Turing, A. M.

Intelligent machinery


I propose to investigate the question as to whether it is possible for machinery to show intelligent behaviour. On the other hand the human intelligence seems to be able to find methods of ever-increasing power for dealing with such problems'transcending' the methods available to machines. It is already possible to produce machines where this sort of situation arises in a small degree. The states of'continuous' machinery on the other hand form a continuous manifold, and the behaviour of the machine is described by a curve on this manifold.