How did this game bot score higher than humans on a Turing Test?

Anyone who plays video games knows that game bots, artificially intelligent virtual gamers, can be spotted a mile away on account of their mindless predictability and utter lack of behavioral realism. Looking to change this, 2K Games recently launched the BotPrize competition, a kind of Turing Test for nonplayer… »10/01/12 4:20pm10/01/12 4:20pm

Long-distance relationships of the future will be more depressing, thanks to this Japanese kissing machine

Researchers at Japan's Kajimoto Laboratory at the University of Electro-Communications are developing a device that allows the user to engage in some telepresence smooching by furiously tonguing an apparatus that resembles an electric toothbrush or talk box. Sexy futurism? »5/04/11 10:30am5/04/11 10:30am