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Alan M. Turing, Mechanical Intelligence

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Alan M. Turing, Mechanical IntelligenceMechanical Intelligence
Collected works of A.M. Turing

Alan M. Turing, D.C. Ince (Editor)


Eerste uitgave:
Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., 1992
227 pagina’s, gebonden
isbn: 0444880585

Proposals for Development in the Mathematics Division of an Automatic Computing Engine (ACE), 1945
Lecture to the London Mathematical Society on 20 February 1947
Intelligent Machinery, 1948
Checking a Large Routine, 1949
Computing Machinery and Intelligence, 1950
Digital Computers Applied to Games, 1953
Solvable and Unsolvable Problems, 1954

Computing Machinery and Intelligence is the seminal paper on artificial intelligence, published in Mind, 1950, pp. 433–460. It starts as follows:

I propose to consider the question, ‘Can machines think?’ This should begin with definitions of the meaning of the terms ‘machine’ and ‘think’. The definitions might be framed so as to reflect so far as possible the normal use of the words, but this attitude is dangerous. If the meaning of the words ‘machine’ and ‘think’ are to be found by examining how they are commonly used it is difficult to escape the conclusion that the meaning and the answer to the question, ‘Can machines think?’ is to be sought in a statistical survey such as a Gallup poll. But this is absurd. Instead of attempting such a definition I shall replace the question by another, which is closely related to it and is expressed in relatively unambiguous words.


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