Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind

Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind

by Andy Clark

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ISBN-13: 9780190933210
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/01/2019
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Andy Clark is Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, at Edinburgh University in Scotland. He is the author of Being There (1997), Mindware (2001), Natural-Born Cyborgs (2003), and Supersizing the Mind (2008). His interests include artificial intelligence, embodied cognition, robotics, and the predictive mind. In 2018 he was profiled in The New Yorker.

Table of Contents

Preface: Meat That Predicts
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Guessing Games

Part I: The Power of Prediction
Chapter 1: Prediction Machines
Chapter 2: Adjusting The Volume (Noise, Signal, Attention)
Chapter 3: The Imaginarium

Part II: Embodying Prediction
Chapter 4: Prediction for Action
Chapter 5: Sculpting the Flow
Chapter 6: Engaging the world
Chapter 7: Expecting Ourselves

Part III: Scaffolding Prediction
Chapter 8: The Lazy Predictive Brain
Chapter 9: Being Human
Chapter 10: The Future of Prediction

Appendix 1: Bare Bayes
Appendix 2: The Free Energy Formulation
References
Index

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