Memphis genius pioneered “artificial intelligence”

Are computer viruses alive? Do machines have rights? Can AI be created in a lab or shop? “University of Memphis professor Dr. Stan Franklin navigates concepts that make the average person’s head swim.” These provocative sentences appear at the beginning of a 1995 profile of Dr. Stan Franklin in The Commercial Appeal. In the decades … Read more

Football sweetheart or sexual villain? The Genius of Paul T. Goldman

A single father finds a woman he believes is the perfect stay-at-home mom for his son. They fall in love and get married, but things soon start to go wrong. She asks for checks to strange companies, receives an obscene number of phone calls, and meets strangers at the park. Because it turns out that … Read more