Happy Monday everyone. To get this week started off right, how about some story time? Imagine you are a 9-year-old little boy, and you are a huge fan of Lord Of The Rings (I mean, who wouldn’t?). And imagine that because you love this magical franchise so much, you concoct a story where you own the ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL. Not that you actually have the ring, that would be silly…but your imagination doesn’t need to know that. And then imagine that you tried to use that imaginary ring to rule over your friends during recess. Sounds pretty harmless, right? WRONG! This can get you expelled from school in Texas.
Alan Turing would be proud. Looks like his plan for world domination through artificial intelligence is about to hit the ground running. With the recent release of The Imitation Game in theaters documenting Turing’s life achievements (and then some), it should come to no surprise that scholars and scientists alike are getting together this weekend in Austin, TX, to convene in the nations biggest Artificial Intelligence conference of the year.