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

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

EditorPeter Millican, Andy Clark

Paperback | March 1, 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 questionsfamously 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? Thediscussion 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 andcognitive science.

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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 Project at Washington University, St Louis, Missouri.
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Title:Machines and Thought: The Legacy of Alan Turing, Volume IFormat:PaperbackPublished:March 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Peter Millican: Introduction1. Robert M. French: Subcognition and the Limits of the Turing Test2. Donald Michie: Turing's Test and Conscious Thought3. Blay Whitby: The Turing Test: AI's Biggest Blind Alley?4. Ajit Narayanan: The Intentional Stance and the Imitation Game5. Herbert Simon: Machine as Mind6. J. R. Lucas: Minds, Machines, and Godel: A Retrospect7. Robin Gandy: Human versus Mechanical Intelligence8. Antony Galton: The Church-Turing Thesis: Its Nature and Status9. Chris Fields: Measurement and Computational Description10. Aaron Sloman: Beyond Turing Equivalence11. Iain A. Stewart: The Demise of the Turing Machine in Complexity Theory12. Peter Mott: A Grammar-Based Approach to Common-Sense Reasoning13. Joseph Ford: Chaos: Its Past, its Present, but Mostly its Future14. Clark Glymour: The Hierarchies of Knowledge and the Mathematics of Discovery

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`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