Posts Tagged ‘Turing’

Chaos theory and Turing’s oracle computer

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Know it all Michael Brooks, based on Emmett Redd & Steven Younger, Missouri State University New Scientist, 19 July 2014 Summary and review of the above article INTRODUCTION: The proposal for a computer based on a whole range of inputs between fully off and fully on, which could exceed the limitations of the Gödel theorem by operating in an unpredictable and chaotic manner, may throw light on consciousness in the brain. Alan Turing appreciated that the Read more […]

Turing, Consciousness and Thought

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Stephen Baxter’s short article in the science magazine, Focus, highlights some of the problems that arise in dealing with consciousness in a scientific forum. Baxter suggests that Turing made a correct, or at least insightful decision, in deciding to aim at a test as to whether robots/computers could think like humans, while avoiding the possibly unscientific or undefined area of consciousness. This is not strictly speaking true. Turing appeared to have believed that having a robot/computer that Read more […]