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Impossible Minds

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Author: Igor Aleksander
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 1783262664
Size: 48.53 MB
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Category : Computers
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Impossible Minds: My Neurons, My Consciousness has been written to satisfy the curiosity each and every one of us has about our own consciousness. It takes the view that the neurons in our heads are the source of consciousness and attempts to explain how this happens. Although it talks of neural networks, it explains what they are and what they do, in such a way that anyone may understand. This book is also a story. A story of a land where people think that they are automata without much in the way of consciousness, a story of cormorants and cliffs by the sea, a story of what it might be like to be a conscious machine… Contents:Yet Another Book on Consciousness?Who's Afraid of Magnus?Neurons and ThoughtAutomata and BrainsThe Inner Eye of ConsciousnessWho Am I?Beginnings and WordsGive Me a Teddy…Qualia, Instinct and EmotionWhat's the Use of Artificial Minds?Magnus 2030 AD: An Interview Readership: General. Reviews: ”Here is the philosophy of a creative engineer. Igor Aleksander is a pioneer looking for keys to consciousness in intelligent machines he designs and builds. He shares his discoveries and hopes for future developments in this interesting, highly readable book.” Richard L Gregory Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology University of Bristol ”Machine intelligence is one of the most vital subjects for the future, perhaps the most important of all. No one is better at explaining it than Igor Aleksander, one of the leaders in the field.” Sir Clive Sinclair “… his book provides a popular account of the problem of consciousness. It is a personal view, from the perspective of a plain-speaking and clear-sighted engineer, articulated with all the optimism and confidence that engineers need to pursue the audacious goal of designing intelligent and conscious robots … it is more of an ‘ideas’ book, and was fun to read. It should be an adventure and an inspiration for the human, if not yet the robotic, mind.” Nature “… no one could deny that Aleksander is doing a good job in this book of rehabilitating and making accessible some of the more unreasonable, some might say unfathomable, of AI's tenets: would recommend Aleksander's book as if nothing else, an excellent primer on matters of AI consciousness and philosophy.” New Scientist “… reading ‘Impossible Minds’ is a lot of fun, both for the variety of topics and for the controversies it touches upon. For the beginner it is a good introduction to a fast-growing discipline; for every reader it is a good starting point of healthy argument with the author's views.” International Journal of Neural Systems

Impossible Minds My Neurons My Consciousness Revised Edition

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Author: Igor Aleksander
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 178326571X
Size: 50.56 MB
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Category : Computers
Languages : en
Pages : 452
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Impossible Minds: My Neurons, My Consciousness has been written to satisfy the curiosity each and every one of us has about our own consciousness. It takes the view that the neurons in our heads are the source of consciousness and attempts to explain how this happens. Although it talks of neural networks, it explains what they are and what they do in such a way that anyone may understand. While the topic is partly philosophical, the text makes no assumptions of prior knowledge of philosophy; and so contains easy excursions into the important ideas of philosophy that may be missing in the education of a computer scientist. The approach is pragmatic throughout; there are many references to material on experiments that were done in our laboratories.The first edition of the book was written to introduce curious readers to the way that the consciousness we all enjoy might depend on the networks of neurons that make up the brain. In this second edition, it is recognized that these arguments still stand, but that they have been taken much further by an increasing number of researchers. A post-script has now been written for each chapter to inform the reader of these developments and provide an up-to-date bibliography. A new epilogue has been written to summarize the state-of-the art of the search for consciousness in neural automata, for researchers in computation, students of philosophy, and anyone who is fascinated by what is one of the most engaging scientific endeavours of the day.This book also tells a story. A story of a land where people think that they are automata without much in the way of consciousness, a story of cormorants and cliffs by the sea, a story of what it might be like to be a conscious machine …

The Parliamentary Debates

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Author: Great Britain. Parliament
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Size: 70.23 MB
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Category : Great Britain
Languages : en
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K Nstliche Allgemeine Intelligenz

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Author: Vasil Teigens
Publisher: Cambridge Stanford Books
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Size: 22.75 MB
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Category : Computers
Languages : de
Pages : 149
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Künstliche allgemeine Intelligenz (Artificial General Intelligence, AGI) ist die Intelligenz einer Maschine, die jede intellektuelle Aufgabeverstehen oder lernen kann, die ein Mensch kann. Es ist ein vorrangiges Ziel einiger Forschungsarbeiten zur künstlichen Intelligenz und ein allgemeines Thema in der Science-Fiction- und Zukunftsforschung. AGI kann auch als starke KI, vollständige KI oder allgemeine intelligente Aktion bezeichnet werden. (Einige akademische Quellen behalten den Begriff "starke KI" für Maschinen vor, die Bewusstsein erfahren können.) Einige Behörden betonen eine Unterscheidung zwischen starker KI und angewandter KI (auch enge KI oder schwache KI genannt): den Einsatz von Software zum Studium oder zur Erledigung spezifischer Aufgaben zur Problemlösung oder zum Lösen von Überlegungen. Eine schwache KI versucht im Gegensatz zu einer starken KI nicht, die gesamte Bandbreite der menschlichen kognitiven Fähigkeiten zu erreichen.

Leibniz Body Substance Monad

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Author: Daniel Garber
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 019956664X
Size: 44.13 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 428
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Leibniz's metaphysics of monads, tiny minds that are supposed to be the ultimate constituents of the world is very puzzling. In this book, Garber tries to bring Leibniz down to earth by focusing on his conception of body. Beginning with his earliest thought, Garber shows how dealing with problems about the physical world led him step by step to a world of animate creatures, and finally to a world of monads.

People From The Other World

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Author: Henry Steel Olcott
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Size: 10.40 MB
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Category : Channeling (Spiritualism)
Languages : en
Pages : 492
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Blackwood S Edinburgh Magazine

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Category : England
Languages : en
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The Works Of Voltaire A Philosophical Dictionary

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Author: Voltaire
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Complete Works

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Author: Swami Vivekananda
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Size: 20.35 MB
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Category : Hindu philosophy
Languages : en
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Annual Convention

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Author: Central Conference of American Rabbis
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Size: 75.70 MB
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Category : Jews
Languages : en
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The Philosophical Review

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Author: Jacob Gould Schurman
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Size: 61.88 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
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An international journal of general philosophy.

Mind

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Size: 68.61 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
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