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Peter Norvig's libraryResults 151-160 of 174

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Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul

Francis Crick - 1995 - Medical - Limited preview
Readers will come to appreciate the strength and dignity of Berneta Ringer, a true Western heroine as Doig celebrates his mother's life after finding a cache of her letters, photographs, and childhood writings. It begins with her first winter ...
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The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

Ray Kurzweil - 2005 - Science - No preview available
A controversial scientific vision predicts a time in which humans and machines will merge and create a new form of non-biological intelligence, explaining how the occurrence will solve such issues as pollution, hunger, and aging.
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Cambrian Intelligence: The Early History of the New AI

Rodney Allen Brooks - 1999 - Technology & Engineering - Limited preview
Until the mid-1980s, AI researchers assumed that an intelligent system doing high-level reasoning was necessary for the coupling of perception and action. In this traditional model, cognition mediates between perception and plans of action ...
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Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us

Rodney A. Brooks - 2003 - Technology & Engineering - Snippet view
The director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab speculates about the future of humankind as it explores the relationship between humans and technologically engineered robots and examines the vast capabilities of such machines.
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The Mystery of Consciousness

John R. Searle, Daniel Clement Dennett, David John Chalmers - 1997 - Philosophy - Limited preview
It has long been one of the most fundamental problems of philosophy, and it is now, John Searle writes, "the most important problem in the biological sciences": What is consciousness? Is my inner awareness of myself something separate from my ...
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The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach

Christof Koch - 2004 - Psychology - No preview available
Consciousness is the major unsolved problem in biology. Written as an introduction to the field and drawing upon clinical, psychological and physiological observations, this book seeks to answer questions of consciousness within a neuroscientific ...
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Natural-born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence

Andy Clark - 2004 - Computers - Limited preview
A revolutionary approach to the human mind imagines a future when humans have fully incorporated their tools and technologies into the biological reality of being human. (Science & Mathematics)
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Being There: Putting Brain, Body, and World Together Again

Andy Clark - 1998 - Psychology - Limited preview
Brain, body, and world are united in a complex dance of circular causation and extended computational activity. In Being There, Andy Clark weaves these several threads into a pleasing whole and goes on to address foundational questions concerning ...
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Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension

Andy Clark - 2008 - Philosophy - Limited preview
When historian Charles Weiner found pages of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman's notes, he saw it as a "record" of Feynman's work. Feynman himself, however, insisted that the notes were not a record but the work itself. In Supersizing ...
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