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Introducing Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is no longer the stuff of science fiction.
Half a century of research has resulted in machines capable of beating the best human chess players, and humanoid robots which are able to walk and interact with us. But how similar is this 'intelligence' to our own? Can machines really think? Is the mind just a complicated computer program?
Addressing major issues in the design of intelligent machines, such as consciousness and environment, and covering everything from the influential groundwork of Alan Turing to the cutting-edge robots of today, Introducing Artificial Intelligence is a uniquely accessible illustrated introduction to this fascinating area of science.
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  • Rory Berneshared an impression5 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot


  • Daria Zaytsevahas quoted6 years ago
    The big questions of “mental processes” tackled by AI are bound to a number of disciplines – psychology, philosophy linguistics and neuroscience. AI’s goal of constructing machinery is underpinned by logic, mathematics and computer science. A significant discovery in any one of these disciplines could impact on the development of AI.
  • Cheptai Milkahhas quoted2 months ago
    So, for Weak AI, the model is a useful tool for understanding the mind; for Strong AI, the model is a mind
  • Cheptai Milkahhas quoted2 months ago
    AI has one foot in science and one in engineering

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