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September 2008

Chatterbots, Tinymuds, and the Turing Test

The Turing Test was proposed by Alan Turing in 1950; he called it the Imitation Game. In 1991 Hugh Loebner started the Loebner Prize competition, offering a $100,000 prize to the author of the first computer program to pass an unrestricted Turing test. Annual competitions are held each year with smaller prizes for the best program on a restricted Turing test. This paper describes the development of one such Turing System, including the technical design of the program and its performance on the first three Loebner Prize competitions. We also discuss the program's four year development effort, which has depended heavily on constant interaction with people on the Internet via Tinymuds (multiuser network communication servers that are a cross between role-playing games and computer forums like CompuServe). Finally, we discuss the design of the Loebner competition itself, and address its usefulness in furthering the development of Artificial Intelligence.

June 2008

With Browsershot it takes a click to test your web design in different browsers | Kabatology ~ Open Source, Linux

rowsershots is a web application that offers the fastest way to check your web design in different browsers – it does so in less than 10 minutes and eliminates the need to jump from one operating system to the other. This web application takes thumbnails of webpages on the Linux, BSD, Windows and Mac platforms and deploys over 50 different browser including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Konqueror, Opera, Navigator, Safari – and many other unknown browsers.

September 2007

Test de la tablette internet Nokia N800 - Presse-citron - Le blog

La Nokia N800 est un véritable ordinateur de poche hybride tournant avec un système d'exploitation Open source basé sur Linux, situé à mi-chemin entre un PDA et un UMPC, dont les fonctions principales sont un accès à internet, mais également un média center portable très complet permettant de lire audio et vidéo dans d'excellentes conditions.