alan turing

  • How Facebook plans to evaluate its quest for generalized artificial intelligence

    How Facebook plans to evaluate its quest for generalized artificial intelligence

    One of the biggest misconceptions about artificial intelligence is the belief that today’s AIs possess generalized intelligence. We are really good at leveraging large data sets to accomplish specific tasks, but fall flat at replicating the breadth of human intelligence. If we’re going to move toward generalized intelligence, Facebook wants to make sure we know how to… Read More

  • Jon maddog Hall Comes Out In Honor Of Alan Turing’s Birthday

    Jon maddog Hall Comes Out In Honor Of Alan Turing’s Birthday

    A dozen years ago, when I went from techno-dilettante to technophile, one of my living heroes was Jon “maddog” Hall, the 61-year-old writer for Linux Magazine and an early proponent for free and open source software. Today Jon came out as homosexual in honor of Alan Turing’s 100th birthday. His post on the Linux Magazine website is a stirring piece of writing by a man who… Read More

  • Today’s Google Doodle Is An Actual Turing Machine

    Today’s Google Doodle Is An Actual Turing Machine

    Today’s Google Doodle is a working Turing machine that contains six puzzles. Sophia Foster-Dimino on Google’s Doodle team built the app in honor of Alan Turing’s 100th birthday. What’s a Turing machine? It’s not an actual machine, per se, but a thought experiment that allowed for the advent of digital computing. Read More