In the 1950’s, Turing advanced the idea that a computer might eventually imitate a person. However, notwithstanding today’s pundit’s opinions, no progress has been made investigating Turing's idea. The human brain has evolved for millions of years. Is it reasonable to think that computer electronic brains having evolved over the last 150 years, can mimic the human brain? More
Scientists have long puzzled why only humans managed to colonize the entire globe. A recent hypothesis holds that cooperation and projectile weapons account for man’s world domination. Better yet is the proposition that all living things are computers but humans have mastered the arts of making useful artifacts, objects that existed in their minds. Book looks at how programming electronic brains occurs, how knowledge has Increased non-linearly in time, what Turing’s Test of Computer Intelligence is about (computer mimicking person), and puts weight on the fact the Electronic Brain is an Artifact. It concludes that Turing’s test of computer intelligence cannot convincingly imitate a person because for simple tasks it is unnecessary and for complex tasks it is a utility or impossible (if the human brain can or cannot define a program for the computer).
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