Month: July 2018
On arrival in Florence, my first port of call was the Palazzo Vecchio – the town hall – which is a striking building, with a stunning interior. There I purchased a Firenze Card, which for €85 gives three days unlimited access the City’s museums and galleries and – perhaps more important – facilitates fast-track access,…
A Florentine Adventure
I adore Italy. In part this comes from my love of Latin at school: I loved the logical structure of the language (especially that the words in a sentence could be arranged in any order and still convey precisely the same meaning) and the history ancient Rome. I was fascinated by Pliny’s letters; there, as…
The Turing Test
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere, from Facebook’s facial recognition software to medical diagnostics. However, serious thought about AI predates our current computational capabilities by many years. Long before even Hal’s mental breakdown in 2001, Alan Turing was wrestling with a very important question: when might we be able to say that a machine had recreated…
I am a Woman. And I have a Penis.
The i paper shared this performance by trans poet Reece Burrows Lyons. It’s a powerful piece. I am a Woman. And I have a Penis