R U intelligent like what I am? by Ian Hughes/epredator
Stop the Press!! News reports and tweets claim a major milestone in machine based intelligence had just been passed. The Holy Grail of the Turin test had finally be beaten. Alan Turing is a famous name in computer circles (look out for the forthcoming movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch). He’s well known from his use of revolutionary techniques during the Second World War using computing power (built by Tommy Flowers) to help crack German codes at Bletchley Park.
As a great mathematician and thinker he has had a major impact on how the general computing devices we use today developed. Much of what he wrote doesn’t reach popular culture but most great scientists have the scientific equivalent of a comedy catchphrase that cements them into the fabric of society. Archimedes had “eureka” as his bath overflowed, Newton had the apple on the head incident, Einstein has E=MC^2. For Alan Turing it must
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