WH Freeman, 1979, 375 pages, index, bibliography, some photographs.
Condition: Very good hardcover in very good dustjacket, binding is secure, pages clean, unmarked.
Categories: 1950's computers and computing, 1960's computers and computing, 1970's computers and computing, Computer Graphics, Computer Music, Computer Graphics, Computers and Society, Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, General Histories and References, Hardware, Human-Computer Interaction
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Item DescriptionSections include, Beginnings -- brass for brain; from energy to information; the machinery of wisdom; meat machines; The Turning Point -- the Dartmouth Conference (reports on a conference in 1956 sets pattern for future research and personal relations); the Information-Processing Model - covers the pioneering work of Newell, Shaw and Simon; Fun and Games - describes how computers were taught to play chess and checkers, analyzes the scientific and social significance of computer games;
Resistance - Us and them; L'affaire Dreyfus, what computers can't do; Realizations -- Robotics and general intelligence; Languages, scenes, symbols and understanding; Applied artificial intelligence;
The Tensions of Choice -- can a made-up mind be moral; Forging the gods.