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AI : the tumultuous history of the search for artificial intelligence

Author: Daniel Crevier
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the summer of 1956, ten young scientists, some barely out of their doctoral studies, sat down to consider the astounding proposition that "every aspect of learning or any other feature of intelligence can, in principle, be so precisely described that a machine can be made to simulate it." Armed with their own enthusiasm, the excitement of the idea itself, and an infusion of government money, they predicted that
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crevier, Daniel, 1947-
New York, NY : Basic Books, ©1993
(OCoLC)622899464
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Crevier
ISBN: 0465029973 9780465029976 0465001041 9780465001040
OCLC Number: 26858345
Description: xiv, 386 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Probing the Mystery of Human Intelligence --
1. Engineering Intelligence: Computers and Programming --
2. The First AI Program: Defining the Field --
3. The Dawn of the Golden Years: 1956-63 --
4. The Conquest of Micro Worlds: 1963-70 --
5. Clouds on the AI Horizon --
6. The Tree of Knowledge --
7. Coming of Age --
8. The Rollercoaster of the 1980s --
9. Game Playing: Checkmate for Machines? --
10. Souls of Silicon --
11. How Many Bulldozers for an Ant Colony? --
12. The Silicon Challengers in Our Future.
Responsibility: Daniel Crevier.
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Based on extensive interviews with the major players in the history of artificial intelligence, including Marvin Minsky, Herbert Simon, Alan Newell, Raj Reddy and Patrick Winston, this book  Read more...

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