A Turing test is a test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent (sentient) behavior equal to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human.
In simple speak, does a computer act like a human?
It appears Google Duplex just passed the Turing test.
Is this creepy, awesome or somewhere in between?
Here is proof Transhumanism is alive and well.
Marques Brownlee (a.k.a. MKBHD) nails the pros and cons of Google Duplex… watch this:
The Dinorwig Power Station is the United Kingdom’s biggest pump-storage facility.
The plant uses simple science to generate backup power for the grid.
Water from its top lake rushes downhill via large tubes into massive turbines. This creates backup electricity for the grid. The hydroelectric power plant needs about 10 minutes of time to start the process to create backup power.
For every 3 units of electricity it generates, it uses 4 units to pump the water back up to the top of the mountain.
This power station was constructed deep inside the mountain Elidir Fawr… preserving the natural beauty of Snowdonia National Park.
This video shows us how falling water is converted into electricity:
Millions of people are purchasing and using home DNA kits to determine their ancestry. Inside Edition enlisted the help of two sets triplets and a set of quadruplets to investigate the accuracy of the at-home tests. Their ancestry should be absolutely identical since they all came from the same egg. Unfortunately, the reveal confused and disappointed the sisters because of the varied results. The set of quadruplets were almost identical and did not have the variations seen in the triplets.
Watch this video and see how reliable these DNA ancestry tests are:
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