Source: Mind 49: 433-460. 1. The Imitation Game 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, […]

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I found this picture in a power point presentation from Intel. Their newest chip,  Knights Corner, can do in 2011, what a super computer with  9298 cores, distributed over 72 cabinets, could do in 1997.  Where will we be in another 14 years? Related posts: Alan Turing A. M. Turing: Computing Machinery and Intelligence. 1950 […]

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The Incompleteness Theorem is Gödel’s main contribution to 20th century thought. Gödel showed that within a logical system such as Russell and Whitehead had developed for arithmetic, propositions can be formulated that are undecidable or undemonstrable within the axioms of the system. That is, within the system, there exist certain clear-cut statements that can neither be proved or […]

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