The age of intelligent machines
What is artificial intelligence? At its essence, it is another way of answering a central question that has been debated by scientists, philosophers, and theologians for thousands of years: How does the human brain - three pounds of ordinary matter - give rise to thought? With this question in mind, inventor and visionary computer scientist Raymond Kurzweil probes the past, present, and future of artificial intelligence, from its earliest philosophical and mathematical roots through today's moving frontier, to tantalizing glimpses of 21st-century machines with superior intelligence and truly prodigious speed and memory. Lavishly illustrated and easily accessible to the nonspecialist, "The Age of Intelligent Machines provides the background needed for a full understanding of the enormous scientific potential represented by intelligent machines and of their equally profound philosophic, economic, and social implications. It examines the history of efforts to understand human intelligence and to emulate it by building devices that seem to act with human capabilities. Running alongside Kurzweil's historical and scientific narrative, are 23 articles examining contemporary issues in artificial intelligence by such luminaries as Daniel Dennett, Sherry Turkle, Douglas Hofstadter, Marvin Minsky, Seymour Papert, Edward Feigenbaum, Allen Newell, and George Gilder. Raymond Kurzweil is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Kurzweil Applied Intelligence, Kur
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ln the world of formal mathematics, it is just as bad to be almost right as it is to be
absolutely wrong. In a sense, that's just what mathematics is. But that's not good
psychology. Marvin Minsky, The Society of Mind A mathematician is a machine ...
Principia Mathematica Russell expanded his theory to lay a new foundation for
logic and the theory of sets in his first major work in mathematics, The Principles
of Mathematics, published in 1903. He subsequently felt that all of mathematics ...
For the relationship between logic and recursion, see Stephen Cole Kleene, "l-
Definability and Recursiveness," Duke Mathematical Journal 2 (1936): 340-353.
See also Stephen Cole Kleene, Introduction to Metamathematics. For Rosser's ...
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This is a good introduction to AI for the layman. I read it in high school and this book got me into computer science. It can be a little hard to find but if you are interested in Kurzweil's work, this is the best place to start and not with his more recent books. Read full review
What ls Al Anyway?
A Platonic Dialogue on the Nature of Human Thought Raymond Kurzweil
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