movies and books around for quite a while depicting Artificial Intelligence (AI) software and machines that become self aware. Perhaps the most famous was The Terminator movie franchise, but it is by no means the only example. Until today, there seemed to be little hope of that ever happening. Vicarious, a California startup company that develops AI software, has announced that the algorithms used by its software can now...

From Fins To Limbs - How We Got Our Fingers And Toes
2012-12-15 07:25:29

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A multidisciplinary international research project has identified the mechanism responsible for generating our fingers and toes. Dr. Maria Kmita and her colleagues at the Intitut de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal (IRCM) took part in the groundbreaking study that has revealed the importance of gene regulation in the transition from fins to limbs during evolution. The team, which also included members from CRG Barcelona, the...

Stephen Hawking Among Those Calling For Pardon Of Alan Turing
2012-12-15 06:49:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Professor Stephen Hawking is among those calling upon British Prime Minister David Cameron to pardon Alan Turing, the mathematician and computer scientist who was instrumental in the breaking of the Enigma code during World War II but was later found guilty of violating laws banning homosexuality. Hawking, Astronomer Royal Lord Rees, Royal Society President Sir Paul Nurse, and eight other prominent figures signed a letter sent to...


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2009-04-23 12:21:19

Konrad Zuse (June 22, 1910 "“ December 18, 1995) was a German civil engineer and computer pioneer of the twentieth century. His most notable accomplishment was his 1941 invention of the world's first functional program-controlled Turing-complete computer, called the Z3. In 1964, he was honored with the Werner-von-Siemens-Ring for this project. Zuse also contributed the design of the first high-level programming language, Plankalkül. In 1948, he published his design, but the...

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