Machines Who Think: A Personal Inquiry into the History and Prospects of Artificial Intelligence / Edition 2

Machines Who Think: A Personal Inquiry into the History and Prospects of Artificial Intelligence / Edition 2

by Pamela McCorduck
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568812051

ISBN-13: 9781568812052

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Pamela McCorduck first went among the artificial intelligentsia when the field was fresh and new, and asked the scientists engaged in it what they were doing and why. She saw artificial intelligence as the scientific apotheosis of one of the most enduring, glorious, often amusing, and sometimes alarming, traditions of human culture: the endless fascination with

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Pamela McCorduck first went among the artificial intelligentsia when the field was fresh and new, and asked the scientists engaged in it what they were doing and why. She saw artificial intelligence as the scientific apotheosis of one of the most enduring, glorious, often amusing, and sometimes alarming, traditions of human culture: the endless fascination with artifacts that think. Machines Who Think was translated into many languages, became an international cult classic, and stayed in print for nearly twenty years. Now, Machines Who Think is back, along with an extended addition that brings the field up to date in the last quarter century, including its scientific and its public faces. McCorduck shows how, from a slightly dubious fringe science, artificial intelligence has moved slowly (though not always steadily) to a central place in our everyday lives, and how it will be even more crucial as the World Wide Web moves into its next generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568812052
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
1,446,613
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Time Line: The Mechanization of Thinking
Pt. IBeginnings
1Brass for Brain3
2From Energy to Information37
3The Machinery of Wisdom59
4Meat Machines85
Pt. IIThe Turning Point
5The Dartmouth Conference111
6The Information-Processing Model137
7Fun and Games171
Pt. IIIResistance
8Us and Them195
9L'Affaire Dreyfus211
Pt. IVRealizations
10Robotics and General Intelligence243
11Language, Scenes, Symbols, and Understanding277
12Applied Artificial Intelligence317
Pt. VThe Tensions of Choice
13Can a Made-Up Mind Be Moral?353
14Forging the Gods381
Pt. VAfterword: The Following Quarter-Century of Artificial Intelligence417
Timeline: The Evolution of Intelligence523
Bibliography535
Index547

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