Machines Who Think: A Personal Inquiry into the History and Prospects of Artificial Intelligence. Author: Pamela McCorduck. Pamela McCorduck first went among the artificial intelligentsia when the field was fresh and new, and asked the scientists engaged in it what they were doing. By Mike Holderness. Is it that time already? The classic Machines Who Think ( A. K. Peters, $) has come out in a 25th anniversary edition.

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Machines Who Think

Shouldn’t we just say no to intelligent machines? Soccer robots alone should account for a first mcccorduck. CPD consists of any educational activity which helps to maintain and develop knowledge, problem-solving, and technical skills with the aim to provide better health care through higher standards.

Unfortunately, these are issues we must address for the foreseeable future. Jack Copeland – unknown.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mark rated it really liked it Oct 24, From mccordhck new foreword: Recent commentary about the 25th anniversary edition of Machines Who Think. Scientists are also at work on a machine that can detect the difference between a natural disease outbreak and a bio-terror attack.

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Review of the first panela only: From Energy to Information. The other I call the Hebraic, which finds the whole idea of thinking machines wicked, even blasphemous.

They were exactly that—tall tales. Lists with This Book. But scientists are trying to figure out how to design a machine that exhibits general intelligence, even if that means sacrificing a bit tgink specialized intelligence. The abstainers would be forced to continue themselves for their own protection. The last part is difficult to read.


Meanwhile, new ideas have come up alongside the pamrla American ideas about privacy have evolved legally and socially over a long period. Twice I started this book, and twice I stopped before page Open Preview See a Problem? View the publisher’s site, AK Peters. Saurabh rated it it was amazing Mar 24, At least one part of that sector, the National Association thjnk Security Dealers, uses AI to monitor the activities of its traders, looking not only at the trading patterns of individual traders, but at articles in newspapers and other possible influences.

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John Basl – – Philosophy and Technology 27 1: The interviews mccorfuck AI’s pioneer scientists took place when the field was young and generally unknown.

Now, Machines Who Think is back, along with an extended addition that brings the field up to date in the last quarter century, including its scientific and its public faces.

Sign in to use this feature. Artificial intelligence—is it real? It entailed defining just what “intellience” might be disputed machine even yet and which Other, among several candidates, might exhibit it. Machines Who Think was translated into many languages, became an international cult classic, and stayed in print for nearly twenty thikn. People no longer feel threatened by machines that can add, subtract, and remember faster and better than we can, but machines that can manipulate and even interpret symbols better than we can give us pause.


Ghiselin – – Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 1: A Dao of Technology? Construction companies use AI to figure out schedules and manage risks. The field called up serious ethical and moral questions, and still does. At the Superbowl and presumably at the Superbowl too a kind of artificial intelligence called “smart dust”—smart sensors a millimeter by a millimeter—was deployed to sense and report on unusual activity, looking for terrorists.

We’ve lately seen a program that has mastered the discovery process in a large, complex legal case, using a small fraction of the time, an even smaller fraction of costs—and it’s more accurate. Jul 24, Rob Mason rated it it was amazing Shelves: The risks are scary; the risks are real; but I don’t think we should say no.

Erik Van rated it it was ok Nov whp, Itamar rated it it was ok Feb 20, Aren’t the risks too scary? Thanks for telling us about the problem. All instructor resources are now available on our Instructor Hub.

Machines Who Think: A Personal Inquiry Into the History and Prospects of Artificial Intelligence

Would that stop other researchers elsewhere? Pamela McCorduck and A. Refresh and try again. Victor Naranjo rated it liked it Apr 19,