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Computers and the nature of man: a historian’s perspective on controversies about artificial intelligence

Author: Judith V. Grabiner
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 15 (1986), 113-126
MSC (1985): Primary 01A60, 68-03; Secondary 68T01
MathSciNet review: 854550
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