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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The phenomenon of parallel processing (doing more than one computation at a
time) is in some ways accelerating this trend, at least with regard to how much
computation we can throw at the problem of playing chess. The Connection ...
While these acoustic sounds were rich, complex, and musically satisfying, only
limited means were available for controlling or even playing these sounds. For
one thing, once a piano key was struck, there was no further ability to shape the ...
would, for example, enable musicians to play a guitar and a piano at the same
time. We could take acoustic sounds and modify them to accomplish a wide
variety of artistic purposes. A musician could play a multi-instrumental
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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
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A Platonic Dialogue on the Nature of Human Thought Raymond Kurzweil
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