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Poems That Solve Puzzles : The History and Science of Algorithms

Author: Chris Bleakley
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Poems that Solve Puzzles is the biography of an idea. The idea that algorithms - sequences of simple step-by-step instructions - can solve the most complex problems. The book traces this idea from the earliest algorithms etched on clay tablets 4,000 years ago to the most recent discoveries in artificial intelligence and quantum computing.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Bleakley
ISBN: 9780198853732 0198853734
OCLC Number: 1197625442
Notes: Titre provenant des métadonnées fournies par l'éditeur.
Description: 1 volume (288 p.) ; 22,10 cm.
Contents: 0: Introduction1: Ancient Algorithms2: Ever Expanding Circles3: Computer Dreams4: Weather Forecasts5: Artificial Intelligence Emerges6: Needles in Haystacks7: The Internet8: Googling the Web9: Facebook and Friends10: America's Favourite Quiz Show11: Mimicking the Brain12: Superhuman Intelligence13: Next Steps
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