Posts in June, 2014

No, no “Eugene” did NOT pass the Turing test

// June 9th, 2014 // No Comments » // Robotics

I hate to steal anyone’s thunder but I’m afraid Eugene did not pass the “Turing test”, the test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior. Media outlets are reporting that “Eugene”, an AI created by a team based in Russia, has passed a Turing test organized by the University of Reading, by duping one […]

Winds of change – Britain toughens up cyberattack laws – life sentences for some hackers

// June 5th, 2014 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

The UK government has said it wants to hand out life sentences to anyone found guilty of a cyberattack that results in loss of life, serious illness, serious injury, or serious damage to national security (or a “significant risk thereof”. The plan, which frighteningly, is broadly written, is proposed as an update to Britain’s Computer […]