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Can a Robot Create Something Beautiful?

A creative alternative to Alan Turing’s famous test gauging a computer’s capacity for human-like intelligence

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This week, one British genius will impersonate another in The Imitation Game, a newly released drama about mathematician Alan Turing. Turing was instrumental in cracking the Nazi's Enigma code during World War II, helping the Allies win the war; he was later prosecuted for homosexuality (a criminal offense in the United Kingdom in the 1950s) and sadly, died just before his 42nd birthday from cyanide poisoning. His emotional ups and downs will be brought to life by everyone’s favorite internet sex god, Benedict Cumberbatch, who has perfected the quizzical eyebrow as the star of BBC’s Sherlock.

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