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Emancipation of the machines

The name ‘robot’ – meaning ‘slave’ – originated from the 1921 play Rossum’s Universal Robots, which depicts a robot revolution bringing about the end of humanity. 664 more words


Alan Michael Turing-a personal view of a true hero.

Alan Turing 1912-1954

As you will know I am totally immersed in Computing devices and the Internet. It is no exaggeration to say that without Alan Turing these devices would not exist. 961 more words

Bletchley Park

A sassy chatbot named Rose just won a big test of artificial intelligence

Rose is a 31-year-old security analyst and hacker from San Francisco, a self-described “computer nerd” with “quirky attitudes” towards life, and an “unorthodox family.”

She doesn’t like for people to know too much about her because her work makes her aware of how “under surveillance we all are,” but she also has a “flamboyant and fun-loving side” and likes to drink socially. 535 more words


Ex Machina

 (Recent DVD Release)

“I used to be a machine, but you have taught me to be something more.”

Ever since Issac Asimov published his classic… 754 more words


A Passing Thought on AI

There’s been a lot of talk about Artificial Intelligence recently, and it occurred to me that fiction writers have been creating Artificial Intelligences for centuries. They’re called ‘characters’. 20 more words


Review of "How To Build An Android: The True Story of Philip K Dick's Robotic Resurrection", SF Site, 2013

This book got mixed reviews (as summarised in the first paragraph of my review) but I found it a thoroughly enjoyable entry into the world of robotics and real-life androids. 1,487 more words


Ex Machina: When Computers Are Human

Spoiler alert! Don’t say I didn’t warn ya.

Is consciousness an emergent product of brain activity, or is consciousness derived from the soul? Ignoring the dichotomous nature of this question, it’s one philosophers and scientists have wrestled with for millennia, and continue to wrestle with. 419 more words