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Mind Over Machine by Hubert Dreyfus

Title Mind Over Machine
Author Hubert Dreyfus
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2000-03-01
Category Computers
Total Pages 252
ISBN 9780743205511
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Mind Over Machine by Hubert L. Dreyfus

Title Mind Over Machine
Author Hubert L. Dreyfus
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1989
Category Artificial intelligence
Total Pages 231
ISBN OCLC:233887636
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Mind Over Machine by Hubert L. Dreyfus

Title Mind Over Machine
Author Hubert L. Dreyfus
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Release Date 1986
Category Artificial intelligence
Total Pages 231
ISBN 0631151265
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Human intuition and perception are basic and essential phenomena of consciousness. As such, they will never be replicated by computers. This is the challenging notion of Hubert Dreyfus, Ph.D., archcritic of the artificial intelligence establishment. It's important to emphasize that he doesn't believe that AI is fundamentally impossible, only that the current research program is fatally flawed. Instead, he argues that to get a device (or devices) with human-like intelligence would require them to have a human-like being in the world, which would require them to have bodies more or less like ours, and social acculturation (i.e. a society) more or less like ours. This helps to explain the practical problems in implementing artificial intelligence algorithms.

Mind And Machine by J. Walmsley

Title Mind and Machine
Author J. Walmsley
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2016-04-30
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9781137283429
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Walmsley offers a succinct introduction to major philosophical issues in artificial intelligence for advanced students of philosophy of mind, cognitive science and psychology. Whilst covering essential topics, it also provides the student with the chance to engage with cutting edge debates.

Title Artificial Intelligence and Literary Creativity
Author Selmer Bringsjord
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 1999-09-01
Category Psychology
Total Pages 262
ISBN 9781135692452
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Is human creativity a wall that AI can never scale? Many people are happy to admit that experts in many domains can be matched by either knowledge-based or sub-symbolic systems, but even some AI researchers harbor the hope that when it comes to feats of sheer brilliance, mind over machine is an unalterable fact. In this book, the authors push AI toward a time when machines can autonomously write not just humdrum stories of the sort seen for years in AI, but first-rate fiction thought to be the province of human genius. It reports on five years of effort devoted to building a story generator--the BRUTUS.1 system. This book was written for three general reasons. The first theoretical reason for investing time, money, and talent in the quest for a truly creative machine is to work toward an answer to the question of whether we ourselves are machines. The second theoretical reason is to silence those who believe that logic is forever closed off from the emotional world of creativity. The practical rationale for this endeavor, and the third reason, is that machines able to work alongside humans in arenas calling for creativity will have incalculable worth.

Mind Machine by Marc Vollenweider

Title Mind Machine
Author Marc Vollenweider
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2016-10-14
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781119302926
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Cut through information overload to make better decisions faster Success relies on making the correct decisions at the appropriate time, which is only possible if the decision maker has the necessary insights in a suitable format. Mind+Machine is the guide to getting the right insights in the right format at the right time to the right person. Designed to show decision makers how to get the most out of every level of data analytics, this book explores the extraordinary potential to be found in a model where human ingenuity and skill are supported with cutting-edge tools, including automations. The marriage of the perceptive power of the human brain with the benefits of automation is essential because mind or machine alone cannot handle the complexities of modern analytics. Only when the two come together with structure and purpose to solve a problem are goals achieved. With various stakeholders in data analytics having their own take on what is important, it can be challenging for a business leader to create such a structure. This book provides a blueprint for decision makers, helping them ask the right questions, understand the answers, and ensure an approach to analytics that properly supports organizational growth. Discover how to: Harness the power of insightful minds and the speed of analytics technology Understand the demands and claims of various analytics stakeholders Focus on the right data and automate the right processes · Navigate decisions with confidence in a fast-paced world The Mind+Machine model streamlines analytics workflows and refines the never-ending flood of incoming data into useful insights. Thus, Mind+Machine equips you to take on the big decisions and win.

