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Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction Margaret A. Boden (Research Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Sussex)

Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction By Margaret A. Boden (Research Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Sussex)

Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction by Margaret A. Boden (Research Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Sussex)


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This concise guide explains the history, theory, potential, application, and limitations of Artificial Intelligence. Boden shows how research into AI has shed light on the working of human and animal minds, and she considers the philosophical challenges AI raises: could programs ever be really intelligent, creative or even conscious?

Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction Summary

Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction by Margaret A. Boden (Research Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Sussex)

The applications of Artificial Intelligence lie all around us; in our homes, schools and offices, in our cinemas, in art galleries and - not least - on the Internet. The results of Artificial Intelligence have been invaluable to biologists, psychologists, and linguists in helping to understand the processes of memory, learning, and language from a fresh angle. As a concept, Artificial Intelligence has fuelled and sharpened the philosophical debates concerning the nature of the mind, intelligence, and the uniqueness of human beings. In this Very Short Introduction , Margaret A. Boden reviews the philosophical and technological challenges raised by Artificial Intelligence, considering whether programs could ever be really intelligent, creative or even conscious, and shows how the pursuit of Artificial Intelligence has helped us to appreciate how human and animal minds are possible. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction Reviews

Review from previous edition Boden's book is an excellent, accessible introduction even for the complete AI novice. * Mark Greener, Fortean Times *
Boden, as an academic in the field of AI, really knows her stuff, and you get a clear understanding from her book of the various different kinds of AI, and their enduring limitations * Robert Colvile, The Spectator *
A masterclass of a book * Barbara Kiser, Nature *
Provides a usefully concise, basic grounding to topics without having to wade through a more voluminous tome. * Jonathan Cowie, Science Fact & Science Fiction Concatenation *
Everything you need to know about Artificial Intelligence - a wonderful read. * Jack Copeland, Director of the Turing Archive for the History of Computing *

About Margaret A. Boden (Research Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Sussex)

Margaret Boden, OBE, is Research Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Sussex, and one of the best known figures in the field of Artificial Intelligence. She has written extensively on the subject, most recently the two-volume work Mind as Machine: a history of cognitive science (2006). She has lectured widely, to both specialist and general audiences across the world, and has appeared on many radio and TV programmes, in the UK and elsewhere. She was awarded an OBE in 2001 for 'services to cognitive science.'

Table of Contents

1: What is Artificial Intelligence? 2: Generality as the Holy Grail 3: Language, Creativity, Emotion 4: Artificial Neural Networks 5: Robots and Artificial Life 6: But is it Intelligence, Really? 7: The Singularity Further Reading Index

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GOR009760264
9780199602919
0199602913
Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction by Margaret A. Boden (Research Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Sussex)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2018-09-06
184
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