Machines and Thought

Machines and Thought

Author: Peter Millican

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191001963

Category: Philosophy

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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.

Machines and Thought

Machines and Thought

Author: P. J. R. Millican

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780198235934

Category: Philosophy

Page: 308

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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 distinguished international cast of contributors focus on the three seminal ideas associated with his name: the Turing test, the Turing machine, and the Church-Turing thesis.

The Thought Machine

The Thought Machine

Author: Ray Cummings

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781479457304

Category: Fiction

Page: 16

View: 492

The Realm of Unthought Things, was Dr. Jenks’ goal with his Thought-Machine, but all Butch and Red and Willie wanted from it was a million bucks!

The Body Machines

The Body Machines

Author: Alexander Bard

Publisher: Stockholm Text

ISBN: 9789187173028

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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The final episode of The Futurica Trilogy. It departs from repeated questions about the Death of the Individual in the Age of Interactivity. The authors rehabilitate Descartes old concept of the body machine and transform it into the foundation of a very anti-cartesian, materialist image of humanity, relevant for the new, emerging paradigm—we’re entering The Age of The Body Machines.

The Big Thought Reading Machine

The Big Thought Reading Machine

Author: Gianina Sipitca

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796019247

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 466

A Thought Reading Machine linked to the DNA of the Anchor means Complete Loss of Privacy yet can help protect those whose spirit and body is taken over by Goulds. Fiction Or Not, This Is What I Got: Jealousy driven first lady Hillary Obama, paranoid presidential hopeful Michelle Clinton, meet playboy billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov in new modern day America, SciFi novel from Gianina Sipitca about fictional character with an IQ of 7000, The Tsarina, who is told that she is a messenger of God and has to marry her husband to be, real life billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. She has subliminal conversations about how to save the world one person at a time, from the Goaulds, Leprosy and the complete loss of privacy with evil politicians and superior minded business moguls. Readers say: “a fascinating story going here!... Full marks for creative imagination!... Great imagination and writing... this is an intriguing story and premise... I found the imagery to be fantastic and it brought me into a realm of a computerized fantasy, almost like the movie where everyone's plugged into a network and the new reality is not reality at all... this story, ... reminds me of political satire and books such as "Animal Farm" or "Brave New World... Quite an interesting story that is well written and makes for a good read"

Machines and Thought

Machines and Thought

Author: P. J. R. Millican

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: UOM:39015038546597

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 833

Turing asked 3 famous questions relating to the nature of artificial intelligence: this collection of considerations by leading academics attempts to respond to his questions as his legacy continues to be salient and controversial.

Advances in Artificial Life

Advances in Artificial Life

Author: Mathieu Capcarrere

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540318163

Category: Computers

Page: 949

View: 489

TheArti?cialLifetermappearedmorethan20yearsagoinasmallcornerofNew Mexico, USA. Since then the area has developed dramatically, many researchers joining enthusiastically and research groups sprouting everywhere. This frenetic activity led to the emergence of several strands that are now established ?elds in themselves. We are now reaching a stage that one may describe as maturer: with more rigour, more benchmarks, more results, more stringent acceptance criteria, more applications, in brief, more sound science. This, which is the n- ural path of all new areas, comes at a price, however. A certain enthusiasm, a certain adventurousness from the early years is fading and may have been lost on the way. The ?eld has become more reasonable. To counterbalance this and to encourage lively discussions, a conceptual track, where papers were judged on criteria like importance and/or novelty of the concepts proposed rather than the experimental/theoretical results, has been introduced this year. A conference on a theme as broad as Arti?cial Life is bound to be very - verse,but a few tendencies emerged. First, ?elds like ‘Robotics and Autonomous Agents’ or ‘Evolutionary Computation’ are still extremely active and keep on bringing a wealth of results to the A-Life community. Even there, however, new tendencies appear, like collective robotics, and more speci?cally self-assembling robotics, which represent now a large subsection. Second, new areas appear.

Powerful Profits From Blackjack

Powerful Profits From Blackjack

Author: Victor H Royer

Publisher: Lyle Stuart

ISBN: 9780818407857

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 256

View: 496

Solid Advice From A Casino Industry Insider In this outstanding, fully updated guide to winning at blackjack, gambling columnist and consultant Victor H. Royer provides a wealth of tips and step-by-step techniques for enhancing the casino gaming experience and becoming a more knowledgeable and more successful player. With methods proven on casino floors around the world, he guides you through the basics of blackjack, from knowing when to split cards and when to stand pat to the finer points of betting for maximum success. Powerful Profits from Blackjack can increase your odds of winning and getting more enjoyment from every trip to the casino. Here are just a few of the valuable tips you'll learn: The truth behind Shuffling Machines—which are OK, and which to avoid, and why Includes a Modified Basic Strategy for your best advantage! Also includes a card-size Modified Basic Strategy that you can copy (print) and carry with you Why you should never split 10s—except in some Blackjack Tournaments The importance of "soft hands," and why casinos hate them How the number "17" can make or break your hand Why all blackjack games are NOT the same How to find a casino that offers you the best chance of winning And much more! Can This Book Give You An Edge? Bet On It! 134,500 Words