What’s clearly needed is an alternative to the Turing Test. Something less likely to become a …

As the UK languishes in the supercomputing doldrums, Russ Swan asks: Are we having a laugh? If not – then maybe we should be… Whatever happened to artificial intelligence? There was a time, not so long ago that the imminence of sentient silicon was a hot topic of conversation almost everywhere. Various predictions for the moment of singularity, when machines reached parity with human consciousness, came and went, yet nothing happened. What went wrong? The subject of AI is inextricably linked with that of high performance computing (HPC) – or supercomputers in everyday language. Where the one is the processes and software, the other is the hardware and machinery. There can be no synthetic mind without an artificial brain in which to house it. Now, the world of supercomputers is…


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