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A discussion on the BBC World Service (H/T to David Livingston Smith). Artificial intelligenceCognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive sciencecomplexityPhilosophy of mind
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For once the comments are quickly and pointedly onto this shallow techno-ebulliance that is so prevalent in techno-journalism. What is apparently lost on the writer is Lodge’s in-joke reference to a character from his own Thinks . . . – Ralph Messenger (supposedly based upon Dennett), director of the Centre for Cognitive Science at the University of…
Here is an article from the latest issue of The Atlantic.
Turing machine: this via my chum David Livingstone Smith.
Press release from MIT. Essentially, we want to rewind to 30 years ago and revisit some ideas that had gotten frozen,” he says, adding that the new group hopes to correct “fundamental mistakes” made in AI research over the years.
The BBC has been running a series of articles on Turing. For those of us who often discuss the conceptual aspects of liberty through the great works of social and political philosophy, we should stop and think about how our liberty was, to a great extent, preserved by Alan Turing. According to Winston Churchill, Turing…
Forbes features a symposium on A.I: it’s past, present and future. The editor writes: Can machines think? In 1950, Alan Turing, considered by some to be the father of modern computing, published a paper in which he proposed that, “If, during text-based conversation, a machine is indistinguishable from a human, then it could be said…
Mini-documentary about the sad personal story of Turing’s demise featuring Turing’s biographer Andrew Hodges