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Instead of trying to produce a programme to simulate the adult mind, why not rather try to produce one which simulates the child's? If this were then subjected to an appropriate course of education one would obtain the adult brain.

ALAN TURING, "Computing Machinery and Intelligence"

One day ladies will take their computers for walks in the park and tell each other, "My little computer said such a funny thing this morning."

ALAN TURING, Time Magazine, Mar. 29, 1999

I am not very impressed with theological arguments whatever they may be used to support. Such arguments have often been found unsatisfactory in the past. In the time of Galileo it was argued that the texts, 'And the sun stood still... and hasted not to go down about a whole day' (Joshua 10:13) and 'He laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not move at any time' (Psalm 104:5) were an adequate refutation of the Copernican theory.

ALAN TURING, The Essential Turing: seminal writings in computing, logic, philosophy, artificial intelligence, and artificial life, plus the secrets of Enigma

We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.

ALAN TURING, Computing Machinery and Intelligence


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