TIME FOR A PRIMER! The Turing Test is a a test created and devised by pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing back in 1950. The purpose of the test is to assess a machine’s ability to showcase intelligent behavior equal to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human being. Now put that in perceptive with the technology we have available today: smartphones and tablets, smart speakers and TVs, internet-of-things devices, chatbots and personal digital smart assistants; it’s fair to say that the idea of a machine that thinks isn’t quite as crazy as it sounded nearly 70 years ago. This brings us to the “Minimal Turing Test”, which asks humans to prove they’re human with only a single word. Continue reading “The New ‘Minimal Turing Test’ Can Test Our Humanity with Only ONE WORD?!?!”
It’s the end of MONTH, and it’s time for the monthly round-up show that is reWIRed, where host Montez McCrary discusses his favorite stories of the last 30 (give or take) days from ThePractitioNERD.com covering the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “reWIRed: January 2015 – DEBUT EPISODE!!!”
If you find this disgusting, you’re missing the point.
In this clip spotted by Laughing Squid, Bill Gates – formerly of Microsoft, now of Saving The Planet – takes a look at the Janicki Omniprocessor (which Gates is helping fund), which sounds like something out of a sci-fi version of SimCity, but as you can see is a machine that already exists and already works. Continue reading “The Janicki Omniprocessor Turns Your Poop into Drinking Water!”