Teen Supercomputer Eugene Just Wants To Be A Real Boy; Gets Eerily Close To It

Teen Supercomputer Eugene Just Wants To Be A Real Boy; Gets Eerily Close To It

While you were busy second-mortgaging the house to lay down a massive bet on California Chrome at the Belmont Stakes this past Saturday, the robot apocalypse was beginning in earnest across the Atlantic in London, where a supercomputer named Eugene Goostman was able to convince the world that he was a sentient being. [More]

Chatting With Porno Scambot Reveals Dark Truths About Nature Of Human Consciousness

Chatting With Porno Scambot Reveals Dark Truths About Nature Of Human Consciousness

What does it mean to be human? What defines our humanity? Writer Clive Thompson pondered these questions one night recently as he was being solicited by an online chatbot over AIM trying to get him to go to her sexy webcam site. [More]