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The mechanical mind in history

Author: Phil Husbands; Owen Holland; Michael Wheeler
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The idea of intelligent machines has become part of popular culture. Tracing the history of the actual science of machine intelligence reveals a rich network of cross-disciplinary contributions, and the origins of ideas now central to artifical intelligence, artificial life, cognitive science and neuroscience.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mechanical mind in history.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608488729
Online version:
Mechanical mind in history.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)631579255
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Phil Husbands; Owen Holland; Michael Wheeler
ISBN: 9780262083775 0262083779
OCLC Number: 181142511
Description: viii, 458 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : The mechanical mind / Philip Husbands, Michael Wheeler, and Owen Holland --
Charles Babbage and the emergence of automated reason / Seth Bullock --
D'Arcy Thompson : a grandfather of A-life / Margaret A. Boden --
Alan Turing's mind machines / Donald Michie --
What did Alan Turing mean by "machine"? / Andrew Hodges --
The ratio club : a hub of British cybernetics / Philip Husbands and Owen Holland --
From mechanisms of adaptation to intelligence amplifiers : the philosophy of W. Ross Ashby / Peter M. Asaro --
Gordon Pask and his maverick machines / Jon Bird and Ezequiel Di Paolo --
Santiago dreaming / Andy Beckett --
Steps toward the synthetic method : symbolic information processing and self-organizing systems in early artificial intelligence modeling / Roberto Cordeschi --
The mechanization of art / Paul Brown --
The robot story : why robots were born and how they grew up / Jana Horáková and Jozef Kelemen --
God's machines : Descartes on the mechanization of mind / Michael Wheeler --
Why Heideggerian AI failed and how fixing it would require making it more Heideggerian / Hubert L. Dreyfus --
An interview with John Maynard Smith --
An interview with John Holland --
An interview with Oliver Selfridge --
An interview with Horace Barlow --
An interview with Jack Cowan.
Responsibility: edited by Philip Husbands, Owen Holland, and Michael Wheeler.
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