Math/Maths 99: Beer, Flying Carpets and Sarcastic AI

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A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: The Guinness Sinking Bubble Problem; Egocentric Social Network Structure; Computers understanding language in context; Researchers Build Miniature Flying Carpet; Campaign to disregard Turing's conviction; The Turing Enigma (a film); Turing papers free access; Loebner on the Loebner Prize; Anatolii Fomenko's Mathematical Impressions; What happened with Atiyah and Villani at Tate Modern?; Math predicts size of clot-forming cells; Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma contains strategies that dominate any evolutionary opponent; EPSRC very quietly relents on maths funding; and more.

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Irish Mathematicians Solve The Guinness Sinking Bubble Problem
Social Networks Over Time and the Invariants of Interaction
Egocentric Social Network Structure, Health, and Pro-Social Behaviors in a National Panel Study of Americans
Stanford psychologists aim to help computers understand you better
Predicting Pragmatic Reasoning in Language Games
Abbott and Costello - Who's on First
Researchers Build Miniature Flying Carpet
Add your voice to clear a war hero
The Turing Enigma
Turing papers from Taylor and Francis
Artificial Intelligence: What happened to the hunt for thinking machines?
Mathematics and The Myth of Light Geometry
Atiyah and Villani at Tate Modern - the value of blackboards
Math predicts size of clot-forming cells
A dirty twist on beating the prisoner's dilemma
Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma contains strategies that dominate any evolutionary opponent
EPSRC very quietly relents on maths funding
ACME Conference 2012 - Registration is open
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