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

Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2013.
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This book presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in human-machine civilization: reverse-engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works and using that knowledge to create even more intelligent machines. Kursweil discusses how the brain functions, how the mind emerges, brain computer interfaces, and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of our intelligence to address  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Kurzweil
ISBN: 9780143124047 0143124048
OCLC Number: 865139791
Description: xi, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 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.
Other Titles: Secret of human thought revealed
Responsibility: Ray Kurzweil.

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This book presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in human-machine civilization: reverse-engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works and using that knowledge to create even more intelligent machines. Kursweil discusses how the brain functions, how the mind emerges, brain computer interfaces, and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of our intelligence to address the world's problems.

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