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Forget Turing, the Lovelace Test Has a Better Shot at Spotting AI
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Forget Turing, the Lovelace Test Has a Better Shot at Spotting AI

When a chatbot called Eugene Goostman passed Alan Turing's famous measure of machine intelligence in June by posing as a Ukrainian teenager with questionable language...

Will Computers Ever Replace Teachers?
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Will Computers Ever Replace Teachers?

The classroom looked like a call center.

Seeker, Doer, Giver, Ponderer
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Seeker, Doer, Giver, Ponderer

James H. Simons likes to play against type.

Arm Tries to Spread Its Chips to Forests, Felds, and Factories
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Arm Tries to Spread Its Chips to Forests, Felds, and Factories

Forest fire on the way? Building stress getting too high? Farmland too moist?

Keeping Time By Rubidium at the Naval Observatory
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Keeping Time By Rubidium at the Naval Observatory

You know when you dial a number, and a man reads you the exact time at the tone? That precise timekeeping starts at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.

How My Dad's Equation Sparked the Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence
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How My Dad's Equation Sparked the Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence

A few days before Halloween in 1961, a young astronomer was mulling over a fairly serious problem.

Ray Kurzweil Says He's Breathing Intelligence Into Google Search
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Ray Kurzweil Says He's Breathing Intelligence Into Google Search

The big announcements at Google's I/O event in San Francisco Wednesday didn't mention Web search, the technology that got the company started and made it so successful...

Larry Page on Google's Many Arms
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Larry Page on Google's Many Arms

One way to think of Google is as an extremely helpful, all-knowing, hyper-intelligent executive assistant.

Should We Fear the Robots of the Future?
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Should We Fear the Robots of the Future?

The world's oldest technology magazine is the MIT Technology Review.

Visualizing Algorithms
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Visualizing Algorithms

Algorithms are a fascinating use case for visualization.

Joseph Ledoux
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Joseph Ledoux

When it comes to the study of memory, we might be living in something of a golden age.

Searching For Answers in Very Old Dna
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Searching For Answers in Very Old Dna

As he puts it in the subtitle of his memoir, "Neanderthal Man," Svante Paabo goes in search of lost genomes.

Structural Challenges and the Need to Adapt
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Structural Challenges and the Need to Adapt

Broadening the conversation about scholars and scholarship in computing and information research.

The Business of the State
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The Business of the State

Considering the opportunities and challenges for commercial firms involved with government business process outsourcing.

These Psychedelic Images Find Order Amid Chaos
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These Psychedelic Images Find Order Amid Chaos

What do you see when you look at these images?

Quantum Chaos: After a Failed Speed Test, the D-Wave Debate Continues
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Quantum Chaos: After a Failed Speed Test, the D-Wave Debate Continues

How hard can it be to determine whether a computer works as promised?

What Everyone Gets Wrong in the Debate Over Net Neutrality
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What Everyone Gets Wrong in the Debate Over Net Neutrality

Even Sunday night HBO watchers are worried the Federal Communications Commission will soon put an end to net neutrality.

Stephen Hawking: AI Could Be a 'real Danger'
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Stephen Hawking: AI Could Be a 'real Danger'

I don't want to frighten you.

Jonathan Ive on Apple's Design Process and Product Philosophy
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Jonathan Ive on Apple's Design Process and Product Philosophy

When Steven P. Jobs led Apple, he created a core principle for the company's designers and engineers: stay fully focused on making great products.

Dobby, Pikachu, and Kermit Are My Robots' Role Models
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Dobby, Pikachu, and Kermit Are My Robots' Role Models

Humanoid robots aren't very charismatic yet.
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