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The Quest for Artificial Intelligence

The Quest for Artificial Intelligence Author Nils J. Nilsson
ISBN-10 9781139642828
Release 2009-10-30
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is a field within computer science that is attempting to build enhanced intelligence into computer systems. This book traces the history of the subject, from the early dreams of eighteenth-century (and earlier) pioneers to the more successful work of today's AI engineers. AI is becoming more and more a part of everyone's life. The technology is already embedded in face-recognizing cameras, speech-recognition software, Internet search engines, and health-care robots, among other applications. The book's many diagrams and easy-to-understand descriptions of AI programs will help the casual reader gain an understanding of how these and other AI systems actually work. Its thorough (but unobtrusive) end-of-chapter notes containing citations to important source materials will be of great use to AI scholars and researchers. This book promises to be the definitive history of a field that has captivated the imaginations of scientists, philosophers, and writers for centuries.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Author Nils J. Nilsson
ISBN-10 9781558605350
Release 1998
Pages 513
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This new book, by one of the most respected researchers in Artificial Intelligence, features a radical new 'evolutionary' organization that begins with low level intelligent behavior and develops complex intelligence as the book progresses.

Thinking Machines

Thinking Machines Author Luke Dormehl
ISBN-10 9780143130581
Release 2017
Pages 275
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A fascinating look at Artificial Intelligence, from its humble Cold War beginnings to the dazzling future that is just around the corner. When most of us think about Artificial Intelligence, our minds go straight to cyborgs, robots, and sci-fi thrillers where machines take over the world. But the truth is that Artificial Intelligence is already among us. It exists in our smartphones, fitness trackers, and refrigerators that tell us when the milk will expire. In some ways, the future people dreamed of at the World's Fair in the 1960s is already here. We're teaching our machines how to think like humans, and they're learning at an incredible rate. In Thinking Machines, technology journalist Luke Dormehl takes you through the history of AI and how it makes up the foundations of the machines that think for us today. Furthermore, Dormehl speculates on the incredible--and possibly terrifying--future that's much closer than many would imagine. This remarkable book will invite you to marvel at what now seems commonplace and to dream about a future in which the scope of humanity may need to broaden itself to include intelligent machines.

Common Sense the Turing Test and the Quest for Real AI

Common Sense  the Turing Test  and the Quest for Real AI Author Hector J. Levesque
ISBN-10 9780262036047
Release 2017-02-24
Pages 192
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What artificial intelligence can tell us about the mind and intelligent behavior.

Artificial Dreams

Artificial Dreams Author H. R. Ekbia
ISBN-10 9781139470445
Release 2008-04-21
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This book is a critique of Artificial Intelligence (AI) from the perspective of cognitive science – it seeks to examine what we have learned about human cognition from AI successes and failures. The book's goal is to separate those 'AI dreams' that either have been or could be realized from those that are constructed through discourse and are unrealizable. AI research has advanced many areas that are intellectually compelling and holds great promise for advances in science, engineering, and practical systems. After the 1980s, however, the field has often struggled to deliver widely on these promises. This book breaks new ground by analyzing how some of the driving dreams of people practicing AI research become valued contributions, while others devolve into unrealized and unrealizable projects.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Author Richard Urwin
ISBN-10 1784288950
Release 2017-09-01
Pages 192
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What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? What can it do and how is it created? In this highly accessible guide to the subject, Richard Urwin bases his assessment of AI on the definition of AI as a tool that is 'constructed to aid or substitute for human thought'. He explains how AI came about, the importance of the development of the computer and then examines how AI has developed over the years through the construction of computer programs and how the language used to construct these programs has become more and more sophisticated, thus allowing AI to become better and better. Along the way, you will discover numerous intriguing examples of how scientists have progressed the development of AI, learn about Fuzzy Logic and the ups and downs of computer programming, as well as finding out how research into brain function is continually influencing the field of AI. By turns fascinating and scary, Artificial Intelligence will take the reader on an amazing journey that covers everything from the habits of ants to the world of the stock market.

The quest for artificial intelligence

The quest for artificial intelligence Author Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4502761
Release 1986-05
Pages 187
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Presents a study of scientific research into artificial intelligence and examines the diverse applications of this important scientific concept

Machines of Loving Grace

Machines of Loving Grace Author John Markoff
ISBN-10 0062266691
Release 2016-08-16
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As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society—on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health—Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John Markoff searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these machines help us, or will they replace us? In the past decade alone, Google introduced us to driverless cars, Apple debuted a personal assistant that we keep in our pockets, and an Internet of Things connected the smaller tasks of everyday life to the farthest reaches of the internet. There is little doubt that robots are now an integral part of society, and cheap sensors and powerful computers will ensure that, in the coming years, these robots will soon act on their own. This new era offers the promise of immense computing power, but it also reframes a question first raised more than half a century ago, at the birth of the intelligent machine: Will we control these systems, or will they control us? In Machines of Loving Grace, New York Times reporter John Markoff, the first reporter to cover the World Wide Web, offers a sweeping history of the complicated and evolving relationship between humans and computers. Over the recent years, the pace of technological change has accelerated dramatically, reintroducing this difficult ethical quandary with newer and far weightier consequences. As Markoff chronicles the history of automation, from the birth of the artificial intelligence and intelligence augmentation communities in the 1950s, to the modern day brain trusts at Google and Apple in Silicon Valley, and on to the expanding tech corridor between Boston and New York, he traces the different ways developers have addressed this fundamental problem and urges them to carefully consider the consequences of their work. We are on the verge of a technological revolution, Markoff argues, and robots will profoundly transform the way our lives are organized. Developers must now draw a bright line between what is human and what is machine, or risk upsetting the delicate balance between them.


