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Alan Turing

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EN The founding father of the concept Artificial Intelligence is Alan Turing and he believed in the development of artificial intelligence as an entity that outgrows humankind. The theoretical moment in time when artificial intelligence will have surpassed human intelligence is called Singularity and is often used by the church of AI. To test whether an AI is actually intelligent Alan developed the Turing test and it goes something like this:
*/ You have an interviewer, the ‘supposed’ AI and another random person put in 3 separate rooms. They can communicate only via mail, fax or chat (nothing verbal). The interviewer has a limited amount of time to ask questions in the other rooms. If, after this period, he cannot define which of both is human and which is not, the AI is successful. /* Turing was lonely, suppressed and heavily medicated by the time he died. Must geniuses always live so tragically?

NL Alan Turing is de grondlegger van het concept artificiële intelligentie. Hij geloofde in de ontwikkeling van AI als een entiteit dat de mensheid zal ontgroeien. Het theoretische moment wanneer AI menselijke intelligentie zal hebben voorbijgestoken wordt Singulariteit genoemd. Om te testen of een AI wel echt intelligent is, heeft Alan de Turing-test ontworpen. Het gaat ongeveer zo:

Een interviewer, de ‘zogezegde’ AI en nog een andere random persoon worden in 3 verschillende kamers gezet. Ze kunnen enkel via mail, fax of chat communiceren (niets verbaal). De interviewer krijgt beperkte tijd om aan de andere kamers vragen te stellen. Als hij, na die tijd, niet kan uitmaken welke van de twee mens is en wie niet, is de AI geslaagd. Turing was getormenteerd, eenzaam en fysiek gebroken toen hij stierf... Waarom moeten alle genieën zo tragisch leven?


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The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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