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Alan Turing, life and legacy of a great thinker

Author: Christof Teuscher
Publisher: Berlin ; Heidelberg Springer 2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Softcover reprint of the hardcover 1st edView all editions and formats
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Written by a distinguished cast of contributors, Alan Turing: Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker is the definitive collection of essays in commemoration of the 90th birthday of Alan Turing.

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Genre/Form: estudios y conferencias
Named Person: Alan Mathison Turing; Alan Mathison Turing; Alan Mathison Turing
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christof Teuscher
ISBN: 9783642057441 3642057446 3540200207 9783540200208
OCLC Number: 830347429
Notes: Índices
Description: XXVIII, 542 p. il, gráf
Contents: Foreword (D. Hofstaedter) - Preface (Ch. Teuscher) PART I: TURING'S LIFE AND THOUGHTS Alan's Life: A Short Biography (A. Hodges) - Hacking the Turing Test (V. Paterna) - From Turing to the Information Society (D. Cerqui) PART II: COMPUTATION AND TURING MACHINES The Mechanization of Mathematics (M.J. Beeson) - Hypercomputational Models (M. Stannett) - Turing's Ideas and Models of Computation (E. Eberbach, D. Goldin, P. Wegner) - The Myth of Hypercomputation (M. Davis) - Quantum Computers: The Church-Turing Hypothesis versus the Turing Principle (Ch.G. Timpson) - Implementation of a Self-Replicating Universal Turing Machine (H.F. Restrepo, D. Mange, G. Tempesti) - Cognitive Science and the Turing Machine: An Ecological Perspective (A.J. Wells) PART III: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE TURING TEST Can Machines Think? (D.C. Dennett) - The Law of Accelerating Returns (R. Kurzweil) - The Computer, Artificial Intelligence, and the Turing Test (B.J. Copeland, D. Proudfoot) - Robots and Rule-Following (D. Proudfoot) - Strawberries with Cream, Mistakes, and Other Idiotic Features (Helmut Schnelle) PART IV: THE ENIGMA Alan M. Turing's Contributions to Co-Operation between the UK and the US (L.A. Gladwin) - The Brains behind the Enigma Code Breaking before the Second World War (E. Rakus-Andersson) - Alan Turing at Bletchley Park in World War II (T. Sale) PART V: ALMOST FORGOTTEN IDEAS Turing's Connectionism (Ch. Teuscher) - Watching the Daisies Grow: Turing and Fibonacci Phyollotaxis (J. Swinton) - What would Alan Turing have done after 1954? (A. Hodges)
Responsibility: Christof Teuscher (Ed.) ; foreword by Douglas Hofstadter

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