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The Allure of Machinic LifeCybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI

The Allure of Machinic Life: Cybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI

John Johnston

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262101264
eISBN:
9780262276351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262101264.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This book examines new forms of nascent life that emerge through technical interactions within human-constructed environments—“machinic life”—in the sciences of cybernetics, artificial life, and ... More

Elements of Argumentation

Elements of Argumentation

Philippe Besnard and Anthony Hunter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026437
eISBN:
9780262268400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026437.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

Logic-based formalizations of argumentation, which assume a set of formulae and then lay out arguments and counterarguments that can be obtained from these formulae, have been refined in recent years ... More

The Mechanical Mind in History

The Mechanical Mind in History

Phil Husbands, Owen Holland, and Michael Wheeler (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083775
eISBN:
9780262256384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083775.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

The idea of intelligent machines has become part of popular culture. But tracing the history of the actual science of machine intelligence reveals a rich network of cross-disciplinary ... More

MetareasoningThinking about Thinking

Metareasoning: Thinking about Thinking

Michael T. Cox and Anita Raja (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014809
eISBN:
9780262295284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014809.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

The capacity to think about our own thinking may lie at the heart of what it means to be both human and intelligent. Philosophers and cognitive scientists have investigated these matters for many ... More

Thinking as ComputationA First Course

Thinking as Computation: A First Course

Hector J. Levesque

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016995
eISBN:
9780262301411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016995.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This book guides students through an exploration of the idea that thinking might be understood as a form of computation. Students make the connection between thinking and computing by learning to ... More

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