How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Jan 29, 2014 - Science - 336 pages
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How does the brain recognise images? Could computers drive? How is it possible for man-made programs to beat the worlds best chess players? In this fascinating look into the human mind, Ray Kurzweil relates the advanced brain processes we take for granted in our everyday lives, our sense of self and intellect and explains how artificial intelligence, once only the province of science fiction, is rapidly catching up. Effortlessly unravelling such key areas as love, learning and logic, he shows how the building blocks for our future machines exist underneath. Kurzweil examines the radical possibilities of a world in which humans and intelligent machines could live side by side.

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User Review  - Razinha - LibraryThing

Very good, though at times, really not for the casual reader. While Mr. Kurzweil does an excellent job explaining his theories on how we can build a brain...that is, how we currently understand our ... Read full review

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User Review  - lucasdwi - LibraryThing

An interesting read. Overall, Kurzweil makes some very thought provoking arguments and writes in a way that engages the reader. At times Kurzweil steps outside of his field of expertise. However, the sections on AI and technology are very well written. Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Ray Kurzweil is Googles Director of Engineering, a world-renowned inventor, thinker and futurist. A recipient of the National Medal of Technology and 12 honorary doctorates, he is the author of six books and has been described by the Wall Street Journal as the restless genius. His bestselling book The Singularity is Near is published by Duckworth.

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