Tired of wondering whether to select the box with that one tiny part that kind of looks like a car bonnet when asked to pick all the pictures having cars in the CAPTCHA grid? There is no doubt that CAPTCHAs have annoyed us, especially when they pop up during last-minute submissions of forms or bookings, leaving us with the question: is this really necessary? Read on to find the answer in this article.

In order to understand this, let’s talk about the Turing test. A Turing test is nothing but a simple test that determines the ability of a computer…

Be it Chitti from Robot (2010) or Samantha from Her (2013), we’ve grown up watching AI and robots befriend humans and mingle among us. They’ve made us cry and laugh, and at times we’ve found ourselves attached to these characters which are mere machines. Perhaps it was the tinge of humanity we saw which made us grow so fond of them. It was an astonishing idea that a machine could come to life, converse with us, help in our day-to-day life, befriend us to such an extent that we forget that it is, in reality, not human.

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To what extent…

As time goes by we have found ourselves largely attracted by the term “handsfree”. We have shifted to technology which does not involve much effort on our behalf to make everything easier, and ourselves a tad bit lazier. Now consider being able to go about your daily social media browsing and texting by just lying back. The proposed idea is of a brain-computer interface, Neuralink by Elon Musk, which will help us operate a computer directly via brain signals instead of the usual physical use. …

Apurva Mali

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