A supercomputer designed by two Russian scientists has passed the Turing Test, a test to see if a conversation with a computer can fool humans, at the University of Reading at the Royal Society of London on June 7th. The chat based challenge fooled judges 33% of the time as a 13 year old Ukranian boy, the threshold for passing the Turing Test. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/06/eugene-the-supercomputer-not-13-year-old-first-to-beat-the-turing-test/

While some in the U.S. accuse him as being Marxist, Pope Francis appealed to the United Nations on Friday for world governments to adopt a spirit of generosity to help attack the root causes of poverty and hunger, protect the environment, and ensure dignified labor for all. He calls for challenging all forms of injustice, resisting the economy of exclusion and rejecting the passive acceptance of the ‘throwaway’ culture.