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The Turing Dilemma in Machine Learning

The machine brain can’t deviate from its program or think up new stuff. If it is a mind, it’s a mind that can’t wander.
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By David Benjamin

Sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.

— Alan Turing in The Imitation Game

In the film The Imitation Game, Alan Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) is being interviewed by a police detective who’s curious about Turing’s work in what has come to be known, decades since, as artificial intelligence. His explanation is both visionary and tempered.

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