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Submission + - Donald Trump Turned Into a Chat Bot (trump.ai)

deksza writes: Chatbot developer Zabaware has collected hundreds of quotes made by Presidential candidate Donald Trump and fed it into an AI engine. You can ask Trump any question over at www.trump.ai and it will attempt to respond with a Trump quote.

Comment Solution: Let's all work less hours (Score 1) 337

Society should reduce working hours and share the workload so there is less unemployment. Work less hours, spend more time with your friends & family, follow creative and philosophical pursuits, and find hobbies you enjoy. After all, isn't technology supposed to make our lives better? http://artificial-intelligence...

Submission + - Quantum Processor Factors Prime Number (tgdaily.com) 2

deksza writes: Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have built a quantum processor that can factor prime numbers. Their processor split the number 15 into 3 and 5. If they succeed in scaling this up, how long before any encryption can be cracked in polynomial time?

Comment Disqualified bots/Alan Turing 100 competition (Score 5, Informative) 68

I'm happy for all the bots that got to compete this year, but I was a little unhappy on the preliminary round of this years competition compared to other years I entered. Only 4 entries can make it to the final round of the competition. There were 12 entries this year but 7 were disqualified due to contest management (Hugh Loebner) not having enough technical knowledge to get the entries working. Some well known bots based on ALICE AIML were disqualified, Cleverbot was disqualified, and my own Ultra Hal was disqualified ( http://www.zabaware.com/webhal ) Internet communication is prohibited so we all have to send the bots as self installing programs that can utilize the contests LPP protocol. My own bot is Linux based, which is a big hurdle for the preliminary round, but I sent it as a virtual box image to simplify it for contest management, but he didn't know how to deal with it.

But luckily there will be another competition this year as part of Alan Turing's 100 year centennial at Bletchley Park on June 23rd and recognized by the Olympics http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR445524.aspx Some of the disqualified bots including my own will be competing there.

Submission + - T-Mobile attacks the iPhone and AT&T in new TV ad [video] (bgr.com)

zacharye writes: Now that T-Mobile and AT&T don’t have to pretend to like each other anymore, the nation’s No.4 carrier can go back to attacking AT&T and its top-selling smartphone, Apple’s iPhone 4S. T-Mobile debuted a new TV commercial this week that once again takes aim at AT&T’s slow network and Apple’s popular iPhone...

Submission + - Can the Internet save education? (foxnews.com)

Velcroman1 writes: The Internet can save everything, even education. At least that's what tech companies would have parents and government officials believe. Too bad it's not true. Just this past week Harvard and MIT announced a joint $60 million project called edX to offer free courses online. (You won't get academic credit, but students can earn completion certificates and a grade.) The poster child for much of the online education movement is the Kahn Academy, which has roughly 3,200 educational videos available for free. But one has to wonder whether any of these online cheerleaders has ever watched a complete "class" on the site, because if they had they would immediately see the multitude of problems with this approach.

Submission + - App Developer Wake Up Call - 59% not breaking even with apps (app-promo.com)

An anonymous reader writes: A recent survey by App Promo found that nearly 60% of app developers are not breaking even the revenue generated from their most successful app. In addition, 80% are not generating enough money for this app to be a standalone business.

Check out these and more stats on what it takes to be successful with a mobile app in an infograph: http://app-promo.com/wake-up-call-infographic/

Submission + - DEA locks student in cell with no food, water, toilet for 5 days (utsandiego.com)

Kohath writes: Daniel Chong, a 24-year-old UC San Diego senior from the Los Angeles, CA suburb of Cerritos, was detained in an April 21st search warrant raid on a residence. After questioning, he was told he would be released. He was then placed in a 5-by-10-foot (1.5-by-3-meters) cell without food or water or toilet facilities until 4:42 PM April 25th when he was found hallucinating and near death. He was transported to the hospital by paramedics and has recovered. The DEA said this was accidental and promised to conduct a thorough review.

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