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Turing Machines and (Gothic) Horror

I am interested in any writings connecting (Universal) Turing Machines and horror. The idea of computers being able to imitate the behaviour of anything speaks to me of the monsters and doppelgängers from the Gothic tradition onwards. Know any writings on this? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Dec 3, 2014 - 8 answers

Help me be a (sexy) Turing machine!

I want to be a Turing machine for Halloween. I'm going to be surrounded by language nerds. They'll get it. But I need my 'fancy dress' (aka, costume) to be fantastic and I have limited time, money and supplies. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Oct 29, 2010 - 14 answers

How Does Cleverbot Work?

Where does Cleverbot's cleverness come from? [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on May 21, 2010 - 23 answers

"Ludwig the last crumpet was mine!"

StoryresearchFilter: Information needed on relations between superstar Cambridge dons of the 1930s-1950s. i.e. Russell, Wittgenstein, Turing, Keynes. [more inside]
posted by greytape on May 14, 2008 - 9 answers

Can Robots Use Chopsticks?

Can robots use chopsticks? [more inside]
posted by qbxk on Apr 26, 2007 - 4 answers

What is the minimum number of states in a Universal Turing Machine?

What is the absolute minimum number of states required in a Turing Machine (that uses binary tape) for it to be able to serve as a Universal Turing Machine? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on May 1, 2005 - 3 answers

How is a Turing-complete/equivalent language defined ?

I always thought "Turing-complete programming language" meant you could write a compiler/interpreter/whatever for that language IN that language, ie. XML is not, XSLT is, C++ is for sure, I guess JavaScript could in a way...
Today I tried to check on that, and apparently it's much more abstract... or something... well I don't know for sure.
Was I wrong ? How is a Turing-complete/equivalent language defined ?
posted by XiBe on Jan 27, 2005 - 27 answers

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