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Could a machine with a seeming zest for life destroy itself purposely one day, planning the entire episode so as to fool its mother machine into “thinking” (which, of course, machines cannot do, since they are mere hunks of inorganic matter) that it had perished by accident?
Foreward (written by Douglas Hofstadter) to Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges (via vaudeviral)

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londonphile:

The Imitation Game poster
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=42190

As expected a very wise and conscious decision was made to have Benedict Cumberbatch’s back turned to the observer of the poster. I’m glad. Also, it seems Cumberbatch’s always partly (physically) or entirely excluded on “his” most important (“Hamlet” & “The Imitation Game”) posters.

londonphile:

The Imitation Game poster

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=42190

As expected a very wise and conscious decision was made to have Benedict Cumberbatch’s back turned to the observer of the poster. I’m glad. Also, it seems Cumberbatch’s always partly (physically) or entirely excluded on “his” most important (“Hamlet” & “The Imitation Game”) posters.

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He used to pass by my window when he went to lunch. He was very shy and withdrawn, always looking down at the ground. He had a girlfriend then, but that didn’t work out.
Wenda Reynolds on Alan Turing at Bletchley Park (x)

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The Turing Problem (Part 1)

See, not the most serious looking source but it includes various details I’ve already read elsewhere and the new information, whether true or false, it’s an interesting read.

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