Small Bits: Turing Test, Keynote HTML!, individual i, zipcar,
- Students need volunteers:
Back in the 1930s, Alan Turing proposed a “Gender Guessing Game” in which a judge, connected to two people in closed rooms with a teletype each, would attempt to guess which was a man and which was a woman. Turing then proposed extending the game into his infamous “Turing Test” where a judge tries to tell the difference between a human and a computer.
On April 16th (Today) between 3pm and 6pm Eastern Time, a group of students at Simons Rock College of Bard will be implementing the first half of Turing’s test with AOL IM — they will try to see if judges can tell the difference between men and women over Instant Messaging.
(Via Simson Garfinkel)
- This logo is cool, a symbol for liberty. Maybe it’ll compete with the smiley face.
- The Marriage of True Minds is pretty entertaining.
- Blog*on*nymity notes a BBC article on Zipcar. It turns out they have extensive tracking technology attached to their cars. Not really surprising, but I hadn’t thought about it. Update: In a totally scientific survey (n=1), users report:
I know that they track them pretty closely because I returned one six minutes
late once. They figured it out, and automatically charged me for being late.