Mind Children: The Future of Robot and Human Intelligence

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Harvard University Press, 1988 - Computers - 214 pages
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Arguing that within the next fifty years machines will equal humans not only in reasoning power but also in their ability to perceive, interact with, and change their environment, the author describes the tremendous technological advances possible in thefield of robotics.
 

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Read this over 20 years ago, and again this week. One of the few books (e.g. GEB) that blew my mind, and really has not aged a bit. Outstanding Read!

Contents

Prologue
1
Figures
18
Autonomous Navigation
33
Powering Up
51
The Retina
52
Symbiosis
75
ENIAC
76
Unreal EstateThe Road to Point Reyes
92
Computer Virus Blowup
130
Breakout
147
Spacetime Pyramid
156
Retinas and Computers
163
Measuring Computer Power
169
The Outer Limits of Computation
178
Think Therefore I Am
180
Bibliography
197

Grandfather Clause
100
The Corpus Callosum
113
Wildlife
125
Robot Pals
202
Acknowledgments
203
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Hans Moravec is known for his work on robotics and artificial intelligence, and his writings on the impact of technology.

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