One of the most dramatic developments in computer science has been the effort to create machines that duplicate the neurotransmitter biology of the human brain. Describing for the general reader how human neural networks work, the authors explain how this cutting-edge technology could be the breakthrough that makes artificial intelligence a reality. The approach combines history and hard science with exhaustive research, all presented in an engaging, lively writing style.
Table of Contents
Edge of the Frontier: Computer Science Needs a Unifying Theory.
The Seceret of Life: Learning from Frankenstein's Mistakes.
Sensation: The Mind is Not All in the Brain.
The Necessary Insight: Fathering the Cognizer Revolution.
Learning to Learn: Last Piece to the Brain's Puzzle.
Neural Circuitry: Forerunners of the Cognizer.
Fledgling Cognizers: Need a Computer or a Cognizer?
Cognizers of the Mind: If Their Bodies are Perfected, Will They Have Minds?
Biotechnology Unleashed: Machines Modeled after Man.