Machines Who Think -- a personal inquiry into the history and prospects of artificial intelligence. Pamela McCorduck.
Machines Who Think -- a personal inquiry into the history and prospects of artificial intelligence
Machines Who Think -- a personal inquiry into the history and prospects of artificial intelligence

Machines Who Think -- a personal inquiry into the history and prospects of artificial intelligence.

WH Freeman, 1979, 375 pages, index, bibliography, some photographs.

Condition: Very good hardcover in very good dustjacket, binding is secure, pages clean, unmarked.

Price: $20.00

Item Description

Sections 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.