5,000 Percent Increase in Drug Costs Raising Questions

5,000 Percent Increase in Drug Costs Raising Questions

Imagine paying $13.50 for a prescription one time and then $750 the next. That increase of over 5,000 percent is just what happened to people who are taking Daraprim, and astronomical increases in drug costs have been reported recently for other medications raising questions from insurance companies, doctors and, of course, patients who need the […]

Alan Turing the Father of Computing

Alan Turing the Father of Computing

Those outside the United Kingdom have likely never heard of Alan Turing, the father of computing. Yet his genius impregnates almost everything related to contemporary life. It has been exactly 60 years since the father of computer science and artificial intelligence killed himself and, today, a computer has passed his iconic “Turing Test” for artificial […]

Turing Test Beat

Turing Test Beat

The computer scientist Alan Turing, a highly influential thinker who formalized ubiquitous concepts such as “algorithm” and “computation,” has become suddenly relevant in the computer science and philosophy field again when a computer recently beat his “Turing Test.” Turing stated that if a computer can fool a person into thinking it is a human being, […]