Robots Unlimited: Life in a Virtual Age

Robots Unlimited: Life in a Virtual Age

by David Levy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568812396

ISBN-13: 9781568812397

Pub. Date: 11/30/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Consider this: Robots will one day be able to write poetry and prose so touching that it will make men weep; compose dozens or even hundreds of symphonies that will rival the work of Mozart; judge a court case with absolute impartiality and fairness; or even converse with the natural ease of your best friend. Robots will one day be so life-like that a human

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Overview

Consider this: Robots will one day be able to write poetry and prose so touching that it will make men weep; compose dozens or even hundreds of symphonies that will rival the work of Mozart; judge a court case with absolute impartiality and fairness; or even converse with the natural ease of your best friend. Robots will one day be so life-like that a human could fall in love and marry one. Thought provoking and controversial? Certainly. Far-fetched? Not at all. David Levy presents the history of Artificial Intelligence, considers recent developments, and speculates about the future of AI. A complete bibliography is available here.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568812397
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/30/2005
Pages:
466
Sales rank:
1,444,101
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.29(d)

Table of Contents

1Early history - logic, games and speech3
2Early history - robots, thought, creativity, learning and translation35
3How computers play games71
4How computers recognize115
5Creative computers149
6The computers think187
7How computers communicate245
8Things to do for robots267
9The exponential growth of scientific achievements295
10Emotion and love, AI style315
11Sex and reproduction, AI style347
12Robot consciousness369
13Robot rights and ethics393

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