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    • Darwin’s analogy between artificial and natural selection: how does it go? 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Elsevier, 2002-03)
      The analogy Darwin drew between artificial and natural selection in "On the Origin of Species" has a detailed structure that has not been appreciated. In Darwin’s analogy, the kind of artificial selection called Methodical ...
    • The Genius of the 'Original Imitation Game' Test 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Springer, 2020-10-29)
      Twenty years ago in "Turing's Two Tests for Intelligence" I distinguished two distinct tests to be found in Alan Turing's 1950 paper "Computing Machinery and Intelligence": one by then very well-known, the other neglected. ...
    • Models of machines and models of phenomena 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Taylor & Francis, 2006-01)
      Experimental engineering models have been used both to model general phenomena, such as the onset of turbulence in fluid flow, and to predict the performance of machines of particular size and configuration in particular ...
    • The morals of model-making 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Elsevier, 2013-12-17)
      I address questions about values in model-making in engineering, specifically: Might the role of values be attributable solely to interests involved in specifying and using the model? Selected examples illustrate the ...
    • Nested algorithms and "the original imitation game test": a reply to James Moor 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002)
      In "The Status and Future of the Turing Test" (Moor, 2001), which appeared in an earlier issue of this journal, James Moor remarks on my paper "Turing's Two Tests for Intelligence." In my paper I had claimed that, whatever ...
    • Pictures of Sound: Wittgenstein on gramophone records and the logic of depiction 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Elsevier, 2005-06)
      I consider the way Wittgenstein employed some kinds of sound recordings (but not others) in discussing logical form in the Tractatus logico-philosophicus. The year that Ludwig Wittgenstein was born in Vienna, 1889, nearby ...
    • Sounds like light: Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity and Mach's work in Acoustics and Aerodynamics 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Elsevier, 1998-03-11)
      Ernst Mach is the only person whom Einstein included on both the list of physicists he considered his true precursors, and the list of the philosophers who had most affected him. Einstein scholars have been less generous ...
    • Too many instincts: contrasting philosophical views on intelligence in humans and non-humans 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Taylor and Francis Ltd, 2002)
      This paper investigates the following proposal about machine intelligence: that behaviour in which a habitual response that would have been inappropriate in a certain unfamiliar situation is overridden and replaced by a ...
    • Turing's two tests for intelligence 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000)
      On a literal reading of 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence', Alan Turing presented not one, but two, practical tests to replace the question 'Can machines think?' He presented them as equivalent. I show here that the ...