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  • Human or computer?   Can a computers intellignce make it indistinguishable from a  human by another  human?     Turing test
  • Hererosexual or gay?   Can a gay persons behavior make them indistinguishable from a  heteresexual to the UK law?   Turing failed this test

The UK prime minister apologises to the now deceased Alan Turing for the government removing his security clearance and hence his job when Alan was found guilty of being gay.   Reprogramming involved chemical castration,   Alan committed suicide.

This morning BBC Radio 4  appeared to focus  on the

  • Prime Minister’s apology to Alan
  • broadening of police record checks for people that have regular or intense contact with children
  • Afghanistan election irregularities

September 11th 2001 was mentioned, a brief comment on the lack of progress in redeveloping the site of the former Twin Towers.

rate wendys scribble

2 bits of lovely banter on “test”

  1. kevin writes:

    I woke up later than planned today so I only caught the 8 o’clock news. I don’t liten to the Today programme after 8.10 because that’s when Jim Naughtie’s logorrhoea and John Humphreys’ testosterone kick in.



  2. Madame Defarge writes:

    I have started to become irritated with the Today programme more than I ever thought possible. John Humphries is increasingly becoming a grumpy old man and rarely sounds anything other than nippy. All I want in the morning is Edward Stourton.



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