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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...

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...

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...

2012-03-15 13:00:00

Pearl Developed Novel Framework for Reasoning under Uncertainty that Changed How Scientists Approach Real World Problems New York, NY (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery today named Judea Pearl of the University of California, Los Angeles the winner of the 2011 ACM A.M. Turing Award for innovations that enabled remarkable advances in the partnership between humans and machines that is the foundation of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Pearl pioneered...

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2011-02-26 06:35:00

The National Heritage Memorial Fund has saved an archive of WWII papers from the United Kingdom's most famous code-breaker, Alan Turing, in an 11th-hour bid that kept the collection of scientific papers from going to a private buyer. Turing, one of the founding fathers of modern computing and a key figure in breaking the German Enigma code, will now have his work kept in its "spiritual home," Bletchley Park, which was the center of Britain's top secret code-breaking effort during the war....

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2011-01-28 09:13:06

We have developed an 'anytime' intelligence test, in other words a test that can be interrupted at any time, but that gives a more accurate idea of the intelligence of the test subject if there is a longer time available in which to carry it out", Jos© Hernández-Orallo, a researcher at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), tells SINC. This is just one of the many determining factors of the universal intelligence test. "The others are that it can be applied to any subject...

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2009-09-10 06:50:00

While computers can replicate many aspects of human behavior, they do not possess our ability to recognize distorted images, according to a team of Penn State researchers. "Our goal is to seek a better understanding of the fundamental differences between humans and machines and utilize this in developing automated methods for distinguishing humans and robotic programs," said James Z. Wang, associate professor in Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology. Wang, along with...

2009-07-15 09:08:50

Computer scientists at Newcastle University are about to give office workers a perfect excuse to play games: it's all in the name of research.Dr Jeff Yan, together with his PhD student Su-Yang Yu, has created "ËœMagic Bullet' as an effective solution to a problem which no known computer algorithm can yet solve.This simple computer game turns a tedious manual labeling task into a form of light entertainment and could soon help companies improve their chances of tackling online...

2009-03-23 07:00:00

MONTREAL, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- North Side Inc., of Montreal, will unveil a prototype of its Bot Colony(TM) title (www.botcolony.com ) at GDC in San Francisco on March 25 - 27 (booth 5016 NH). Bot Colony(TM) is the first game ever where the player can converse with the characters in English. The language used is completely unrestricted: the player simply speaks and the characters answer naturally using speech, asking questions, seeking clarifications or offering comments in return. During...

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2008-10-13 13:05:00

Scientists convened at the University of Reading on Sunday to take part in an annual experiment aimed at gauging the levels of artificial intelligence of computers. A dozen scientists typed at split-screen terminals, carrying out two conversations at once: one with a chat program, the other with a human. After five minutes, they were asked to say which was which. Some were not sure who - or what - they were talking to. "There was one time when I was speaking to the two, and there was an...