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By David H. Freedman

ISBN-10: 067151055X

ISBN-13: 9780671510558

ISBN-10: 0671760793

ISBN-13: 9780671760793

a desirable travel backstage at laboratories worldwide as most sensible researchers race to create progressive "thinking machines" that can someday bring about a brand new type of intelligence.

Join David Freedman as he is taking you on a desirable journey behind the curtain at laboratories worldwide as best researchers race to create innovative "thinking machines" that could at some point bring about a brand new kind of intelligence.

The topic of delusion and skepticism for centuries—from William James's mechanical bride to 2001's Hal to famous person Wars' R2D2—artificial intelligence has been restricted to number-crunching desktops which are "smart" basically in hugely particular domain names like chess—until now. Brainmakers is an eye-opening, mind-expanding, and wonderful trip via laboratories engaged in state-of-the-art study into neuroscience and robotics. inside of, you are going to discover:

MIT's Attila, a 3.6-pound, six-legged robotic that learns because it interacts with its surroundings.

Japan's efforts to develop mind cells on chips and build a "wiring diagram" of the human brain.

UCLA's "robot farm," the place robots can be "bred" for intelligence.

In fascinating but obtainable element, Freedman indicates how this study has moved right into a new realm that transcends desktop technological know-how, combining neuroscience, microbiology, evolutionary biology, and zoology. Modeled after common instead of synthetic intelligence, pondering machines may well quickly boost powers that rival—or exceed—those of the human brain.

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