John von Neumann


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Noun1.John von Neumann - United States mathematician who contributed to the development of atom bombs and of stored-program digital computers (1903-1957)
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In the 1950s, John von Neumann was quoted as claiming that accelerating technological progress was approaching a mathematical singularity beyond which human affairs would radically change (Ulam 1958; Kurzweil 2005).
Dani Rodrik was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and received the John von Neumann Award from the Rajk Laszlo College for Advanced Studies in Budapest.
Indeed, a small but influential cult touts the Hungarian-American mathematician John von Neumann's "singularity" theory.
(Stapp, 2017) What follows in this never-ending game of 20 questions is a succession of Yes/No questions and answers, along the lines of John Von Neumann's two-process approach, in accordance with a movable Heisenberg cut.
Whereas Wiener's impact in computer science was far more diffuse and indirect than that of Alan Turing and John von Neumann, it is Wiener's ideas, along with those of contemporaries Warren McCulloch, Walter Pitts, William Ross Ashby, and William Grey Walter, that provided a significant counterpoint to the symbolic, logical knowledge representation that dominated artificial intelligence and cognitive science in the 1960s and 1970s.
In 1949, the Hungarian-American mathematician, John von Neumann (1903-1953), used the ENIAC computer to calculate n to 2037 places.
In this context he provides interesting comments on the work of Niels Bohr, John von Neumann, and Eugene Wigner.
John Von Neumann discussed the possibility of a self replicating program back in the 1940's and published a paper on the same in 1966.
In this sweeping narrative, Sheehan brings to life a huge cast of some of the most intriguing characters of the cold war, including the brilliant physicist John Von Neumann, and the hawkish Air Force general, Curtis LeMay.
On the historical side, Wolfram offers his views of the logician Kurt Godel, computer scientist (perhaps the original computer scientist) Alan Turing and mathematicians John von Neumann and George Boole.