Machinery of the Mind

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Crown/Archetype, Nov 16, 2011 - Computers - 336 pages
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Machinery of Mind is a full-scale, indispensable examination of the history, content, politics, and philosophy of Artificial Intelligence. In detail, consecutively but with a keen awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of the field, Johnson traces the history of the burgeoning science from its earliest practitioners to corporation-funded engineers and experts: Roger Schank, Terry Winograd, Doug Lenat and others who are struggling to create machines that can actually think independently, going beyond man-made programs and "games." Johnson presents the counterarguments of some theorists that intelligence is less than soul and that the "new science" moves arrogantly into dangerous territory. Necessarily inconclusive, this fascinating study is clear, comprehensive, richly detailed, and endlessly provocative.
 

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Contents

PREFACE
PROLOGUEBreaking a Thoughtinto Pieces
CHAPTER1TheStateof theArt
CHAPTER2ThinkingWithouta Brain
CHAPTER3ASymphonyin1s and 0s
CHAPTER4The ArtofProgramming
CHAPTER5TheMeaningofMeaning
CHAPTER6ListeningIntelligently
CHAPTER10TheLightofDiscovery
CHAPTER11TheFinerArts
CHAPTER12TheScientistsand theEngineers
CHAPTER13IntheChineseRoom
CHAPTER14CalculatingMinds
CHAPTER15TheCopycatProject
EPILOGUE
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CHAPTER7PlanningandSeeing
CHAPTER8LearningAboutthe World
CHAPTER9LabyrinthsofMemory

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Peter H. Raven, Ph.D., is director of the Missouri BotanicalPeter H. Raven, Ph.D., is director of the Missouri BotanicalGeorge B. Johnson, Ph.D., is a professor of biology at Washi Garden and Engelmann professor of botany at Washington Univ Garden and Engelmann professor of botany at Washington Univngton University in St. Louis and a professor of genetics atersity at St. Louis. He oversees the garden's internationallersity at St. Louis. He oversees the garden's internationall the university's School of Medicine. He is a prolific authoy recognized research program in tropical botany--one of they recognized research program in tropical botany--one of ther of life science texts and curriculum products in a variety world's most active in the study and conservation of imperi world's most active in the study and conservation of imperi of media. New to his list of works are the Explorations of led tropical habitats. Raven's botanical research and work iled tropical habitats. Raven's botanical research and work iHuman Biology CD-ROM and the textbook Human Biology, both ofn the area of tropical conservation have earned him numerousn the area of tropical conservation have earned him numerousfered by Wm. C. Brown Publishers. Johnson is acknowledged as honors and awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship. He has honors and awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship. He has an authority on population genetics and evolution variabili written 17 textbooks and more than 400 articles, and he is written 17 textbooks and more than 400 articles, and he is ty, and he has published more than 50 research papers dealina member of th National Academy of Science and the National a member of th National Academy of Science and the National g with these and related topics. Visitors to the St. Louis ZResearch Council. Research Council. oo can appreciate Johnson's work in the Living World, the educational center of which he is the founding director.

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