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How to build a mind : toward machines with imagination

Author: Igor Aleksander
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2001.
Series: Maps of the mind.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering an understanding of consciousness, this book shows how the work with artificial neural systems suggests that an artificial form of consciousness is possible, and also that its design would  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Igor Aleksander
ISBN: 0231120125 9780231120128
OCLC Number: 949181770
Description: xi, 205 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface 1. Imagination and Consciousness 2. Miletus: Where the Dreaming Begins 3. Nineteen Fifty-eight: A Voyage Toward Interdisciplinarity 4. The Ghost of Aristotle: An Influence Across Two Millennia 5. Early Artificial Neurons and the Beginnings of Artificial Intelligence 6. Liberating Philosophy: The Empiricists 7. Canterbury: The First Machines 8. Wittgenstein: A Brief Interlude 9. The WISARD Years: Machines with No Mind 10. Starting the Week with Consciousness 11. MAGNUS in South Kensington and Pasadena 12. On Being Conscious: The Ego in the Machine Epilogue Further Reading
Series Title: Maps of the mind.
Responsibility: Igor Aleksander.

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