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12 Other Courageous Tech Innovations That Nobody Asked For

September 09, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

On Wednesday, Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and its startling lack of a headphone jack.

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Examining the implications of the supercomputer Eugene Goostman passing Alan Turing's test for artificial intelligence

8 Questions Regarding Computer Program Eugene Goostman’s Passage of the Turing Test

June 09, 2014 / by , / 6 Comments

According to the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, a computer has reportedly achieved artificial intelligence for the first time by passing the Turing Test after convincing 33 percent of human judges that it was human. The computer program, dubbed “Eugene Goostman,” passed the 65-year-old test developed by mathematician and codebreaker Alan Turing by simulating the dialogue of a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy.

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The Pros and Cons of the Snapchat Update

May 09, 2014 / by / 13 Comments

Last week, Snapchat launched a platform-changing update. Rolled out via a special six-part, 60-second snapchat, the new update introduced two unique changes: an instant messaging system and live video chatting (a la Apple’s FaceTime).

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A Battle Royale Among TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2014

April 25, 2014 / by / 25 Comments

Yesterday, TIME Magazine released its list of 2014’s Most Influential People. Divided into categories of Titans, Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, and Icons, it’s a robust list, boasting some of the most important names of this generation. So naturally, we asked ourselves the question: What would happen if all of these distinguished individuals were placed in an enormous arena (sans weapons) and asked to fight to the death?

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