Tag Archives: Alan Turing

First ever chess playing computer program

Programming computers to play games has been central to Artificial Intelligence research since its early days back in the fifties. By now, most of us have heard of IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer defeating world chess champion Garry Kasparov in the game of chess and becoming the first ever computer to defeat man in this very… Read More »

David Gelernter vs. Ray Kurzweil on Creativity: the mind, machines, and mathematics

In celebration of the 70th anniversary since Alan Turing’s seminal paper “On Computable Numbers” MIT held a public lecture featuring a debate between David Gelernter and Ray Kurzweil moderated by Rodney Brooks. The debate was about whether a machine could ever be conscious. First and most importantly, you can watch the debate online here. You… Read More »