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  • Should robots count in a minyan? Rabbi talks Turing test

    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...

  • Hoop, there it is! Milken’s robotics team scores big

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 2, 2012 | 12:19 pm

    When “Sir Lancebot,” the motorized basketball-playing robot built by the Milken Community High School’s robotics team, made its debut appearance at a regional competition in San Diego in early March, the results were not encouraging.

    The team, officially called the Milken...

  • Israeli-built robots shoot for U.S. competition

    March 26, 2012 | 11:43 am

    Forward Omri Casspi made the leap from Israel to the National Basketball Association in 2009, but the latest Israeli hoopsters seeking to compete on American soil aren’t human.

    Earlier this month, several thousand spectators watched student-built robots from across Israel square...

  • Judea Pearl, father of slain WSJ reporter, is a leader in artificial intelligence

    By Tom Tugend

    December 22, 2011 | 3:59 pm

    A man arrives at an airport for a flight, and as he goes through security the agent asks some questions.

    Did anyone help him pack his suitcase? What is the purpose of his trip? Is anyone accompanying him?

    During the conversation, the agent enters answers and facial reactions into a...

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  • Science program helps six Milken grads head to MIT

    By Adam Wills

    August 27, 2008 | 11:11 pm

    Six graduates from Milken Community High School's 2008 class will enroll this fall at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a campus that features among its alumni 26 Nobel laureates, more than one-third of all U.S. astronauts and former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....
  • VIDEO: Woody Allen and the Jewish robots (from ‘Sleeper’)

    August 5, 2008 | 1:58 am

    Woody Allen is fitted for a new suit by robot Jewish tailors—from ‘Sleeper’