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

Machines and Thought

The Legacy of Alan Turing, Volume I

By: Peter Millican (Editor), Andy Clark (Editor)


Published: 1st April 1999
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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 be widely discussed today. A group of prominent academics from a wide range of disciplines focus on three questions famously raised by Turing: What, if any, are the limits on machine 'thinking'? Could a machine be genuinely intelligent? Might we ourselves be biological machines, whose thought consists essentially in nothing more than the interaction of neurons according to strictly determined rules? The discussion of these fascinating issues is accessible to non-specialists and stimulating for all readers. Also available in paperback is the companion volume: Connectionism, Concepts, and Folk Psychology, edited by Andy Clark and Peter Millican. While Volume 1 concentrates on Turing's main innovations in artificial intelligence, Volume 2 looks more broadly at his intellectual legacy in philosophy and cognitive science.

`A fascinating series of essays on computation by contributors in various fields of knowledge ... we can all learn by reading these essays because they encourage us to explore issues beyond our normal sphere of expertise.' Choice

Peter Millican: Introduction 1: Robert M. French: Subcognition and the Limits of the Turing Test 2: Donald Michie: Turing's Test and Conscious Thought 3: Blay Whitby: The Turing Test: AI's Biggest Blind Alley? 4: Ajit Narayanan: The Intentional Stance and the Imitation Game 5: Herbert Simon: Machine as Mind 6: J. R. Lucas: Minds, Machines, and Gödel: A Retrospect 7: Robin Gandy: Human versus Mechanical Intelligence 8: Antony Galton: The Church-Turing Thesis: Its Nature and Status 9: Chris Fields: Measurement and Computational Description 10: Aaron Sloman: Beyond Turing Equivalence 11: Iain A. Stewart: The Demise of the Turing Machine in Complexity Theory 12: Peter Mott: A Grammar-Based Approach to Common-Sense Reasoning 13: Joseph Ford: Chaos: Its Past, its Present, but Mostly its Future 14: Clark Glymour: The Hierarchies of Knowledge and the Mathematics of Discovery

ISBN: 9780198238768
ISBN-10: 0198238762
Series: Legacy of Alan Turing : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st April 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 13.84  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.36