A singular occurrence of something. In a computer or network, an instance can refer to a program that is executing.

Articles on that refer to Instance

A Computational Foundation for the Study of Cognition By David Chalmers
The Age of Intelligent Machines: A Coffeehouse Conversation on the Turing Test By Douglas R. Hofstadter
The Age of Intelligent Machines: Footnotes By Ray Kurzweil
Book Review: A New Kind of Science By Scott Aaronson
Moot Court Hearing On The Petition Of A Conscious Computer By Martine Rothblatt
Chapter 4: Kurzweilís Impoverished Spirituality By William A. Dembski
Consciousness in Human and Robot Minds By Daniel Dennett
Artificial General Intelligence: Now Is the Time By Ben Goertzel
Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness By David Chalmers
Glitches Reloaded By Peter B. Lloyd

News Articles that refer to Instance

New Stanford-led program aims to produce insights into brain injury, recovery
Rat-Brained Robot
Stamp-Size Plastic Chip Provides New Approach to Cryptography
Optical biopsies on horizon using noninvasive biomedical imaging
CMU team to develop a software 'secretary'
The Ghost in Your Machine
Nanowire film brings cheaper, faster electronics a step closer
'AI Bush' chatbot uses advanced natural-language programming
Nanotech Big in Tech Firms, Not Wall St
Circuit Benders Unlock the Long Riffs in Short-Circuits

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