Tag: Imitation Game
Let’s talk about sex (dolls)
I’m not all that interested in sex dolls, actually. But what I am interested in is the reactions they provoke from people when they consider the nature of intelligence. My view – pretty much that followed by Alan Turing in his pioneering paper “Computing Machinery and Intelligence” – from which we get the “imitation game”…
Turing versus Rosenberg
Perhaps this would be better on my book review site, but it’s really a question of science, prompted by reading the challenging The Atheist’s Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life without Illusions. My issue with the book is not atheism but the essential claim of the author – Alex Rosenberg – that human beings cannot reason…
Leonardo DiCaprio to play Alan Turing?
I hadn’t realised this before (update: err, actually I did – I wrote about this in October 2011 too, oops) but apparently Leonardo DiCaprio is to play Alan Turing in “The Imitation Game“, a biopic. It’s fantastic news, not just because the idea of the film itself is appealing but because DiCaprio is surely one…