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How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed
By Christopher Lane (narrator) and Ray Kurzweil
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Brilliance Audio
Publication date April 15, 2014
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Mp3 una
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781491518830
ISBN-10 1491518839
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 6.75 in.
Weight 0.18 lbs.
Original list price $9.99
Other format details audio
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Ray Kurzweil, the bold futurist and author of the New York Times bestseller The Singularity Is Near, is arguably today’s most influential technological visionary. A pioneering inventor and theorist, he has explored for decades how artificial intelligence can enrich and expand human capabilities.

Now, in his much-anticipated How to Create a Mind, he takes this exploration to the next step: reverse-engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works, then applying that knowledge to create vastly intelligent machines.

Drawing on the most recent neuroscience research, his own research and inventions in artificial intelligence, and compelling thought experiments, he describes his new theory of how the neocortex (the thinking part of the brain) works: as a self-organizing hierarchical system of pattern recognizers. Kurzweil shows how these insights will enable us to greatly extend the powers of our own mind and provides a road map for the creation of super-intelligence—humankind’s most exciting next venture. We are now at the dawn of an era of radical possibilities in which merging with our technology will enable us to effectively address the world’s grand challenges.

How to Create a Mind is certain to be one of the most widely discussed and debated science books in many years—a touchstone for any consideration of the path of human progress.



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Hardcover
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from Gardners Books (February 28, 2013)
9780715645376 | details & prices | 352 pages | List price $32.25
About: The bold futurist and bestselling author explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brainRay Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential—and often controversial—futurist.
from Viking Pr (November 13, 2012)
9780670025299 | details & prices | 336 pages | 6.50 × 10.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $27.95
About: The bold futurist and bestselling author explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brainRay Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential—and often controversial—futurist.
Paperback
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from Penguin USA (August 27, 2013)
9780143124047 | details & prices | 336 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $18.00
About: The bold futurist and bestselling author explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brainRay Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential—and often controversial—futurist.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Christopher Lane (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (April 15, 2014)
9781491518830 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.18 lbs | List price $9.99
About: Ray Kurzweil, the bold futurist and author of the New York Times bestseller The Singularity Is Near, is arguably today’s most influential technological visionary.
With Christopher Lane (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (November 13, 2012)
9781469203843 | details & prices | 6.75 × 5.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $29.99
About: Ray Kurzweil, the bold futurist and author of the New York Times bestseller The Singularity Is Near, is arguably today’s most influential technological visionary.
With Christopher Lane (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (November 13, 2012)
9781469203850 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $24.99
About: Ray Kurzweil, the bold futurist and author of the New York Times bestseller The Singularity Is Near, is arguably today’s most influential technological visionary.

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