“Passing the Turing test–the holy grail of artificial intelligence (AI), whereby a human conversing with a computer can’t tell it’s not human–may now be possible in a limited way with the world’s fastest supercomputer (IBM’s Blue Gene), according to AI
Adam Rogers, Senior Editor at Wired, has a tribute to Gary Gygax, inventor of Dungeons & Dragons and much of the social structure of Web2, Geek Love – Sunday New York Times. Gorgeous flow chart, too!
A life-size, robotic fly has taken flight at Harvard University. Weighing only 60 milligrams, with a wingspan of three centimeters, the tiny robot’s movements are modeled on those of a real fly. While much work remains to be done on
Are sites like Wikipedia and Digg.com examples of a new digital Maoism? Is the hive mind overrated? Edge: BEWARE THE ONLINE COLLECTIVE By Jaron Lanier
Blogger George Dvorsky maintains a list of overloaded post-humanist and transhumanist terms you are supposed to know if you believe in this kooky stuff. Sentient Developments: Must-know terms for the 21st Century intellectual: Redux