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Op-Ed: Computer passes itself off as human for the very first time

London - Russian software called Chatterbot has successfully passed itself off as a 13-year-old boy. This is the first time that a computer has convinced a required number of scientists that it is in fact human.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 9 comments

Op-Ed: The Alan Turing Pardon reconsidered

Manchester - The posthumous pardon awarded to Alan Turing has made the news on both sides of the Atlantic, but was it warranted, and are others more deserving?
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

Alan Turing receives posthumous 'homosexual' pardon from Queen

London - Alan Turing was a brilliant British mathematician, acknowledged as a central figure in the development of computers, but for all his service to Britain his reputation was tarnished after a conviction on homosexuality charges. Finally he receives a pardon.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 9 comments

‘Sherlock Forever’ and rumours persist of a Christmas special

Benedict Cumberbatch could continue playing Sherlock Holmes “forever”, while those pesky rumours of a Christmas special of the BBC’s hit drama have resurfaced once again.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 1 comment

First pictures emerge of Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing

Coming Soon has revealed a series of photographs showing Benedict Cumberbatch as the father of the modern computer, Alan Turing.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

Stephen Hawking leads pardon petition for code hero, Alan Turing

AlanTuring was one of the most brilliant mathematicians of the modern era, helping win WWII through his codes. However, he would later be prosecuted and tortured for his homosexuality by Britain. He committed suicide at age 41.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 7 comments

Enigma coding machine sells for record amount (includes video)

A rare Enigma encoding machine, used by Germany in World War II to send secret messages, has sold at auction in London for around $135,000 (£85,250).
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Google doodle celebrates Alan Turing centenary

Google have marked the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing with a doodle, based on the cryptographer's wartime code-breaking work.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 1 comment

Father of computer science Alan Turing born 100 years ago today

Alan Turing, the mathematician, cryptanalyst, logician and computer scientist who was hounded by the British establishment for being gay, was born exactly 100 years ago today. To mark the occasion, a number of events are taking place.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Reviewing the documentary 'The Secret Life of Chaos'

Professor Jim Al-Khalili takes the viewer on a voyage of discovery in his documentary "The Secret Life of Chaos" where he explains what chaos means for science, and how it can not only explain the shapes of nature, but also the origin of life itself.

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