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Trivial Posts #25: The Amazing, The Afraid, And The A.I.s

I thought work was going to be all about the iPhone this week. In terms of popular culture it was, but I picked up success somewhere else. And in the middle of all that, I found some fun things online… these are the Trivial Posts that kept me from falling down an Apple-filled rabbit hole. Never forget you can sign up to have this posted out to you every week, subscribe to the newsletter version here. Dah dah dah dumm DUM!! “Hum the music from Star Wars. Hum the music from James Bond. Hum the music from Harry Potter. Now hum the music from any Marvel

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Shall. We. Play. A. Game?

Has the Turing Test been passed? This should start some debate in AI and academic circles. The 65 year-old iconic Turing Test was passed for the very first time by supercomputer Eugene Goostman during Turing Test 2014 held at the renowned Royal Society in London on Saturday. ‘Eugene’, a computer programme that simulates  a 13 year old boy,  was developed in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The development team includes Eugene’s creator Vladimir Veselov, who was born in Russia and now lives in the United States, and Ukrainian born Eugene Demchenko who now lives in Russia.

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It’s the end of the world as we know it…

"I wouldn’t say it [TDL-4 is] perfectly indestructible, but it is pretty much indestructible," said Joe Stewart, director of malware research at Dell SecureWorks and an internationally-known botnet expert, in an interview today. "It does a very good job of maintaining itself." Hold on, an indestructible botnet living in the MBR of at least 4.5 million computers? How long till they’ve got enough AI to appear on The Only Way Is Essex?

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Thinking About the BBC Ratings and Renewing TV Shows

As well as the regular TV ratings, the BBC also has something called the Audience Appreciation Index, which helps them gauge the reaction from viewers to a program. It’s an imprecise science, and that’s before you start trying to get solid numbers and methodology out of the BBC. So when programs get renewed, is it ratings, AI or managers taking courageous decisions? Originally provided by the Broadcasters Audience Research Board (BARB), each programme’s AI score is now researched in-house by the BBC. It has become a shadowy, hard-to-find number which carries an almost mythic quantity for fans of programmes with

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