Hermes and the Golden Thinking Machine

Hermes and the Golden Thinking Machine

by Alexander Tzonis
     
 

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Hermes and the Golden Thinking Machine is a witty, fast-paced mystery that combines suspense with crucial concepts from the emerging field of artificial intelligence. Harvard professor Hermes Steganos finds himself implicated in the theft of the "Golden Thinking Machine," a priceless ancient Greek computational device. Trapped in a pattern of events whose logic he

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Hermes and the Golden Thinking Machine is a witty, fast-paced mystery that combines suspense with crucial concepts from the emerging field of artificial intelligence. Harvard professor Hermes Steganos finds himself implicated in the theft of the "Golden Thinking Machine," a priceless ancient Greek computational device. Trapped in a pattern of events whose logic he cannot decipher, he must activate his new AI expert system to solve the mystery before it is too late.Alexander Tzonis taught at Harvard from 1967 to 1981 and is the author of several books on architecture and design.

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A novel of wit, ideas, and intrigue. A young Harvard professor of archaeology and artificial intelligence, invited to attend an archaeological institute in Athens, finds himself a suspect implicated in the theft of the Greek computational device) and relentlessly sought after for having discovered the Super Intelligent Code. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262700474
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/08/1992
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"A wonderful send-up of deconstructionism, (hence a clever counterpoint to 'The Name of the Rose') and academe generally. I found it highly entertaining." Robert Berwick

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