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I'm looking for a famous (or at least interesting) human vs. machine contest to use as an analogy in an article.
It was in the 12th century that the great brass head built by Albertus Magnus moved its mouth for the first time, breathing steam as it spoke to Magnus' young religious acolyte, Thomas Aquinas.
Digital privacy has had a very bad summer. As China and Russia move to block virtual private network services, well over a billion people face losing their best chance at circumventing censorship laws.
Ray Kurzweil has invented a few things in his time.
The announcement by researchers in Portland, Oregon that they've successfully modified the genetic material of a human embryo took some people by surprise.
China's restrictive Internet policies are known for blocking Web users who want to reach Google, Facebook or other banned apps. But now some of those policies are affecting Apple, one of the few remaining U.S. tech giants with…
Claude Shannon couldn't sit still.
As unconventional computing comes of age, we believe a revolution is needed in our view of computer science.
Finding the balance between zero and maximum.
Reflections on historical prognostications for the future.
The case of the Introduction to Computer Science course.
A rare find: the user manual of the oldest surviving computer in the world, the Zuse Z4 relay machine (1945).
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Computer Chess Championship in 1970.
The RISC-V open standard instruction-set architecture can improve cybersecurity.
The European Commission is boosting its commitment under the EuroHPC …
Researchers at Germany's Technical University of Munich say they have …