The Resource Brainmakers : how scientists are moving beyond computers to create a rival to the human brain, David Freedman

Brainmakers : how scientists are moving beyond computers to create a rival to the human brain, David Freedman

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Brainmakers : how scientists are moving beyond computers to create a rival to the human brain
Title
Brainmakers
Title remainder
how scientists are moving beyond computers to create a rival to the human brain
Statement of responsibility
David Freedman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The idea of building intelligent machines has fascinated scientists and lay people for centuries. But progress has been much slower than everyone predicted thirty-five years ago when artificial intelligence and robotics first emerged. Although computers can crunch numbers at staggering speeds, so-called "thinking machines" have achieved very little ability - outside of highly restricted domains such as chess - to reason in useful or interesting ways, or even to do simple things that children can manage easily, such as recognizing faces or moving through a room without bumping into furniture
  • But now a new approach to artificial intelligence promises to break that logjam. Brainmakers is an account of the revolutionary research taking place around the world, aimed at creating devices that are more like living brains than computers. David H. Freedman introduces us to the adventurous researchers leading this new field, as well as to their creations, including a robot farm where robots will be "bred" for intelligence; a jarful of chemicals that can recognize patterns, and act like a primitive life-form; a machine that experiences human-like brainwaves and mental disorders; and a new form of computer chip fashioned out of living brain cells. In colorful detail David H. Freedman shows how this radically new research has moved into a realm that transcends computer science, combining neuroscience, microbiology, evolutionary biology, and zoology. Brainmakers is the first account of the latest developments in this exciting area of science and technology
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freedman, David H.
Index
index present
LC call number
Q335
LC item number
.F735 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Artificial intelligence
  • Brain
  • Intelligence artificielle
  • Cerveau
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Brain
  • Kunstmatige intelligentie
  • Intelligentie
  • Intelligence artificielle
  • Cerveau
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Brainmakers : how scientists are moving beyond computers to create a rival to the human brain, David Freedman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-203) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Bug Brains -- 2. Foundering Fathers -- 3. The Art of Thought -- 4. Brainware -- 5. Molecular Intelligence -- 6. Nature's Bootstrap -- 7. Seeds of Cognition
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9780671760793
Lccn
93033632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29026488
  • (OCoLC)ocm29026488
Label
Brainmakers : how scientists are moving beyond computers to create a rival to the human brain, David Freedman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Bug Brains -- 2. Foundering Fathers -- 3. The Art of Thought -- 4. Brainware -- 5. Molecular Intelligence -- 6. Nature's Bootstrap -- 7. Seeds of Cognition
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9780671760793
Lccn
93033632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29026488
  • (OCoLC)ocm29026488

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