Google cracks its own CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers…

April 21st, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

Google cracks its own CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) verification with its own algorithm

Algorithmic trading or chess are fantastic examples of things computers do better than us, but no indication of consciousness or of an ability to pass a real Turing test.

In the 1950s, British researcher Alan Turing seriously interrogated the question of whether machines could think. He eventually decided it was meaningless to try and answer this and instead posited: Are there imaginable digital computers which would do well in the imitation game?

"I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted," Turing wrote in 1950, amidst significant philosophical and ideological objections.

Imitators, like Google's technology, abound but it seems that Turing's vision – of universal acknowledgement of machines capable of thought – is still some way off.

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Every leaf traps CO2

April 21st, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

Every leaf traps CO2

Every leaf traps CO2

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Orion Telescopes

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Orion Telescopes

Orion Telescopes

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When automation goes wrong …

April 21st, 2014 by Terrence Miao 2 comments »

When automation goes wrong …

When automation goes wrong …

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Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re…

April 20th, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable.

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The yellow tennis balls are moving, actually they are NOT

April 19th, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

The yellow tennis balls are moving, actually they are NOT

The yellow tennis balls are moving, actually they are NOT

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Questions asked in interview are getting tougher and tougher

April 18th, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

Have a look the latest I.T. Consultant's exam:

Q1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?
(Answer: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door. )

This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.

Q2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator? (and No, it is not "Open the refigerator, put in the elephant and close the refrigerator?")
(Answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door.) This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your previous actions.

Q3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend, except one. Which animal does not attend?
(Answer: The elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator.) This tests your memory.

Okay, even if you did not answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your true analytical abilities.

Q4. There is a river you must cross but it is used by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you manage it?
(Answer: You just jump into the river and swim across. All the crocodiles are attending the Lion King's Meeting.)

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A novice was trying to fix a broken Lisp machine by turning the power off and on…

April 18th, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

A novice was trying to fix a broken Lisp machine by turning the power off and on.

Tom Knight, the inventor of Lisp machine, seeing what the student was doing, spoke sternly: "You cannot fix a machine by just power-cycling it with no understanding of what is going wrong."

Knight turned the machine off and on.

The machine worked.

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