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XKCD Slashdot poem

XKCD now writes limerick poetry, which is now successfully stuck in my head.

I used to find Slashdot delightful,
but my feelings of late are more spiteful;
My comments sarcastic
the iconoclastic
keep modding to plus five (insightful).

Everything is a computer nowdays

I’ve stumbled upon this gem while reading Abhijit Nadgouda’s blog – iface thoughts (it was in his side bar).

Every time you turn on your new car, you’re turning on 20 microprocessors. Every time you use an ATM, you’re using a computer. Every time I use a settop box or game machine, I’m using a computer. [...]

Do you think we’ll ever fool people into thinking we’re alive?

In a pursuit to beat the Turing Test, many Artificial Intelligence enthusiasts have been putting together chatbots, to varying degrees of success. As software begins to approach something that at least creates a perception of an “intelligent” conversation, the Discover Magazine has arranged for something incredibly fun. That was to have A.L.I.C.E. and Jabberwacky, two [...]


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