Machines and Thought: The Legacy of Alan Turing, Volume I

Machines and Thought: The Legacy of Alan Turing, Volume I

by Peter Millican, Andy Clark
     
 

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This is the first of two volumes of essays in commemoration of Alan Turing, whose pioneering work in the theory of artificial intelligence and computer science continues to provoke wide discussion. The essays focus on three questions: What, if any, are the limits on machine "thinking"? Can a machine be genuinely intelligent? And, Might we ourselves be

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This is the first of two volumes of essays in commemoration of Alan Turing, whose pioneering work in the theory of artificial intelligence and computer science continues to provoke wide discussion. The essays focus on three questions: What, if any, are the limits on machine "thinking"? Can a machine be genuinely intelligent? And, Might we ourselves be biological machines? Contributors include Chris Fields, Joseph Ford, Robert M. French, Anthony Galton, Robin Gandy, Clark Glymour, J. R. Lucas, Donald Michie, Peter Mott, Ajit Narayanan, Herbert A. Simon, Aaron Sloman, Ian Stewart, and Blay Whitby.

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"A fascinating series of essays on computation by contributors in various fields."—Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198238768
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
Mind Association Occasional Series
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Peter Millican is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Computer Studies at the University of Leeds. Andy Clark is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Philosophy/Neuroscience/Psychology program at Washington State University, St Louis, Missouri. He is the author of Microcognition (MIT Press 1989) and Associative Engines (MIT Press 1993).

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