A Chess-Playing Machine.” In Scientific American, Volume 182, No. 2 (February, 1950), pp. 48-51.
Shannon, Claude.

A very good copy. Original printed wrappers. (Item ID: 13994)


In February 1950, a month before the appearance of his technical paper in Philosophical Magazine, Shannon published this popular paper in the Scientific American, where he outlined the basic ideas behind computer chess in particular, and computer intelligence in general. Shannon does not embrace Turing’s test for thinking (published the same month), but reserved judgment: “Does a chess-playing machine of this type think? The answer depends entirely on how we define thinking”—which is exactly what Turing so brilliantly did!

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