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Arguing A. I. The Battle for Twenty-First Century Science

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ISBN-10: 081299180X

ISBN-13: 9780812991802

Edition: 2001

Authors: Sam Williams

List price: $15.00
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Few scientific topics since the theory of biological evolution have inspired as much controversy as artificial intelligence has. Even now, fifty years after the term first made its appearance in academic journals, many philosophers and more than a few prominent scientists and software programmers dismiss the pursuit of thinking machines as the modern-day equivalent of medieval alchemists’ hunt for the philosopher’s stone-a pursuit based more on faith than on skeptical inquiry. In Arguing A.I., journalist Sam Williams charts both the history of artificial intelligence from its scientific and philosophical roots and the history of the A.I. debate. He examines how and why the tenor of the…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
A.I. Debate Timeline
The Inspiration: Hilbert and Turing
The Pioneer: John McCarthy
The Optimist: Ray Kurzweil
The Humanist: Jaron Lanier
The Pessimist: Bill Joy
Fact Versus Fiction
Notes
Bibliography
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