The burgeoning industry of biological design is in the headlines every day. Yet even science journalists have had trouble explaining concepts like CRISPR in terms that everyone can understand. A new exhibition at a Silicon Valley museum skillfully explains the technically and ethically complicated field of…
Alan Turing, Engima-breaking mathematician and Benedict Cumberbatch lookalike, never wrote much during his life — manuscripts and diaries are hard to come by. The best remaining example was a 56-page notebook working on “the foundations of computer science”, which just sold at auction for $1,025,000.
Apple Watch and Android Wear is cool and everything, but the best wrist wearables are often made from Arduino boards and some tinkering, much like this super great Enigma watch.
Alan Turing was a British mathematician who both broke the infamous Enigma code, enabling Britain to stay alive during WWII, and also the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. He's the reason why people have laboured for decades to beat the 'Turing Test', and also the reason why submarines didn't…
The new film The Imitation Game hits theaters this weekend. But before you see Benedict Cumberbatch's brilliant portrayal of Alan Turing on the big screen, you should definitely check out the book that the film is based on, Alan Turing: The Enigma. Today we have author Andrew Hodges joining us for a live webchat from…
Alan Turing's life story is unequivocally a tragedy. The Imitation Game, a new biopic that focuses on his accomplishments as a codebreaker during World War II, manages to recognize this while celebrating his formidable legacy.
As many reported yesterday, a chatbot has passed the Turing Test, though under some very convenient conditions. The announcement has led some to declare that the age of AI is finally here, but that's nonsense. Here's why the Turing Test is a very poor way of measuring machine intelligence.
Here's a little something for the impatient Sherlock fans: via the Wrap, it's our first image of Benedict Cumberbatch as computer pioneer Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. Nice suspenders, dude.
"What are your favourite Sci Fi movies?" "I like Star Wars and The Matrix," comes the typed reply.
If Alan Turing Were Still Alive today, he would have turned 100 tomorrow. Or if he lived in Australia, he'd be 100 right now. That's why the Aussie iteration of Google is paying tribute to the pioneering computer genius with a Google Doodle that simulates the behavior of a Turning machine.
Over 70 years ago, father of computer science Alan Turing developed the techniques which enabled quick and efficient decryption of the Nazis' Enigma-scrambled messages. Now, the secrets behind his techniques—hidden away in research documents since the Second World War—have been declassified.
Modern computers wouldn't exist without the pioneering theories posited by Alan Turing, however the famed computer scientist was never quite able to make a working model of his hypothetical device. Turing's Cathedral by George Dyson follows Hungarian mathematician John von Neumann's efforts to build a computer based…
Alan Turing, the venerable WWII-era nerd icon who helped crack the Nazi Enigma machines and came up with the robot sentience-checking Turing Test, is the subject of a new biopic, and apparently Leonardo DiCaprio "has the inside track" to play him.
Mike Davey wanted to build a real Turing machine, but unfortunately he could not find the infinitely long tape required for the project. His solution? Using 1000 feet of white 35mm film leader and a dry erase marker. Result? Brilliance.
Remember how we told you that there was a petition to ask the British government to apologize for chemically castrating computer science legend Alan Turing during WWII because he was gay? Yea well, Prime Minister Gordon Brown finally did today!
Alan Turing, a father of computer science and WWII code-breaker was prosecuted by the British government for being gay. Then chemically castrated. Sign this petition if you think this is fucked up and want them to apologize.