AI Author Daniel Crevier
ISBN-10 UOM:39015031792255
Release 1993-04-01
Pages 386
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Traces the successes and failures of the group of scientists who began research on artificial intelligence, and offers ideas on what future research will achieve

Artificial Psychology

Artificial Psychology Author Jay Friedenberg
ISBN-10 9781136873881
Release 2010-10-18
Pages 312
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Is it possible to construct an artificial person? Researchers in the field of artificial intelligence have for decades been developing computer programs that emulate human intelligence. This book goes beyond intelligence and describes how close we are to recreating many of the other capacities that make us human. These abilities include learning, creativity, consciousness, and emotion. The attempt to understand and engineer these abilities constitutes the new interdisciplinary field of artificial psychology, which is characterized by contributions from philosophy, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, computer science, and robotics. This work is intended for use as a main or supplementary introductory textbook for a course in cognitive psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, or the philosophy of mind. It examines human abilities as operating requirements that an artificial person must have and analyzes them from a multidisciplinary approach. The book is comprehensive in scope, covering traditional topics like perception, memory, and problem solving. However, it also describes recent advances in the study of free will, ethical behavior, affective architectures, social robots, and hybrid human-machine societies.

Into the Heart of the Mind

Into the Heart of the Mind Author Frank Rose
ISBN-10 039474103X
Release 1985
Pages 209
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A team of computer scientists, working at the engineering school of the University of California at Berkeley to create Artificial Intelligence, documents their struggle to reach an impossible goal and the controversies over their work


QI Author K. Warwick
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025020913
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 231
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Dr. Kevin Warwick warns us that robots and machine intelligence pose an enormous threat to mankind. He is deeply critical of techniques used to measure human intelligence, in particular IQ tests. He believes these are both flawed and outdated. He has developed an entirely new theory, which proposes a universal view of intelligence, within which human, animal and even artificial intelligence are united for the first time.

Artificial Life

Artificial Life Author Steven Levy
ISBN-10 0140231056
Release 1993
Pages 390
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This book looks at artificial life science - A-Life, an important new area of scientific research involving the disciplines of microbiology, evolutionary theory, physics, chemistry and computer science. In the 1940s a mathematician named John von Neumann, a man with a claim to being the father of the modern computer, invented a hypothetical mathematical entity called a cellular automaton. His aim was to construct a machine that could reproduce itself. In the years since, with the development of hugely more sophisticated and complex computers, von Neumann's insights have gradually led to a point where scientists have created, within the wiring of these machines, something that so closely simulates life that it may, arguably, be called life. This machine reproduces itself, mutates, evolves through generations and dies.

The Creation of a Conscious Machine

The Creation of a Conscious Machine Author J E Tardy
ISBN-10 2981677691
Release 2018-03-07
Pages 230
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The Creation of a Conscious Machine surveys the millennial quest to create an intelligent artifact, concludes that consciousness is the key to achieve this goal and proposes an understanding of Artificial Consciousness that is suitable for machine implementation. The text describes how achieving the goal of Artificial Intelligence will yield extraordinary intellectual benefits and deep insights into the human condition. It examines past attempts, from ancient times until today, to define intelligence and implement it, drawing useful lessons from each. In particular, the Turing Test, the current and most influential measure of Artificial Intelligence, is the subject of an in depth analysis. Ultimately, the author also rejects the Turing Test, and the concept of a test itself, as an inadequate measure of machine intelligence. Basing himself on this analysis, the author concludes that humans will only consider a machine to be truly intelligent if they also perceive it to be conscious. To realize the quest of Artificial Intelligence, it is thus necessary to implement consciousness. The author concludes by proposing a definition of Artificial Consciousness expressed as specification objectives that are suitable for software implementation. This makes it possible to build, today, the first generation of synthetic conscious beings.

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Author Philip C. Jackson
ISBN-10 9780486152721
Release 2013-02-19
Pages 512
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Comprehensive survey of artificial intelligence — the study of how computers can be made to act intelligently. Includes introductory and advanced material. Extensive notes updating the main text. 132 illustrations.

The Master Algorithm

The Master Algorithm Author Pedro Domingos
ISBN-10 9780465061921
Release 2015-09-22
Pages 352
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"Wonderfully erudite, humorous, and easy to read." --KDNuggets In the world's top research labs and universities, the race is on to invent the ultimate learning algorithm: one capable of discovering any knowledge from data, and doing anything we want, before we even ask. In The Master Algorithm, Pedro Domingos lifts the veil to give us a peek inside the learning machines that power Google, Amazon, and your smartphone. He assembles a blueprint for the future universal learner-the Master Algorithm-and discusses what it will mean for business, science, and society. If data-ism is today's philosophy, this book is its bible.

Parsing the Turing Test

Parsing the Turing Test Author Robert Epstein
ISBN-10 9781402067105
Release 2007-11-23
Pages 517
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An exhaustive work that represents a landmark exploration of both the philosophical and methodological issues surrounding the search for true artificial intelligence. Distinguished psychologists, computer scientists, philosophers, and programmers from around the world debate weighty issues such as whether a self-conscious computer would create an internet ‘world mind’. This hugely important volume explores nothing less than the future of the human race itself.