Donald Michie: Machine intelligence, biology and more

Donald Michie: Machine intelligence, biology and more

by Ashwin Srinivasan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199573042

ISBN-13: 9780199573042

Pub. Date: 12/13/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Donald Michie was an extraordinary character. In a scientific career that spanned nearly 65 years, he was the pioneer in several fields including computing, mouse embryology, transplantation biology, and machine intelligence. Tragically, he died in a car crash in 2007.

Here, Ashwin Srinivasan presents a varied collection of Michie's writings, from Colossus and

Overview

Donald Michie was an extraordinary character. In a scientific career that spanned nearly 65 years, he was the pioneer in several fields including computing, mouse embryology, transplantation biology, and machine intelligence. Tragically, he died in a car crash in 2007.

Here, Ashwin Srinivasan presents a varied collection of Michie's writings, from Colossus and computers to mouse genetics and politics. Srinivasan, a computer scientist and graduate student of Donald Michie, introduces each section and brings together an engaging collection of lively essays, revealing Michie's remarkable personality and painting a picture of his life and interests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199573042
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/13/2009
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Acknowledgements xxix

A Lifetime in a Minute 1

Machine Intelligence 7

The Beginning 9

At Bletchley (2002) 11

Turing's Vision (1985) 18

Fifty Years After (1991) 23

Early Promise 39

Machines That Can Play Games (1963) 41

Where Britain Lags Behind (1963) 46

Edinburgh Will Set the Pace (1966) 51

Clever or Intelligent? (1969) 57

Recollections of Early AI in Britain: 1942-65 66

Tokyo-Edinburgh Dialogue (1971) 74

Disaster and Recovery 87

Machine Intelligence in the Cycle Shed (1973) 90

Of Bears and Balls (1985) 94

Comments on the Lighthill Report (1973) 97

The Turing Institute (1989) 107

Slaughter on Seventh Avenue (1997) 113

Human Window on the World (1985) 121

Rules from Brains (1994) 131

The Way Ahead 141

Turing's Test and Conscious Thought (1993) 142

'Strong AI': An Adolescent Disorder (1995) 162

Return of the Imitation Game (2001) 176

Biology 191

Mainly About Mice 193

Keeping Mice (1961) 199

Maternal Inheritance in Mice (1955) 202

Super-pregnancy (1959) 206

The Transfer of Fertilized Mouse Eggs (1956) 213

The Importance of Being Cross-Bred (1955) 218

Immunogical Tolerance and Chimaeras (1961) 224

Science and Society 229

'From Our Science Correspondent' 231

Scientific Advice to Governments (1981) 232

Song and Dance Story (1979) 236

The Black Death of Our Times (1981) 239

Keeping One Jump Ahead (2006) 244

What They Read and Why (1960) 247

Sciencemanship (1959) 251

Peace and Goodwill 257

The Tramp's Charter (1957) 259

Descent into Unreason (How Jack Straw Ruined My Book) (2003) 262

Publications 293

Selected Publications in Biology 295

Selected Publications in Computer Science 299

Books 306

Web Links 307

Index 308

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