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How to create a mind, the secret of human thought revealed, Ray Kurzweil

How to create a mind, the secret of human thought revealed, Ray Kurzweil
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Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
How to create a mind
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Ray Kurzweil
Sub title
the secret of human thought revealed
How does the brain recognise images? Could computers drive? How is it possible for man-made programmes to beat the world's best chess players? In this fascinating look into the human mind, Ray Kurzweil relates the advanced brain processes we take for granted in our everyday lives, our sense of self and intellect - and explains how artificial intelligence, once only the province of science fiction, is rapidly catching up. Effortlessly unravelling the complexity of his subject, unfolding such key areas as love, learning and logic, he shows how the building blocks for our future machines exist underneath. Kurzweil examines the radical possibilities of a world in which humans and intelligent machines could live side by side
Table Of Contents
Thought experiments on the world -- Thought experiments on thinking -- A model of the neocortex: the pattern recognition theory of mind -- The biological neocortex -- The old brain -- Transcendent abilities -- The biologically inspired digital neocortex -- The mind as computer -- Thought experiments on the mind -- The law of accelerating returns applied to the brain -- Objections
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