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Did Google AI Just Pass the Turing Test?

Google has demonstrated an artificial intelligence technology that represents the most sophisticated example to date of a computer engaging in natural conversation with a human. Upon hearing the interaction, some listeners felt the software had convincingly passed the Turing test.

CERN Prepares for New Computing Challenges with Large Hadron Collider

Thanks to the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has probably become the most widely recognized science project on the planet. Less well-known is the computing infrastructure that supports this effort and the demands that are placed upon it.

Google Expands Its GPU Cloud Options

Google has announced it is offering NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs for its HPC and machine learning cloud customers. But how will the company square this with its TPU cloud offering?

UK Commits a Billion Pounds to AI Development

The British government and the private sector are investing close to £1 billion pounds to boost the country’s artificial intelligence sector. The investment, which was announced on Thursday, is part of a wide-ranging strategy to make the UK a global leader in AI and big data.

DOE Unveils Exascale Earth Modeling System

After four years of development, the US Department of Energy (DOE) is releasing the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), a computational platform for performing high-resolutions simulation of the weather and other earth systems.