croatian girl wakes up from coma speaking fluent german

Strangely enough, this isn’t the first documented case of this occurring. My friends and I had a discussion about spontaneous linguistic knowledge, and were debating whether it was her own memories that she was inheriting, or awakening dormant neural pathways that already had the information stored passively from study.

Our minds are curious tools.

Croatian [...]

machine attempts to trick man in a turing test

subject "C" is tested to decide whether the individual is "A" or "B"

The Turing test is a proposal for a test of a machine‘s ability to demonstrate intelligence.

A human judge engages in a natural language conversation with one human and one machine, each of which try to appear human; if the judge [...]

translation engine back online

For a while I had a translation engine on my blog because more than half of the visitors on this site are from other countries. I wanted to start catering to their needs since they were visiting.

Unfortunately because of the high amount of translation requests, I ended up having to take it down. I [...]

human: the science behind what makes us unique

I was listening to an interview with Michael Gazzaniga, the author of the book Human while drawing at work. The discussion first dealt with the uniqueness and similarities between other living creatures, then moved on to how that applies as a logical overlay in bioethics and observational similarities that seem hard-wired into our genome objective [...]