On Intelligence: How a New Understanding of the Brain Will Lead to the Creation of Truly Intelligent Machines

On Intelligence: How a New Understanding of the Brain Will Lead to the Creation of Truly Intelligent Machines

by Jeff Hawkins, Sandra Blakeslee
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On Intelligence 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I agree with earlier reviews of the book in that it is technically informative yet easy to read. For those in the field of neuropsychology, it may be odd for someone to promote the hierarchical structure of the brain as a major insight when this has been known for over a century through the work of Huglings Jackson and A.R. Luria and some other soviet scientists. Of perhaps greater interest in the work is the linking of that structure with computer science and making the computations explicit enough for a computer. Additionally, I agree with the author that the hierarchical structure is a big part of capturing the nested structure of the world, but there are many other elements including decision making, emotionality, integrating perceptual experience with prior memory representations, etc that will also need to be factored into the theory.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed reading and rereading a novel approach to brain science, artificial intelligence, and computer science.
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CuriousCarter More than 1 year ago
Written in a clear and elegant style, this book describes a model of the way the brain works and the authors' concept of what intelligence really is. The simple and commonplace illustrative examples make a technically complex subject comprehensible to the average layman. Recent results of research into the physiology of the brain is used to support each stage of the argument the authors present.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book very interesting. You have to read it to understand.