On Intelligence How a New Understanding of the Brain Will Lead to the Creation of Truly Intelligent Human Machines

ISBN-10: 0805074562
ISBN-13: 9780805074567
Edition: 2004
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Description: From the inventor of the PalmPilot comes a new and compelling theory of intelligence, brain function, and the future of intelligent machines Jeff Hawkins, the man who created the PalmPilot, Treo smart phone, and other handheld devices, has  More...

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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 10/3/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

From the inventor of the PalmPilot comes a new and compelling theory of intelligence, brain function, and the future of intelligent machines Jeff Hawkins, the man who created the PalmPilot, Treo smart phone, and other handheld devices, has reshaped our relationship to computers. Now he stands ready to revolutionize both neuroscience and computing in one stroke, with a new understanding of intelligence itself. Hawkins develops a powerful theory of how the human brain works, explaining why computers are not intelligent and how, based on this new theory, we can finally build intelligent machines. The brain is not a computer, but a memory system that stores experiences in a way that reflects the true structure of the world, remembering sequences of events and their nested relationships and making predictions based on those memories. It is this memory-prediction system that forms the basis of intelligence, perception, creativity, and even consciousness. In an engaging style that will captivate audiences from the merely curious to the professional scientist, Hawkins shows how a clear understanding of how the brain works will make it possible for us to build intelligent machines, in silicon, that will exceed our human ability in surprising ways. Written with acclaimed science writer Sandra Blakeslee, On Intelligence promises to completely transfigure the possibilities of the technology age. It is a landmark book in its scope and clarity.

Jeff Hawkins and Kathleen Hawkins operate an award-winning wedding and portrait photography studio in Orlando, Florida. They are the authors of Professional Techniques for Digital Wedding Photography. Kathleen Hawkins is the author of The Bride''s Guide to Wedding Photography, Digital Photography for Children''s and Family Portraiture, Marketing and Selling Techniques for Digital Portrait Photographers, and Taking Great Digital Family Pictures. They live in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

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Artificial intelligence
Neural networks
The human brain
Memory
A new framework of intelligence
How the cortex works
Consciousness and creativity
The future of intelligence

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