Alan Turing: Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker / Edition 1

Alan Turing: Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker / Edition 1

by D. Hofstadter
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540200207

ISBN-13: 9783540200208

Pub. Date: 01/16/2004

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Written by a distinguished cast of contributors, Alan Turing: Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker is the definitive collection of essays in commemoration of the 90th birthday of Alan Turing. This fascinating text covers the rich facets of his life, thoughts, and legacy, but also sheds some light on the future of computing science with a chapter

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Written by a distinguished cast of contributors, Alan Turing: Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker is the definitive collection of essays in commemoration of the 90th birthday of Alan Turing. This fascinating text covers the rich facets of his life, thoughts, and legacy, but also sheds some light on the future of computing science with a chapter contributed by visionary Ray Kurzweil, winner of the 1999 National Medal of Technology. Further, important contributions come from the philosopher Daniel Dennett, the Turing biographer Andrew Hodges, and from the distinguished logician Martin Davis, who provides a first critical essay on an emerging and controversial field termed "hypercomputation".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540200208
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
01/16/2004
Edition description:
1st ed. 2003. 2nd printing 2005
Pages:
542
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Alan Turing: an Introductory Biography3
Alan's Apple: Hacking the Turing Test9
What Would Alan Turing Have Done After 1954?43
From Turing to the Information Society59
The Mechanization of Mathematics77
Hypercomputational Models135
Turing's Ideas and Models of Computation159
The Myth of Hypercomputation195
Quantum Computers: the Church-Turing Hypothesis Versus the Turing Principle213
Implementation of a Self-replicating Universal Turing Machine241
Cognitive Science and the Turing Machine: an Ecological Perspective271
Can Machines Think?295
The Computer, Artificial Intelligence, and the Turing Test317
A Note on Enjoying Strawberries with Cream, Making Mistakes, and Other Idiotic Features353
Robots and Rule-Following359
The Law of Accelerating Returns381
The Polish Brains Behind the Breaking of the Enigma Code Before and During the Second World War419
Alan Turing at Bletchley Park in World War II441
Alan M. Turing's Contributions to Co-operation Between the UK and the US463
Watching the Daisies Grow: Turing and Fibonacci Phyllotaxis477
Turing's Connectionism499
List of Contributors531
Index535

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