The Mind And The Machine by Matthew T. Dickerson

Title The Mind and the Machine
Author Matthew T. Dickerson
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date 2016-07-29
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 242
ISBN 9781498203845
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Are humans just complex biochemical machines, mere physical parts of a causally closed materialist universe? Are we approaching the so-called "Singularity" when human consciousness can (and will) be downloaded into computers? Or is there more to the human person--something that might be known as soul or spirit? As this book makes clear, the answers to these questions have profound implications to topics such as heroism, creativity, ecology, and the possibility of reason and science. In exploring this important topic, Dickerson engages the ideas of some well-known twentieth- and twenty-first-century espousers of physicalism, including philosopher Daniel Dennett (Consciousness Explained), biologist Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion), futurist-engineer Raymond Kurzweil (The Age of Spiritual Machines), psychologist B. F. Skinner (Beyond Freedom and Dignity), and mathematician-philosopher Bertrand Russell (Why I Am Not a Christian). Through a careful reading of their works, Dickerson not only provides a five-fold critique of physicalism, but also offers a Christian alternative in the form of "integrative dualism," which affirms the existence of both a physical and spiritual reality without diminishing the goodness or importance of either, and acknowledges that humans are spiritual as well as bodily persons.

Title Soul Machine The Invention of the Modern Mind
Author George Makari
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2015-11-02
Category Psychology
Total Pages 608
ISBN 9780393248692
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A brilliant and comprehensive history of the creation of the modern Western mind. Soul Machine takes us back to the origins of modernity, a time when a crisis in religious authority and the scientific revolution led to searching questions about the nature of human inner life. This is the story of how a new concept—the mind—emerged as a potential solution, one that was part soul and part machine, but fully neither. In this groundbreaking work, award-winning historian George Makari shows how writers, philosophers, physicians, and anatomists worked to construct notions of the mind as not an ethereal thing, but a natural one. From the ascent of Oliver Cromwell to the fall of Napoleon, seminal thinkers like Hobbes, Locke, Diderot, and Kant worked alongside often-forgotten brain specialists, physiologists, and alienists in the hopes of mapping the inner world. Conducted in a cauldron of political turmoil, these frequently shocking, always embattled efforts would give rise to psychiatry, mind sciences such as phrenology, and radically new visions of the self. Further, they would be crucial to the establishment of secular ethics and political liberalism. Boldly original, wide-ranging, and brilliantly synthetic, Soul Machine gives us a masterful, new account of the making of the modern Western mind.

Technolingualism by James Pfrehm

Title Technolingualism
Author James Pfrehm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2018-01-25
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781472578341
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Since the earliest days of our species, technology and language have evolved in parallel. This book examines the processes and products of this age-old relationship: a phenomenon we're calling technolingualism -- the mutually influential relationship between language and technology. One the one hand, as humans advance technology to master, control, and change the world around us, our language adapts. More sophisticated social-cultural practices give rise to new patterns of linguistic communication. Language changes in its vocabulary, structures, social conventions, and ideologies. Conversely-and this side of the story has been widely overlooked-the unique features of human language can influence a technology's physical forms and technical processes. Technolingualism explores the fascinating ways, past and present, by which language and technology have informed each other's development. The book reveals important corollaries about the universal nature of language and, most importantly, what it means to be human. From our first babbling noises to the ends of our lives, we are innately attuned to the technologies around us, and our language reflects this. We are, all of us, technolinguals.

Robot by Hans P. Moravec

Title Robot
Author Hans P. Moravec
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date 2000
Category Computers
Total Pages 227
ISBN 0195136306
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Moravec predicts a near-future in which robots will not only attain human levels of intelligence, they will also first displace human workers and then completely supplant humanity.

