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Down to the Wire: A Short Introduction to Artificial Intelligence [Kindle Edition]

Ian Hocking
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The goal of artificial intelligence (AI) is to create a computer program or machine that is capable of human intelligence. What philosophical locks must we unpick before we can agree that an artificial mind is possible? That, in a nutshell, is this book, which is aimed at undergraduate psychologists but should be interesting for the general reader.

It examines models of thought, weak and strong AI, consciousness, free will, the Frame Problem, expert systems, robotics, and the ethics of artificial minds. Thinkers include Noam Chomsky and Alan Turing. I also cover cognitivism, functionalism, intentionality, and reductionism.

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I'm a writer based in Canterbury, UK.

For the most part, I write thoughtful, character-based science fiction thrillers with a philosophical edge. These include Déjà Vu, winner of the Red Adept Award for Science Fiction.

Drop me an email if you like: I also maintain a mailing list for those interested in keeping up with my work.

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3.0 out of 5 stars It is okay 10 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Good value for money but not very useful for deeper research. Overall good to understand and read. So in general it is okay.
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