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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:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books (Kindle)
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Kurzweil, Ray.
How to create a mind.
New York : Viking, 2012
(DLC) 2012027185
(OCoLC)779263503
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Kurzweil
ISBN: 1101601108 9781101601105
OCLC Number: 835905990
Description: 1 online resource (336 p.) : ill.
Contents: Thought experiments on the world --
Thought experiments on thinking --
A model for 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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