The Turing Politician

The new movie “The Imitation Game” is about Alan Turing. Among Turing’s many accomplishments was a test for assessing artificial intelligence – quite a feat for a man living at a time when computers were the size of bank vaults and as mentally quick as 1st graders. Turing’s Test is a deception game. The examiner … Continue reading The Turing Politician


“Give me an A!”

“You can get an A in that class just by breathing.” I heard this said in passing and wondered what class this might be: Life Studies 101? Introduction to Asthma? But surely, these would be graded pass/fail. Maybe the class was part of the yoga sequence: Ujjayi Breathing. But alas no, this comment was an … Continue reading “Give me an A!”