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What Is Thought?

Author: Eric B Baum
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Toward a computational explanation of thought: an argument that underlying mind is a complex but compact program that corresponds to the underlying complex structure of the world.

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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Baum, Eric B.
What Is Thought?
Cambridge : MIT Press, ©1900
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric B Baum
ISBN: 9780262310574 0262310570
OCLC Number: 251909507
Notes: Bradford Books.
Description: 1 online resource (495 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements --
1. 2. Mind Is a Computer Program --
3. Turning Test, the Chinese Room, and What Computers Can't Do --
4. Occam's Razor and Understanding --
5. Optimization --
6. Remarks on Occam's Razor --
7. Reinforcement Learning --
8. Exploiting Structure --
9. Modules and Metaphors --
10. Evolutionary Programming --
11. Intractability --
12. Evolution of Learning --
13. Language and the Evolution of Thought --
14. Evolution of Consciousness --
15. What Is Thought --
Notes --
References.
Responsibility: Eric B. Baum.

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