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Do Feelings Compute? If Not, The Turing Test Doesn't Mean Much

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 2:36pm

For the first time, a computer passed the test for machines engaging in intelligent thought. Linguist Geoff Nunberg says the real test is whether computers can behave the same way thinking people do.

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'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:35pm

One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat here is imported and often of lower quality. Why? Author Paul Greenberg says it has to do with American tastes.

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Book News: Chinese Importer Talks About Why Clinton's Book Was Dropped

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 6:58am

Also: Raymond Chandler will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; Joy Williams on writing.

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Hard-Boiled Hero Jack Irish Lives, And Drinks, In A Shadowy Melbourne

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 2:16am

Crime fiction writer Peter Temple has created a resourceful Aussie investigator: Jack Irish can fight off bad guys with everything from a child's swing to a tin sheet turned fatal Frisbee.

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