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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...

2013-12-09 12:29:12

EVANSTON, Ill., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Turing Group, an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, launched today to offer companies a one-stop-shop for the design, implementation and management of IT infrastructures in the cloud. Turing Group's cofounders are Eric Dynowski, who previously served as head of global infrastructure for a $10 billion hedge fund, and Brendan Caulfield, who was a senior infrastructure executive with the same group. "The time we spent running a...

2013-10-28 16:26:24

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vicarious (http://vicarious.com), a startup developing artificial intelligence software, today announced that its algorithms can now reliably solve modern CAPTCHAs, including Google's reCAPTCHA, the world's most widely used test of a machine's ability to act human. A CAPTCHA scheme is considered broken if an algorithm is able to reach a precision of at least 1%. By leveraging core insights from machine learning and neuroscience, the...

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...

2012-09-07 02:23:12

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington's National Press Club, on 4 October, will host an advance showing and panel discussion of "Codebreaker," an acclaimed new 53-minute film about Alan Turing's heroic life, tragic death and lasting legacy. Credited with "catapulting civilization into the digital age," Turing is one of the 20th century's greatest technologists, whose contributions to our modern world are only now being recognized and understood. As the founding...

2012-06-14 06:27:53

SAN FRANCISCO, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The Enduring Power of Alan Turing's Thinking Machine(http://turing100.acm.org/index.cfm?p=home) 34 ACM Turing Award winners from the last 50 years and world-renowned computer scientists and technology pioneers discuss Turing's legacy and his impact on their work Moderated panels and invited talks on how computing has changed our world Reception June 15 to follow program events WHY: The computing community celebrates Alan Turing's...

2012-04-26 22:30:06

New York University biologists have discovered new mechanisms that control how proteins are expressed in different regions of embryos, while also shedding additional insight into how physical traits are arranged in body plans. The researchers investigated a specific theory–morphogen theory, which posits that proteins controlling traits are arranged as gradients, with different amounts of proteins activating genes to create specified physical features. This theory was first put forth...

2012-04-03 09:40:44

Paper offers a mathematical formulation of the brain's neural networks As computer scientists this year celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the mathematical genius Alan Turing, who set out the basis for digital computing in the 1930s to anticipate the electronic age, they still quest after a machine as adaptable and intelligent as the human brain. Now, computer scientist Hava Siegelmann of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an expert in neural networks, has taken...


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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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