Nerding out on the Comp Sci in The Imitation Game

I had been avoiding The Imitation Game 'cause I was way afraid of the way it'd portray Turing's work. Instead, it incorporated more bits and pieces of computer science than I thought it would, and did it all surprisingly well. So, I'd like to share with you some of the fundamentals of Computer Science that are… » 2/22/15 1:56pm 2/22/15 1:56pm

This Computer Program Is 'Incapable Of Losing' At Poker

If you thought IBM's chess-playing computer, Deep Blue, was impressive, this is going to blow you away. Two-player limit Texas hold'em poker has been solved. Pitted one-on-one against the world's best poker players, a new computer program named Cepheus would never lose. You can even challenge it to a game, yourself. » 1/11/15 10:00am 1/11/15 10:00am

Computers Wrote the Caption for This Photograph, and Changed Everything

Computers at Google now have a machine-learning system that can analyze images like the one above and generate captions for them. The phrase used to caption this image? "A person riding a motorcycle on a dirt road." It might not seem like much, but it's actually one hell of an accomplishment. » 11/24/14 11:09am 11/24/14 11:09am