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    Alan Turing: The Building of a Brain

    2012 was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing - mathematician, Bletchley Park decoding genius, father of computer science, and seminal figure in artificial intelligence and developmental biology. Every stored-program computer today is an embodiment of his 1936 Universal Turing Machine.

  2. Synthetic Biology - A Brave New World?

    Synthetic Biology - A Brave New World?

    Imagine a world in which we could make fuels or pharmaceuticals in the same way we ferment malt to make beer. A world in which materials as strong as steel are made without industrial waste, or artificial viruses can be used to administer anti-cancer drugs without the usual side-effects of chemotherapy. Synthetic biology promises new technologies that could change our lives through the design and construction of new biological parts and devices, and the redesign of existing, natural biological organisms for new purposes.

  3. Transhumanism & The Singularity

    Transhumanism & The Singularity

    Chris Worfolk discusses the two different but very much related topics of Transhumanism and the technological singularity, commenting on the cult like figures which seem to dominate both fields and whether the ideas behind them are valid.