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How to Create a Mind The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

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ISBN-10: 0670025291

ISBN-13: 9780670025299

Edition: 2012

Authors: Ray Kurzweil

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The bold futurist and bestselling author explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brainThe bold futurist and author ofThe New York TimesbestsellerThe Singularity Is Nearexplores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain.Ray Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential—and often controversial—futurist. InHow to Create a Mind, Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in human-machine civilization—reverse engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works and using that knowledge to create even more intelligent machines.Kurzweil discusses how the brain functions, how the mind emerges from the brain, and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of our intelligence in addressing the world’s problems. He thoughtfully examines emotional and moral intelligence and the origins of consciousness and envisions the radical possibilities of our merging with the intelligent technology we are creating.Certain to be one of the most widely discussed and debated science books of the year,How to Create a Mindis sure to take its place alongside Kurzweil’s previous classics.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Ray Kurzweil was born on February 12, 1948. He was the principal developer of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition. He has received numerous awards including the MIT-Lemelson Prize and the National Medal of Technology. In 2002, he was inducted into the National Inventor's Hall of Fame. He has written several books including The Age of Spiritual Machines, The Age of Intelligent Machines, The Singularity Is Near, and How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed.