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Quotations by author » Alan Turing
British cryptographer, Mathematician and Logician. Considered to be one of the fathers of modern computer science. 1912-1954
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A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
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I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted.
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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 x. 13) and 'He laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not move at any time' (Psalm cv. 5) were an adequate refutation of the Copernican theory.
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Machines take me by surprise with great frequency.
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Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity.
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No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain. All I'm after is just a mediocre brain, something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
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Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition.
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We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
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