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The Most Human Human 

The Turing test is one measurement of artificial intelligence: how closely can a computer program imitate human conversation? The test involves judges engaging in conversations with both humans and programs, both via computer, and if the judges cannot reliably distinguish the machine from the human, the machine has passed the Turing Test. In the book …

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Literacy, Context, and the Internet 

Shirley Brice Heath’s groundbreaking work Ways with Words (1983), which detailed ten years of ethnographic research of two communities in the Carolinas, offered deeper perspectives on language and literacy. Heath examined the oral and written communication norms in these communities, demonstrating that literacy is not a neutral skill. Regarding Trackton (a poor, African-American community) and …

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