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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3540200207

ISBN-13: 9783540200208

Pub. Date: 03/29/2005

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:
03/29/2005
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 (D. Hofstaedter) – Preface (Ch. Teuscher)

PART I: TURING'S LIFE AND THOUGHTS

Alan's Life: A Short Biography (A. Hodges) - Hacking the Turing Test (V. Paterna) – From Turing to the Information Society (D. Cerqui)

PART II: COMPUTATION AND TURING MACHINES

The Mechanization of Mathematics (M.J. Beeson) - Hypercomputational Models (M. Stannett) - Turing's Ideas and Models of Computation (E. Eberbach, D. Goldin, P. Wegner) - The Myth of Hypercomputation (M. Davis) - Quantum Computers: The Church-Turing Hypothesis versus the Turing Principle (Ch.G. Timpson) - Implementation of a Self-Replicating Universal Turing Machine (H.F. Restrepo, D. Mange, G. Tempesti) - Cognitive Science and the Turing Machine: An Ecological Perspective (A.J. Wells)

PART III: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE TURING TEST

Can Machines Think? (D.C. Dennett) - The Law of Accelerating Returns (R. Kurzweil) - The Computer, Artificial Intelligence, and the Turing Test (B.J. Copeland, D. Proudfoot) - Robots and Rule-Following (D. Proudfoot) - Strawberries with Cream, Mistakes, and Other Idiotic Features (Helmut Schnelle)

PART IV: THE ENIGMA

Alan M. Turing's Contributions to Co-Operation between the UK and the US (L.A. Gladwin) - The Brains behind the Enigma Code Breaking before the Second World War (E. Rakus-Andersson) - Alan Turing at Bletchley Park in World War II (T. Sale)

PART V: ALMOST FORGOTTEN IDEAS

Turing's Connectionism (Ch. Teuscher) - Watching the Daisies Grow: Turing and Fibonacci Phyollotaxis (J. Swinton) - What would Alan Turing have done after 1954? (A. Hodges)

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