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The Alan Moore Jerusalem interview tapes, #3: “Stop pushing the wheelbarrows”

Following my feature on Alan Moore’s Jerusalem, I’ve been posting edited highlights from the 30,000-word interview transcript. Over the last two days, Moore has solved the little problem of our broken democracy, and made an argument for (quietly) toppling governments. 546 more words

Loebner Prize 2016: Finals

Mixed messages
I had written a nice piece about how I’d prepared my conversational program for this year’s Turing Test, all the human psychology I had taken into account, and why the Turing Test would nevertheless fail to recognise intelligence. 588 more words

Turing Test

Frustrations with the Digital

As much as I like the internet and my laptop and the easy access to information at the press of a button (or more recently the tap of a screen) there are some things that I will always enjoy more in their analog form. 926 more words

Empathy with robots - science fiction or reality?

A number of popular videos made available by Boston Dynamics (a Google company) has shown different aspects of the potential of bipedal and quadrupedal robots to move around in rough terrain, and to carry out complex tasks. 254 more words

Artificial Intelligence

The Age of Alexa

As a birthday gift for my daughters, Flora and Cora, their grandfather purchased for them an Amazon Echo (aka “Alexa”).

If you’re not familiar, the Amazon Echo / Alexa is a voice command controlled free-standing computer (with a nice speaker system to boot!) that links with your wireless network. 871 more words

Loebner Prize 2016: Entry

This is the fourth time I entered my A.I. “Arckon” into the qualifying round for this Turing test, in which computer programs succeed if they can reply to a series of questions as if they were human. 1,744 more words


Turing Test - How Turing Described

It is played with three people, a man (A), a woman (B), and an interrogator (C) who may be of either sex. The interrogator stays in a room apart from the other two. 284 more words