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The Resource Brain vs computer : the challenge of the century, Jean-Pierre Fillard (University of Montpellier II, France)

Brain vs computer : the challenge of the century, Jean-Pierre Fillard (University of Montpellier II, France)

Label
Brain vs computer : the challenge of the century
Title
Brain vs computer
Title remainder
the challenge of the century
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Pierre Fillard (University of Montpellier II, France)
Title variation
Brain versus computer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It is well known that every animal species obeys Darwin's law of evolution, which requires permanent adaptation of animals to their environment. To be precise, every species except man, who behaves exactly contrariwise, adapting the workplace to himself in order to survive. For that he generally enjoys a particular gift of nature: intelligence. That reverse adaptation, which accumulated over centuries, led to what we call "progress". This was enhanced by the development of machines which began to be also intelligent and now compete fiercely with humans through the development of an "artificial intelligence". Some famous people in the world of science and technology recently sounded the alarm about the threats which these improvements are posing. They invoked a possible domination by the machines due to their uncontrolled superior intelligence, potentially leading us into a certain kind of slavery. In this book we take a look at this new challenge of the human brain versus the computer. The brain is a very complex organ and we are just beginning to understand how it works; many things remain mysterious and can lead to surprises. We will see how current investigations bring new information about this strange organ. We will also see how the "artificial challenger" plans to win the battle, how computers are getting more and more powerful and subtle as the AI advances. Would a transfer of minds in a machine be possible? Would the computer be capable of a self, nonneuromorphic intelligence? These questions are now open. Who will win? We do not know yet. But it is certain that many things are going to change in our lives in the very near future"--The publisher
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DLC
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Fillard, J. P
Dewey number
006.3/82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TA164.4
LC item number
.F55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neuromorphics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Cognitive science
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cognitive science
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Neuromorphics
  • Gehirn
  • Gehirn-Computer-Schnittstelle
  • Künstliche Intelligenz
Label
Brain vs computer : the challenge of the century, Jean-Pierre Fillard (University of Montpellier II, France)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1. About our brain : how does it work? -- The biological hardware (hardmeat) -- The biological software (softmeat) -- Be aware of consciousness -- Transcendence
  • Part 2. Toward an intelligent computer -- The origin of the challenge -- Artificial intelligence -- Towards an intelligent computer
  • Part 3. How to make all that stuff hold together -- How to make Man and computer cooperate -- Copy the brain or search for a better solution? -- Is transhumanism a realistic future? -- Conclusion
Control code
958066347
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxii, 240 pages
Isbn
9789813145559
Lccn
2016040762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958066347
Label
Brain vs computer : the challenge of the century, Jean-Pierre Fillard (University of Montpellier II, France)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1. About our brain : how does it work? -- The biological hardware (hardmeat) -- The biological software (softmeat) -- Be aware of consciousness -- Transcendence
  • Part 2. Toward an intelligent computer -- The origin of the challenge -- Artificial intelligence -- Towards an intelligent computer
  • Part 3. How to make all that stuff hold together -- How to make Man and computer cooperate -- Copy the brain or search for a better solution? -- Is transhumanism a realistic future? -- Conclusion
Control code
958066347
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxii, 240 pages
Isbn
9789813145559
Lccn
2016040762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958066347

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