The Resource The Cambridge quintet : a work of scientific speculation, John L. Casti

The Cambridge quintet : a work of scientific speculation, John L. Casti

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The Cambridge quintet : a work of scientific speculation
Title
The Cambridge quintet
Title remainder
a work of scientific speculation
Statement of responsibility
John L. Casti
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Imagine, if you will, one stormy summer evening in 1949, as novelist and scientist C.P. Snow, Britain's distinguished wartime science advisor and author of The Two Cultures, invites four singular guests to a sumptuous seven-course dinner at his alma mater, Christ's College, Cambridge, to discuss one of the emerging scientific issues of the day: Can we build a machine that could duplicate human cognitive processes? The distinguished guest list for Snow's dinner consists of physicist Erwin Schrodinger, inventor of wave mechanics; Ludwig Wittgenstein, the famous twentieth-century philosopher of language, who posited two completely contradictory theories of human thought in his lifetime; population geneticist/science popularizer J.B.S
  • Haldane; and Alan Turing, the mathematician/codebreaker who formulated the computing scheme that foreshadowed the logical structure of all modern computers. Capturing not only their unique personalities but also their particular stands on this fascinating issue, Casti dramatically shows what each of these great men might have argued about artificial intelligence, had they actually gathered for dinner that midsummer evening
Cataloging source
DLC
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Casti, J. L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Q335
LC item number
.C375 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Künstliche Intelligenz
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The Cambridge quintet : a work of scientific speculation, John L. Casti
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 181 pages
Isbn
9780201328288
Lccn
98011757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38239487
  • (OCoLC)ocm38239487
Label
The Cambridge quintet : a work of scientific speculation, John L. Casti
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 181 pages
Isbn
9780201328288
Lccn
98011757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38239487
  • (OCoLC)ocm38239487

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