Philosophy

Research Article

Could Machines Be Made to Think?

F. H. Georgea1

a1 University of Bristol.

This question as to whether machines can, or could, be made to think, has become familiar in recent years since the renewed outburst of interest that has taken place in the development of Cybernetics. The notion of servo–mechanisms and the like has a history in remote antiquity but the form of its fundamental question has recently taken on a new and especially acute significance.