The Onward March of Artificial Intelligence

More than just ordinary tools, in most cases your electronic devices can perform a series of tasks better than you can. Computers gain competencies daily in a variety of fields. Autonomous software agents trade on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. NEST security cameras distinguish between faces as they sort familiar features from […]

The Making of the First Digital Computer

In a scene from the 2014 movie The Imitation Game, the brilliant Alan Turing is urged by his colleague at Bletchley Park, Joan Clarke (played by Keira Knightley), to be more of a team player. Turing reluctantly agrees to try, and the next scene shows Turing stiffly sharing a bag of apples with his colleagues at Bletchley. […]