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Titel: How to Build a Mind.
Verlag: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
181p orange hardback with gilt lettering to spine, illustrated jacket well preserved, pages clean and unmarked. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 67847
Inhaltsangabe: Imagine a banana. What colour is it? Yellow, of course. Now try to form a picture of one that doesn't exist, that can't exist: a blue banana with red spots. Imagine that. How did you do? If you found it hard, perhaps you ought to know that Igor Aleksander has a machine which can do that easily. When he asks it (in words) to produce an image of 'banana' that is 'blue with red spots', the image swims on to the screen in seconds. The idea of such a conscious machine seems absurd and almost heretical, and its advocates are often accused of sensationalism, arrogance or philosophical ignorance. Part of the problem is that consciousness remains ill-defined: many people argue that it will always lie beyond the remit of science, in the realm of philosophical speculation, too mysterious and complex for human understanding. Aleksander, a world leader in the field of artificial intelligence, now attempts to unravel these arguments dispassionately for a general audience and provide a rigorous definition of consciousness. He shows how the latest work with artificial neural systems suggests not only that an artificial form of consciousness is possible but also that its design would clarify many of the puzzles surrounding the concept. A centrepiece of the book is Magnus, the author's 'conscious' computer program. But the book also looks at the representation of 'self' in robots, the learning of language, and the nature of abstract concepts such as emotion, will, instinct and feelings. The book is more than a comprehensive survey of modern ideas and research. It also provides a cultural history of the field, putting in broader context the work of pioneering scientists and philosophers.
Inhaltsangabe: Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.Some of our books may have slightly worn corners, and minor creases to the covers. Please note the cover may sometimes be different to the one shown.
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