Tag Archives: computers

If it quacks like a duck then it is a duck – well maybe

On 29 June 2012 The Wall Street Journal carried edited extracts of an interview with the inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil. Kurzweil postulates that by about 2029 machines will have achieved human level consciousness and the emotional understanding which goes … Continue reading

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Computer Generated Music Deemed Good Enough to Play by Top Musicians

The first music composed by computer considered good enough for top-class musicians to play is to be performed to mark the 100th anniversary of Alan Turing’s birth (see http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jul/01/iamus-computer-composes-classical-music).

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Is it me or a Chatbot?

On 17 June 2012 The Guardian carried an article regarding an annual competition in which computer programmers seek to convince a panel of judges that they  (the judges) are conversing with a human when, in fact the entity with wich … Continue reading

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Anyway for mind uploading?

Today’s issue (26 June) of the kurzweilai.net newsletter has a piece on mind uploading together with links to further interesting papers on the subject. Mind uploading is the concept of transfering consciousness from the human brain to some other medium, … Continue reading

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Humanoid Robot Learns Language Like a Baby

Today’s (15 June) issue of the kurzweil.ai newsletter has an article “Humanoid Robots Learn Language Like a Baby” which is worth a read. Please visit http://www.kurzweilai.net/humanoid-robot-learns-language-like-a-baby?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=734e48d7e2-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email

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The ever changing world of technology

Today I read an article in the UK’s Daily Telegraph showcasing some of the technological inovations which occured during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. This caused me to dwell on the technological developments which I have witnessed during my … Continue reading

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UN Proposal to regulate the internet

Next week US law makers will examine plans to give the United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union powers to regulate the internet. The proposal is backed by Russia, China, Brazil and India and will be voted on in December 2012. Both … Continue reading

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