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How to create a mind : the secret of human thought revealed

Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain, outlining the controversial implications of increasing intelligence in order to address global problems while comparing emotional and moral intelligence and considering the origins of consciousness.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Kurzweil
ISBN: 9780670025299 0670025291
OCLC Number: 779263503
Description: 336 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Thought experiments on the world --
Thought experiments on thinking --
A model of the neocortex : the pattern recognition theory of mind --
The biological neocortex --
The old brain --
Transcendent abilities --
The biologically inspired digital neocortex --
The mind as computer --
Thought experiments on the mind --
The law of accelerating returns applied to the brain --
Objections.
Responsibility: Ray Kurzweil.

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Explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain, outlining the controversial implications of increasing intelligence in order to address global problems while comparing emotional and moral intelligence and considering the origins of consciousness.

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