Alan Turing is one of the founders of information theory, but he was also a tragic figure. He is famous for the Turing test, and for contributions to artificial intelligence. Alan Turing’s ideas are also a contribution to philosophy, because he makes a simple distinction between solvable and unsolvable problems: If a problem can be […]

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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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