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Machines who think : a personal inquiry into the history and prospects of artificial intelligence

Author: Pamela McCorduck
Publisher: Natick, Mass. : A.K. Peters, [2004] ©2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Twenty-fifth anniversary updateView all editions and formats
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"Pamela McCorduck first went among the artificial intelligentsia when the field was fresh and new, and asked the scientists engaged in it what they were doing and why. She saw artificial intelligence as the scientific apotheosis of one of the most enduring, glorious, often amusing, and sometimes alarming, traditions of human culture: the endless fascination with artifacts that think. Machines Who Think was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela McCorduck
ISBN: 1568812051 9781568812052
OCLC Number: 1013341547
Description: xxx, 565 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Time Line: The Mechanization of Thinking --
Beginnings --
Brass for Brain --
From Energy to Information --
The Machinery of Wisdom --
Meat Machines --
The Turning Point --
The Dartmouth Conference --
The Information-Processing Model --
Fun and Games --
Resistance --
Us and Them --
L'Affaire Dreyfus --
Realizations --
Robotics and General Intelligence --
Language, Scenes, Symbols, and Understanding --
Applied Artificial Intelligence --
The Tensions of Choice --
Can a Made-Up Mind Be Moral? --
Forging the Gods --
The Following Quarter-Century of Artificial Intelligence --
Timeline: The Evolution of Intelligence.
Responsibility: Pamela McCorduck.

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"Pamela McCorduck first went among the artificial intelligentsia when the field was fresh and new, and asked the scientists engaged in it what they were doing and why. She saw artificial intelligence as the scientific apotheosis of one of the most enduring, glorious, often amusing, and sometimes alarming, traditions of human culture: the endless fascination with artifacts that think. Machines Who Think was translated into many languages, became an international cult classic, and stayed in print for nearly twenty years." "Now, Machines, Who Think is back, along with an extended Afterword that brings the field up to date in the last quarter century, including its scientific and its public faces. McCorduck shows how, from a slightly dubious fringe science, artificial intelligence has moved slowly (though not always steadily) to a central place in our everyday lives, and how it will be even more crucial as the World Wide Web moves into its next generation."--BOOK JACKET.

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