The Emotion Machine by Marvin Minsky

Title The Emotion Machine
Author Marvin Minsky
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2007-11-13
Category Science
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781416579304
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this mind-expanding book, scientific pioneer Marvin Minsky continues his groundbreaking research, offering a fascinating new model for how our minds work. He argues persuasively that emotions, intuitions, and feelings are not distinct things, but different ways of thinking. By examining these different forms of mind activity, Minsky says, we can explain why our thought sometimes takes the form of carefully reasoned analysis and at other times turns to emotion. He shows how our minds progress from simple, instinctive kinds of thought to more complex forms, such as consciousness or self-awareness. And he argues that because we tend to see our thinking as fragmented, we fail to appreciate what powerful thinkers we really are. Indeed, says Minsky, if thinking can be understood as the step-by-step process that it is, then we can build machines -- artificial intelligences -- that not only can assist with our thinking by thinking as we do but have the potential to be as conscious as we are. Eloquently written, The Emotion Machine is an intriguing look into a future where more powerful artificial intelligences await.

Title In the Mind of the Machine
Author K. Warwick
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 1998
Category Artificial intelligence
Total Pages 307
ISBN 0099703017
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Kevin Warwick has created robots with the brain power of a wasp, and may soon have built robots which are not only more intelligent than humans in some ways, but also superior in their practical skills. In this book he argues that humans may be at the mercy of these life forms, and be treated in the same way as humans treat animals today. He proposes that there is an urgent need for an anti-proliferation treaty to prevent these and other even more horrifying scenarios.

Atoms Of Mind by W.R. Klemm

Title Atoms of Mind
Author W.R. Klemm
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2011-04-20
Category Science
Total Pages 355
ISBN 9400710976
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book describes the author’s view of how the mind “thinks” at various levels of operation. These levels include nonconscious mind (as in spinal/brainstem reflexes and neuroendocrine controls), subconscious mind, and conscious mind. In the attempt to explain conscious mind, there is considerable critique of arguments over whether or not free will is an illusion. Finally, the author summarizes current leading theories for consciousness (Bayesian probability, chaos, and quantum mechanics) and then presents his own theory based on patterns of nerve impulses in circuits that are interlaced coherently into larger networks.

Are You A Machine by Eliezer J. Sternberg

Title Are You a Machine
Author Eliezer J. Sternberg
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2007
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 176
ISBN UCSC:32106019142402
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Right now, someone in an artificial intelligence lab is fusing silicon circuitry in an attempt to engineer the human mind. In a hospital, a neurosurgeon is attempting to influence a patient’s emotions by firing electrical impulses into his brain. In a classroom, a teacher is explaining how neurons in the brain interact to generate thoughts, feelings, and decisions. The question of where consciousness comes from and how it works is likely the greatest mystery we face. Despite progress in our knowledge of the brain, we still don’t know how it allows us to do things like enjoy a sunset, solve a math problem, or use our imagination. For those of us who have ever thought about issues of the mind or free will, these developments pose provocative questions. What would happen if those mysterious processes could be understood? Would a scientist be able to know everything about our minds just from studying the systems in our brains? Could he predict how we will think and act? After all, the brain is an organ just like the heart or stomach, and scientists can figure out when the heart will beat and when the stomach will release bile. If such a thing could be accomplished, would that make me a machine? There are those who approach this question from a technological perspective. Someday, an engineer might be able to build a robot with my memories, opinions, and behavior. Would that make me a machine? This concise, lucid primer on neuroscience and philosophy of mind takes the reader to the very depths of the mystery of consciousness, exploring it through the eyes of key philosophers, neuroscientists, and technologists. Avoiding jargon and oversimplification, author Eliezer J. Sternberg illuminates baffling questions of the brain, mind, and what it means to be human.

