US Intelligence Crunches Metaphors to Understand Foreign Language

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, a small arm of the US intelligence community, is distributing $20 million grants to computer scientists who can parse a language and determine a culture's relationship with a certain concept. It's called, The Metaphor Program. » 5/25/11 9:00pm 5/25/11 9:00pm

"Most Useless Machine" Duels Mankind and Is Metaphor for All…

The Most Useless Machine is a box with a switch. You flick the switch, and the box opens, flipping back the switch to close itself. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Over, and over again. That is, until the box flips out. » 5/11/11 3:20pm 5/11/11 3:20pm