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Emperors New Mind
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dove Entertainment Inc
Publication date April 1, 1992
Binding Cassette/Spoken Word
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781558004726
ISBN-10 1558004726
Dimensions 1.25 by 4.50 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Business
Original list price $24.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: The proponents of artificial intelligence want to prove that it is only a matter of time before computers will be doing everything that a human mind can do. They take it for granted that pleasure and pain, the appreciation of beauty and humour, consciousness and free will are capacities that a computer will display once the appropriate programs of algorithms have been developed. Some disagree, because although electronic computers can calculate very rapidly, that does not make them understand what they are doing any more than, for example, an abacus does. The author puts forward his view that there is some facet of human thinking that can never be emulated by a machine. He shows the physical and mathematical ideas that are the background to his argument - from Turing machines, algorithms and the Chinese room, via quantum mechanics, cosmology and relativity to the structure of the brain, inspiration and consciousness itself.

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from Dove Entertainment Inc (April 1, 1992); titled "Emperors New Mind"
9781558004726 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $24.95
About: The proponents of artificial intelligence want to prove that it is only a matter of time before computers will be doing everything that a human mind can do.
from Dove Entertainment Inc (December 1, 1990); titled "The Emperor's New Mind"
9781558002531 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $15.95
About: He begins this 1989 book by stating, "The question of whether a mechanical device would ever be said to think---perhaps even to experience feelings, or to have a mind---is not really a new one.

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