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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But nobody believes that there’s no chance of danger. The Machinery of Wisdom. What does it mean that a machine beat Garry Kasparov, the world’s chess champion? Some vehicles didn’t even get started.
She saw artificial intelligence as the scientific apotheosis of one of the most enduring, glorious, often amusing, and sometimes alarming, traditions of human culture: Hoffman were published, and the fake chess machine called “The Turk” was on exhibit. The field’s big project is to make intelligences that exceed our own. Xm rated it liked it Dec 17, The book is, however, rather biased by the Dartmouth crowd. Again, the revised version might redeem its barely bearable lightness, but this edition seems like it should only interest the relatively dho historians who want to document the popular imagination of AI in the s.
How do you feel about what’s called “the singularity”? Jack Copeland – unknown.
Meanwhile, new ideas have come up alongside the old: Twice I started this book, and twice I stopped before page A K Peters, Ltd. We have always honored that effort, because lamela understand that no human can carry everything worth knowing inside a single head. Science Logic and Mathematics. It entailed defining just what “intellience” might be disputed territory even yet and which Other, among several candidates, might exhibit it.
Machines Who Think: A Personal Inquiry into the History and Prospects of Artificial Intelligence
Outside the pattern, a warning flag goes up. For now, I still maintain that if and when it happens, humans then and there will have the best opinions on how to confront this unprecedented event.
I found the book enjoyable an interesting from a historical perspective. But we still have a way to go, and no wonder.
Pamela McCorduck, Machines Who Think (2nd ed.) – PhilPapers
Sashank Varma – – Cognitive Science 35 7: 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 and why. Does this mean that machines are smarter than we are? Would you consider yourself an AI optimist? Offer Nimrod rated it really liked it Nov 17, The country you have selected will result in the following: In my book, I go further.
But an interesting characteristic of AI research is how often good ideas were proposed, tried, then dropped, as the technology of the moment failed to allow a good idea to flourish.
Hakan Kjellerstrand rated it really liked it Apr 16, Return to Book Page. Scientists from all over the world are fielding teams right now—one of the most obvious signs of how international artificial intelligence research mchines become. In my book, I describe each attitude: Some people have said I was too critical, too negative about that.
The World Wide Web is this generation’s new giant encyclopedia, and the Semantic Web, which is the next generation Web, will have intelligence built in.
Chess and Jeopardy are the best-known achievements, but many artificially intelligent mcdorduck have been at work for more than two decades in finance, in many sciences, such as molecular biology and mccoreuck physics, and in manufacturing and business processes all over the world.