Mind Machine And Morality by Peter A. Hancock

Title Mind Machine and Morality
Author Peter A. Hancock
Publisher CRC Press
Release Date 2017-03-02
Category Computers
Total Pages 202
ISBN 9781351917452
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Technology is our conduit of power. In our modern world, technology is the gatekeeper deciding who shall have and who shall have not. Either technology works for you or you work for technology. It shapes the human race just as much as we shape it. But where is this symbiosis going? Who provides the directions, the intentions, the goals of this human-machine partnership? Such decisions do not derive from the creators of technology who are enmeshed in their individual innovations. They neither come from our social leaders who possess only sufficient technical understanding to react to innovations, not to anticipate or direct their progress. Neither is there evidence of some omnipotent 'invisible hand,' the simple fact is that no one is directing this enterprise. In Mind, Machine and Morality, Peter Hancock asks questions about this insensate progress and has the temerity to suggest some cognate answers. He argues for the unbreakable symbiosis of purpose and process, and examines the dangerous possibilities that emerge when science and purpose meet. Historically, this work is a modern-day child of Bacon's hope for the 'Great Instauration.' However, unlike its forebear, the focus here is on human-machine systems. The emphasis centers on the conception that the active, extensive face of modern philosophy is technology. Whatever we are to become is bound up not only in our biology but critically in our technology also. And to achieve rational progress we need to articulate manifest purpose. This book is one step along the purposive road. Drawing together his many seminal writings on human-machine interaction and adapting these works specifically for this collection, Peter Hancock provides real food for thought, delighting readers with his unique philosophical perspective and outstanding insights. This is theoretical work of the highest order and will open minds accordingly.

Mind As Machine by Margaret Ann Boden

Title Mind as Machine
Author Margaret Ann Boden
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2006
Category
Total Pages 1631
ISBN 9780199543168
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Emperor S New Mind by Roger Penrose

Title The Emperor s New Mind
Author Roger Penrose
Publisher Oxford Paperbacks
Release Date 1999-03-04
Category Computers
Total Pages 602
ISBN 0192861980
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Winner of the Wolf Prize for his contribution to our understanding of the universe, Penrose takes on the question of whether artificial intelligence will ever approach the intricacy of the human mind. 144 illustrations.

Title The Soul of A New Machine
Author Tracy Kidder
Publisher Back Bay Books
Release Date 2011-08-23
Category Computers
Total Pages 293
ISBN 9780316204552
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Kidder memorably records the drama, comedy, and excitement of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. Computers have changed since 1981, when The Soul of a New Machine first examined the culture of the computer revolution. What has not changed is the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many computer companies to win big (or go belly up), and the cult of pursuing mind-bending technological innovations. The Soul of a New Machine is an essential chapter in the history of the machine that revolutionized the world in the twentieth century.

Machines Who Think by Pamela McCorduck

Title Machines Who Think
Author Pamela McCorduck
Publisher CRC Press
Release Date 2004-03-17
Category Computers
Total Pages 576
ISBN 9781000065299
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is a history of artificial intelligence, that audacious effort to duplicate in an artifact what we consider to be our most important property—our intelligence. It is an invitation for anybody with an interest in the future of the human race to participate in the inquiry.

The Singularity Is Near by Ray Kurzweil

Title The Singularity Is Near
Author Ray Kurzweil
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2005-09-22
Category Social Science
Total Pages 672
ISBN 9781101218884
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Startling in scope and bravado.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Artfully envisions a breathtakingly better world.” —Los Angeles Times “Elaborate, smart and persuasive.” —The Boston Globe “A pleasure to read.” —The Wall Street Journal One of CBS News’s Best Fall Books of 2005 • Among St Louis Post-Dispatch’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2005 • One of Amazon.com’s Best Science Books of 2005 A radical and optimistic view of the future course of human development from the bestselling author of How to Create a Mind and The Singularity is Nearer who Bill Gates calls “the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence” For over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. Now he examines the next step in this inexorable evolutionary process: the union of human and machine, in which the knowledge and skills embedded in our brains will be combined with the vastly greater capacity, speed, and knowledge-sharing ability of our creations.