Sorry Sandy, you’ll have to wait longer for your OSboyfriend

Hi Peeps.

Last week it was reported that a computer finally passed the Turing Test.

Well, that isn’t true.

Below is a brief On The Media segment which explains how science and tech reporting doesn’t fact check as rigorously as it should.

Failing the Turing Test

I think we can all breathe a little easier, right? Save the humans? Also, Nicolas Carr (author of The Shallows) has a new book: The Glass Cage.

Hope everyone is having a good summer. Keep posting!

Oh, Sherlock?

Our time together has almost ended (waaah) ((hey, wait a minute, quit looking so happy)). Some things to consider:

The Globe and Mail catches up
The Globe and Mail is finally catching up to our class. This is part one of what is supposed to be a five part series on Technology and Life.

We feel FINE!
Because so many of you are working at the nexus of art and technology, you should know about this project: Jonathan Harris, We Feel Fine. Project description | website.


Image from here

Despite what Moriarty boasts, he is not one of the seven people who hold the keys to internet security but here is an audio snippet that tells the story of the seven people who do. The excerpt is from the National Public Radio show, On the Media, a great podcast, if you are interested in media-related issues). Here is the longer article (mentioned in the podcast) originally published in The Guardian.

And, finally, this: The Useless Web.
One day I clicked the Please button until I found this! (pay attention to your cursor).

If you’re wondering why I didn’t credit the first Moriarty gif it’s because it took me to a site en espaƱol, 10 razones para tener sexo por la salud. Internet? You’re stupid. And now that’s on my browser history and I’m glad I’m not the subject of Sarah’s project.