Can Machines think – CAPTCHA and the Turing test
Can machines think ? Computer genius Alan Turing tried to answer this philosophical question by devising the Turing test. You might be surprised to find that you take part in this regularly with CAPTCHAs
Top Five Thought Experiments
Thought experiments are mental hypotheses, used by philosophers as ways of illuminating complex ideas. Here’s 5 of the top hot topics.
Is free will an illusion ?
What would you say if scientists could show that brain activity to press a button occurred 7 seconds before you consciously made the decision to even do so ?
Mind & Body – Where do they begin and end
The Mind-Body problem. One of philosophy’s great topics of conjecture and debate. How are mental phenomena explicable in terms of, or otherwise related to, physical states and events in the body ?
Brain in a Vat – What is Reality
What if the concepts put forward by the films “The Matrix” and “Vanilla Sky” were real ?