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TY - ABST
AU - Bringsjord, S.
TI - In Computation, Parallel is Nothing, Physical Everything
JO - Minds and Machines
PY - 2001-02-01T00:00:00///
VL - 11
IS - 1
SP - 95
EP - 99
KW - Turing machines
KW - artificial intelligence
KW - parallel computation
KW - simulation proofs
KW - uncomputable functions
N2 - Andrew Boucher (1997) argues that ``parallel computation is fundamentally different from sequential computation'' (p. 543), and that this fact provides reason to be skeptical about whether AI can produce a genuinely intelligent machine. But parallelism, as I prove herein, is irrelevant. What Boucher has inadvertently glimpsed is one small part of a mathematical tapestry portraying the simple but undeniable fact that physical computation can be fundamentally different from ordinary, ``textbook'' computation (whether parallel or sequential). This tapestry does indeed immediately imply that human cognition may be uncomputable.
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