The hunt for AI is moving in a direction that involves creativity, language – and even jazz.
This article titled “AI robot: how machine intelligence is evolving” was written by Marcus du Sautoy, for The Observer on Saturday 31st March 2012 23.04 UTC
‘I propose to consider the question “Can machines think?”‘ Not my question but the opening of Alan Turing's seminal 1950 paper which is generally regarded as the catalyst for the modern quest to create artificial intelligence. His question was inspired by a book he had been given at the age of 10: Natural Wonders Every Child Should Know by Edwin Tenney Brewster. The book was packed with nuggets that fired the young Turing's imagination including the following provocative statement: