By Midierson Maia, PhD

The article Computing Machinery and Intelligence published by Alan Turing in October 1950 is an important milestone in Computer Theory, and also in the history of artificial intelligence. The article starts introducing the Imitation Game, broadly known as “Turing Test”. Through this test, Turing aimed to discover whether it was possible for a machine “to think”, such as human beings do.

Turing (1950) argues:

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…

Midierson Maia

Entrepreneur, Founder of Preemptor AI. PhD in Communication Studies. Professor at Humber College, Ontario, Canada.

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