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Journeys in Non-Classical Computation - A UK Grand Challenge in Computing Research

Susan Stepney

University of York

Today's computing, classical computing, is an extraordinary success story. However, there is a growing appreciation that it encompasses an extremely small subset of all computational possibilities. The Grand Challenge of Non-Classical Computation seeks to bring about a reconceptulisation of computation itself. The various forms of non-classical computation -- bio-inspired algorithms, open complex adaptive systems, embodied computation, quantum computation, and more -- will not supersede classical computation, however: they will augment and enrich it. The Grand Challenge seeks to explore, generalise, and unify all the many diverse non-classical computational paradigms, to produce a fully mature and rich science of all forms of computation, that unifies the classical and non-classical computational paradigms.

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