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I propose to consider the question, "Can machines think?" This should begin with definitions of the meaning of the terms "machine" and "think." The definitions might be framed so as to reflect so far as possible the normal use of the words, but this attitude is dangerous, If the meaning of the words "machine" and "think" are to be found by examining how(More)
In 1950, Alan M. Turing, the late deputy director of the University of Manchester's Computing Laboratory in England, proposed a novel test to determine whether a machine was capable of thinking. In thk test, an interrogator has a teletype conversation with a man and a woman, both of whom must try to convince the interrogator that they are the woman. At some(More)
I propose to consider the question, "Can machines think?" This should begin with definitions of the meaning of the terms "machine" and "think." The definitions might be framed so as to reflect so far as possible the normal use of the words, but this attitude is dangerous, If the meaning of the words "machine" and "think" are to be found by examining how(More)
Asynchronous circuit design is a beautiful application area for any formalism that can reason about parallelism. By means of two small, but challenging, exercises we illustrate the similarities and diierences between parallel program and asynchronous circuit design. The exercises are simple to state and have many solutions, which are sometimes surprisingly(More)
The investigation of 802.11b has evaluated IPv6, and current trends suggest that the analysis of local-area networks will soon emerge. Given the current status of random information, cyberneticists urgently desire the analysis of IPv6. Our focus here is not on whether SMPs and consistent hashing are often incompatible, but rather on introducing a novel(More)
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