turing

Opinion

How the Dearly Departed Could Come Back to Life

Simulations can be thought of as the next step in the evolution of bereavement.
Mohammed A. Ahmad
11.10.16
thump news

Hear Alan Turing's First-Ever Recording of Computer Music from 1951

Add another accomplishment to the famed computer scientist's resume.
Alexander Iadarola
9.26.16
Health

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Refuses to Testify at Congressional Panel

The former drug executive who raised the price of a lifesaving medicine by 5,000 percent invoked the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in response to lawmakers' questions about price spikes.
VICE News and Reuters
2.4.16
americas

Hated 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Arrested on Fraud Charges

The man who rose to fame for hiking the price of Daraprim was arrested by the FBI after an investigation involving his former hedge fund and a pharmaceutical company he previously headed.
Reuters and VICE News
12.17.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

That Pharma CEO Everyone Hates Isn't Lowering the Price of That $750 Pill After All

"It's always been affordable," he told Bloomberg on Wednesday.
Mike Pearl
11.25.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Hillary Clinton Wants the Government to Launch an Investigation Against Martin Shkreli's Company

The Democratic frontrunner called on the FDA and FTC to look into the pharmaceutical exec famous for jacking up the price of AIDS medication.
River Donaghey
10.20.15
robots

This Robot’s Struggle to Build an IKEA Chair Will Make You Feel Better

We are all this robot.
Jordan Pearson
9.28.15
Martin Shkreli

A Pill Doesn't Have to Cost $750 To Be Outrageous and Exploitative

Turing is just a symptom of much deeper pharmaceutical woes.
Michael Byrne
9.27.15
HIV

When Drug Startups Make Big Pharma Look Like the Good Guy

In which a recently formed pharmaceutical company run by a disgraced hedge fund manager starts charging $750 a pill for an essential drug.
Michael Byrne
9.20.15
Google

Google's New Chatbot Taught Itself to Be Creepy

Human: "What is the purpose of living?" Machine: "To live forever."
Jason Koebler
6.22.15
Culture

More Scientists Who Deserve Their Own Biopics

Hopefully, 'The Theory of Everything' and 'The Imitation Game' will be the firsts of many critically-acclaimed films about scientists.
Becky Ferreira
2.17.15
turing

Does the Halting Problem Mean No Moral Robots?

Yes, according to a group of German ethicists.
Michael Byrne
12.7.14