Chatbots try to impersonate humans – and fail

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] Alan Turing once said that “if, during text-based conversation, a machine is indistinguishable from a human, then it could be said to be ‘thinking’, and therefore could be attributed with intelligence”.    This became known as the Turing test, and yesterday, five chatbots tried to pass the test.   They failed […]

Google Labs Releases Mail Goggles

Like everyone, I sometimes send messages that should have stayed in my head. Being impulsive is in the nature of human beings, and to prevent people from blundering, the only thing needed is often a bit of time. So to help users with their impulsiveness, the folks at Google Labs have released Mail Goggles, a […]

The web’s ten weirdest social networks

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] MSN has published a really funny feature showing the ten weirdest social networks on the web.   If you thought Facebook was the worst thing going, you haven’t seen anything yet. How about Lost Zombies for starters?    Now there’s a community full of wholesome folk that you’d want to meet […]