Stephen Hawking is much in the news these days. His personal story, the subject of the recently released film “The Theory of Everything,” is already spoken of as an Oscar contender. Diagnosed in 1963 with the dreaded Lou Gehrig’s disease and given two years to live, he went on to a...
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Tag: Artificial Intelligence
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Last week, the Anti-Defamation League released a list of “Best Practices” to counter hate speech on the Internet. Sober and serious, it includes suggestions like “Share knowledge and help develop educational materials and programs that encourage critical thinking in both proactive...
June 12, 2014 | 2:06 pm
Robots can hold a conversation, but should they count in a minyan?
A chatbot at Britain’s University of Reading was heralded this week as passing the Turing test, showing a conversational ability that managed to fool people into thinking it was human.
Using the fictional...
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October 23, 2008 | 2:00 amThe way we search the Web is all wrong, according to Danny Fine, president of Haifa-based BrainDamage.
"When we search for information, we are the ones doing all the work, inefficiently inputting keywords and narrowing down the results until we find what we want. We're supposed to...
July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm