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By Andrew Hodges (auth.), Christof Teuscher (eds.)

Alan Turing's primary contributions to computing ended in the advance of contemporary computing expertise, and his paintings keeps to encourage researchers in computing technological know-how and past. This publication is the definitive number of commemorative essays, and the celebrated individuals have services in such diversified fields as synthetic intelligence, normal computing, arithmetic, physics, cryptology, cognitive reviews, philosophy and anthropology.

The quantity spans the complete wealthy spectrum of Turing's existence, examine paintings and legacy. New gentle is shed at the way forward for computing technology by way of visionary Ray Kurzweil. remarkable contributions come from the thinker Daniel Dennett, the Turing biographer Andrew Hodges, and the prestigious truth seeker Martin Davis, who presents a primary serious essay on an rising and debatable box termed hypercomputation. a different function of the e-book is the play via Valeria Patera which tackles the scandal surrounding the final apple, and provides as an enigma the lifestyles, dying and future of the guy who did lots to decipher the Enigma code throughout the moment international warfare.

Other chapters are smooth reappraisals of Turing's paintings on computability, and care for the main philosophical questions raised via the Turing try out, whereas the publication additionally comprises essays addressing his much less recognized principles on Fibonacci phyllotaxis and connectionism.

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T his cyber culture, more t han anything else, embo dies the advantages an d contradictions of a remarkable invention: the computer. Now an absolute necessity in everyday life, t he" computer has questioned and is serio usly questioning some of t he paradigms of Western culture; in fact , we are all increasingly compelled to ad dress t he nature a nd meaning of intelligenc e, thought, consciousness, reality, fantasy, freedom of information, intellectual pro perty an d access to knowledge. By interweaving the two worlds, Ala n's and the hackers' , and following a continuo us thread , I have sought to represent in a stylized way the evolut ion of t he t ho ught paradigm, from the pioneering research conducted by Alan Turing to the artificial intelligence of the late 1950s (the MIT Strong Artificial Intelligence Program was pr esented two years after Turing's deat h) and t he revolutionary t echnological era in which we are now living, which 10 V .

Britton , R . O . Gandy, D. C. Ince, P. T . Saunders, C. E . M. Yates (Ams terdam : Nort h-Ho lland) . 8. Tu ring, E. S. (1959) . Alan M. 'Turin g (Cambridge : Heffers) . 9. i1 . turingarchi ve . org offers a n online version of t he Turing archive of papers at K ing's Co llege, Cambridge . Alan's Apple: Hacking the Turing Test Valeria Patera TIMOS Teatro Events, Association for the Communication of Scie nce, Italy Summary. A play by Valeria Patera, translated into English by Susie White. 1 The Author's View My study on Alan Turing and a specific part of his work uses a poetic/philosophical approach and takes t he form of a play; hence it will differ from the various papers presented here.

M ORCOM Take it ; Chris would be very happy. A LAN Thank you , Mrs. Morcom , it 's like bein g ent ruste d with the most priceless treasure. I'm sur e it 'll help me with my studies and research; it 'll be like having Chris by my side, helping me . . I've promi sed myself that I'll get to p marks next term, I' ve got to do it , for Chris. And I' ll succeed , you'll see! MRS. MORCOM I' m sure you will, Alan , I'm a bsolutely sure , and rem ember we'r e always here if you need anything. I'd like t o t hank you for the beautiful flowers you sent and also t he kind letter your mother wrote me - I' ve just replied to her.

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