Published on November 27th, 2011 | by Yellow Magpie0
Alan Turing Quotes: Interesting Reason From The Code-Breaking Genius
Alan Turing Quotes
Here is a selection of Alan Turing quotes.
‘Machines take me by surprise with great frequency.’
‘A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.’
‘Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition.’
‘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.’
‘We are not interested in the fact that the brain has the consistency of cold porridge.’
‘Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity.’
‘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.’
‘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.’
‘A man provided with paper, pencil, and rubber, and subject to strict discipline, is in effect a universal machine.’
‘We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.’
‘His high-pitched voice already stood out above the general murmur of well-behaved junior executives grooming themselves for promotion within the Bell corporation. Then he was suddenly heard to say: “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.”‘ – Alan Hodges recollecting an incident at AT&T.
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