Brian Christian

Brian Christian is the author of The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive.

  • A Barrage of Turing Tests: Daily Life in the 21st Century

    Everyday life in the 21st century is a barrage of Turing tests -- and it's pushing us all to find a voice that is distinctly our own.

  • Mind vs. Machine
    Bryan Christie

    Mind vs. Machine

    In the race to build computers that can think like humans, the proving ground is the Turing Test—an annual battle between the world’s most advanced artificial-intelligence programs and ordinary people. The objective? To find out whether a computer can act “more human” than a person. In his own quest to beat the machines, the author discovers that the march of technology isn’t just changing how we live, it’s raising new questions about what it means to be human.

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Never Tell People How Old They Look

Age discrimination affects us all. James Hamblin turns to a colleague for advice.

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Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

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Pittsburgh: 'Better Than You Thought'

How Steel City became a bikeable, walkable paradise

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A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.

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Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.

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