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Alan Turing

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  • Artificial intelligence researcher from Harvard wins Turing Award, considered the Nobel of computing

     
    A Harvard University professor whose artificial intelligence work has helped the advent of “thinking machines” has won what is regarded in computing circles as the equivalent of the Nobel prize for technology research. Leslie G. Valiant, who...
  • Leo DiCaprio as computer pioneer Alan Turing? WB says ‘Yes!’

     
    Since “The Social Network,” everybody seems to want a genius tech nerd film to call their own. The Steve Jobs bio-pic that is sure to come is partial proof. How about a story about WWII era computer pioneer Alan Turing, who helped crack the...
  • Celebrate 11022011 with a palindrome, LOL

     
    11022011 palindrome day. Celebrate with palindromes: Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog!...
  • South Korean robot prison guards: R2-D2 maybe, not the Terminator

     
    South Korea prison robots artificial intelligence?: South Koreans develop robots to use as prison guards...
  • Black List 2011: The complete list of Hollywood's hottest scripts

     
    Black List 2011: The complete list of Hollywood's hottest scripts...
  • Black List 2011: The Top 10 hottest scripts in Hollywood

     
    The 10 hottest scripts in Hollywood -- check out the Black List 2011....
  • Pro-rated by dollars, Romney's Southern loss was enormous

     
    Zeke Miller at Buzzfeed presents a chart that puts Mitt Romney's third-place finishes in Mississippi and Alabama last night into fairly harsh relief: In Mississippi, Romney's forces spent $6.89 per vote in TV money alone, compared to winner Rick Santorum....
  • Op-Ed: Gay history is everyone's history

    I was quite surprised to read not one but two columnists attack a new law, the FAIR Education Act, just signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. I usually find both columnists quite interesting and agree with most of their viewpoints, especially Dan Kimber's...
  • The tale behind the Apple logo

    The tale behind the Apple logo
    If beauty is indeed truth, as John Keats claimed, then this story ought to be true: the logo on the back of your iPhone or Mac is a tribute to Alan Turing, the man who laid the foundations for the modern-day computer, pioneered research into artificial...
  • White heat: Six degrees of John Cale

     
    John Cale is the Forrest Gump of rock, linking a disparate group of tastemakers and cultural figures throughout the four-plus decades of his career. Cale will perform his 1973 album "Paris 1919" tonight at UCLA's Royce Hall, followed by a......
  • Extension 720 Audio Archives, September 2006

    Roderick MacFarquhar, professor of history, political science and government at Harvard University and co-author of the new book Mao's Last Revolution, discusses the history of communism in China, the roots of the Cultural Revolution, and how it...