The Essential Turing: Seminal Writings in Computing. Logic, Philosophy, Artifical Intelligence, and Artificial Life plus The Secrets of Enigma

The Essential Turing: Seminal Writings in Computing. Logic, Philosophy, Artifical Intelligence, and Artificial Life plus The Secrets of Enigma

by B. Jack Copeland, Alan M. Turing
     
 

Alan Turing was one of the most important and influential thinkers of the 20th century. This volume makes his key writings available to a non-specialist readership for the first time. They make fascinating reading both in their own right and for their historic significance: contemporary computational theory, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence life

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Alan Turing was one of the most important and influential thinkers of the 20th century. This volume makes his key writings available to a non-specialist readership for the first time. They make fascinating reading both in their own right and for their historic significance: contemporary computational theory, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence life all spring from this ground-breaking work.

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ISBN-13:
9780198250791
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Pages:
622
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Alan Turing 1912-19541
Computable numbers : a guide5
1On computable numbers, with an application to the entscheidungsproblem (1936)58
2On computable numbers : corrections and critiques91
3Systems of logic based on ordinals (1938), including excerpts from Turing's correspondence, 1936-1938125
4Letters on logic to Max Newman (c. 1940)205
Enigma217
5History of Hut 8 to December 1941 (1945), featuring an excerpt from Turing's 'treatise on the enigma'265
6Bombe and Spider (1940)313
7Letter to Winston Churchill (1941)336
8Memorandum to OP-20-G on naval enigma (c. 1941)341
Artificial intelligence353
9Lecture on the automatic computing engine (1947)362
10Intelligent machinery (1948)395
11Computing machinery and intelligence (1950)433
12Intelligent machinery, a heretical theory (c. 1951)465
13Can digital computers think? (1951)476
14Can automatic calculating machines be said to think? (1952)487
Artificial life507
15The chemical basis of morphogenesis (1952)519
16Chess (1953)562
17Solvable and unsolvable problems (1954)576

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