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New Intelligence Test Asks What It Means to Be Human

Nov 24, 2014 |

The primary definition of artificial intelligence (AI), specifically strong AI, is the power of a machine to exhibit intelligence indistinguishable from that of a human. But researchers have long been divided on the best way to measure this quality. For several decades, they have resorted to some version of the Turing Test, named after the famed Read more…

Chat Bot Passes Turing Test

Jun 9, 2014 |

A computer program has successfully passed the Turing test by pretending to be a 13-year-old Ukranian boy named Eugene Goostman. During a series of five-minute long keyboard-based conversations, the chat bot convinced 33 percent of the judges that it was human. The results are just above the 30 percent mark, commonly cited as the passing threshold for Read more…

Virtual Human Program Aims to Transform Healthcare

May 19, 2014 |

Based on the number of prominent research projects currently in the works, 2014 could be a tipping point for the field of personalized medicine and in silico research. Last week, the Insigneo Institute at the University of Sheffield spotlighted its Virtual Physiological Human (VHP) program, which the project’s backers describe as “transcending sci fi and Read more…

Brain-Inspired Device Simulates One Million Neurons

May 5, 2014 |

Bioengineers at the University of Stanford have developed a new type of circuit board modeled on the human brain. The Neurogrid, as it’s called, operates about 9,000 times faster using significantly less power than a typical PC. While no match for the power and capability of the human brain that inspired it, the new advance Read more…

IBM Launches $1 Billion Watson Supercomputer Division

Jan 9, 2014 |

Tech giant IBM announced it will invest one billion dollars in a new Watson-based business unit to promote sales of Watson-powered technologies. The supercomputer, named after former IBM president Thomas Watson, sprung to fame when it bested reining game show champions on an episode of Jeopardy in 2011. The two-day tournament was a proving ground for Read more…

Famous Futurist Ray Kurzweil Joins Google

Jan 16, 2013 |

American inventor and renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil has joined forces with the Redmond, Calif.-based search giant.

Benchmarking Computer Intelligence

Aug 27, 2012 |

Computer scientists tantalizing close to passing the Turing test.

Getting Close to Turing

Apr 16, 2012 |

Recent advancement in big data, analytics, and language recognition could be setting the stage for a machine that could act like a human.

Thinking Forward: Vivek Wadhwa on Singularity University

Feb 13, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Vivek_Wadhwa_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”101″ height=”84″ />Tech entrepreneur turned academic, Vivek Wadhwa is currently the Vice President of Academics and Innovation at Singularity University, an institution that educates a select group of leaders about exponentially growing technologies. In this interview for HPCwire, Wadhwa describes his thoughts on the culture of Silicon Valley, Singularity University, the rising costs of education, and the rapid evolution of technology.

AI Computer Legend Passes Away

Oct 27, 2011 |

John McCarthy, artificial intelligence pioneer and inventor of the Lisp programming language has died.

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