How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed
The bold futurist and bestselling author explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain
Ray Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential—and often controversial—futurist. In How to Create a Mind, Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in human-machine civilization—reverse engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works and using that knowledge to create even more intelligent machines.
Kurzweil discusses how the brain functions, how the mind emerges from the brain, and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of our intelligence in addressing the world’s problems. He thoughtfully examines emotional and moral intelligence and the origins of consciousness and envisions the radical possibilities of our merging with the intelligent technology we are creating.
Certain to be one of the most widely discussed and debated science books of the year, How to Create a Mind is sure to take its place alongside Kurzweil’s previous classics which include Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever and The Age of Spiritual Machines.
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Review: How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought RevealedUser Review - Elliot Smith - Goodreads
Pretty decent intro on how computational and systems neuroscientists think the brain works. If you set aside the fact that Ray is a bit egotistical and a touch deluded, it's an excellent read! Read full review
Review: How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought RevealedUser Review - David - Goodreads
I judged a book by its cover. I was browsing through the bargain bin and saw this book. After glancing at it, I thought it might be an interesting read about critical thinking. I was half right. It ... Read full review
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