Artificial Experts: Social Knowledge and Intelligent Machines

Artificial Experts: Social Knowledge and Intelligent Machines

by Harry M. Collins
     
 

An in-depth look at the ordinary and extraordinary things computers can do. See more details below

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An in-depth look at the ordinary and extraordinary things computers can do.

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Machines are artificial experts in the sense that their knowledge base is man made and limited to what can be encoded and conferred upon them by their human programmers. Collins' (sociology, U. of Bath) wide- ranging and witty exploration of the relationship between people and machines presents a fresh analysis of human knowledge as well as a means by which to understand the limits and the possibilities of machine intelligence. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Over the past fifteen years, Harry Collins has been in the forefront of a handful of mostly British sociologists who are revolutionizing our understanding of science by taking seriously a commonplace suggestion, namely, that science should be studied just like any other social phenomenon." Steve Fuller Times Literary Supplement

"H. M. Collins makes his case without the polemical excesses of Hubert Dreyfus or John Searle. Unlike them, he seems to have genuinely attempted an experiment in knowledge engineering." Kamesh Ramakrishna

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262031684
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Series:
Inside Technology Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
10.16(w) x 5.35(h) x (d)

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