Mind Tools: The Science of Artificial Intelligence

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Examines the techniques underlying the science of artificial intelligence and their use to build "mind tools": computer programs and systems that supplement and enhance human mental capabilities. Looks at computer chess-playing programs and computer vision, speech, and hearing.

Discusses the science of artificial intelligence including the development of the computer and its importance in day-to-day life.

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Overview

Examines the techniques underlying the science of artificial intelligence and their use to build "mind tools": computer programs and systems that supplement and enhance human mental capabilities. Looks at computer chess-playing programs and computer vision, speech, and hearing.

Discusses the science of artificial intelligence including the development of the computer and its importance in day-to-day life.

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Mary Romano Marks
As humans developed tools to assist with their physical labor, they also began to create tools to stimulate the mind. Pictures were considered the first "mind tools," followed by books and other written materials. More recently, computers--mind tools of a different kind--have enabled us to exceed and enhance the capabilities of human intelligence. Intended as a guide to the world of artificial intelligence, Bortz's readable work defines the controversy surrounding the science and examines its numerous applications, new computer technologies, and expert systems. Relating the development of computer hard- and software, Bortz also introduces readers to pioneers in the field of computer science. A concise overview of interest to hackers and curious teens. A glossary and reading list are appended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531125151
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/1992
  • Series: Venture Books Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Lexile: 1170L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.29 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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