Can machines think?
Everyone knows Apple, the most popular makers of machines in history.
But not so many people know about the origins of the brand's name or its iconic logo.
These are, in fact, an homage to Alan Turing - the remarkable man who cracked the Nazi enigma code by inventing the world's first real computer. Turing is also remembered for the test he invented which seeks to distinguish the criteria that define whether or not a machine can be considered a true artificial intelligence or not. And this is a test that is still being used today for modern computers. You could even see about trying it out on one of the online intelligences like cleverbot.
But there is little doubt that, as we find ourselves in the future, the question "can machines think?" will suddenly become "what are machines thinking?"
And that's a good point to direct you to another Prometheus viral video, this time an advert featuring the lovable android David.
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