Thinking Machines

Thinking Machines
Author: Luke Dormehl
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN: 1524704415
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Machines Book Excerpt:

A fascinating look at Artificial Intelligence, from its humble Cold War beginnings to the dazzling future that is just around the corner. When most of us think about Artificial Intelligence, our minds go straight to cyborgs, robots, and sci-fi thrillers where machines take over the world. But the truth is that Artificial Intelligence is already among us. It exists in our smartphones, fitness trackers, and refrigerators that tell us when the milk will expire. In some ways, the future people dreamed of at the World's Fair in the 1960s is already here. We're teaching our machines how to think like humans, and they're learning at an incredible rate. In Thinking Machines, technology journalist Luke Dormehl takes you through the history of AI and how it makes up the foundations of the machines that think for us today. Furthermore, Dormehl speculates on the incredible--and possibly terrifying--future that's much closer than many would imagine. This remarkable book will invite you to marvel at what now seems commonplace and to dream about a future in which the scope of humanity may need to broaden itself to include intelligent machines.

Thinking Machines

Thinking Machines
Author: Shigeyuki Takano
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2021-03-27
ISBN: 0128182806
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Machines Book Excerpt:

Thinking Machines: Machine Learning and Its Hardware Implementation covers the theory and application of machine learning, neuromorphic computing and neural networks. This is the first book that focuses on machine learning accelerators and hardware development for machine learning. It presents not only a summary of the latest trends and examples of machine learning hardware and basic knowledge of machine learning in general, but also the main issues involved in its implementation. Readers will learn what is required for the design of machine learning hardware for neuromorphic computing and/or neural networks. This is a recommended book for those who have basic knowledge of machine learning or those who want to learn more about the current trends of machine learning. Presents a clear understanding of various available machine learning hardware accelerator solutions that can be applied to selected machine learning algorithms Offers key insights into the development of hardware, from algorithms, software, logic circuits, to hardware accelerators Introduces the baseline characteristics of deep neural network models that should be treated by hardware as well Presents readers with a thorough review of past research and products, explaining how to design through ASIC and FPGA approaches for target machine learning models Surveys current trends and models in neuromorphic computing and neural network hardware architectures Outlines the strategy for advanced hardware development through the example of deep learning accelerators

Thinking Machines and the Philosophy of Computer Science

Thinking Machines and the Philosophy of Computer Science
Author: Jordi Vallverdú
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 435
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 1616920157
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Machines and the Philosophy of Computer Science Book Excerpt:

"This book offers a high interdisciplinary exchange of ideas pertaining to the philosophy of computer science, from philosophical and mathematical logic to epistemology, engineering, ethics or neuroscience experts and outlines new problems that arise with new tools"--Provided by publisher.

Thinking Machines

Thinking Machines
Author: Vernon Pratt
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Machines Book Excerpt:

Examines the history of the efforts of scientists to develop a machine able to think like a human being

Robots on Your Doorstep a Book about Thinking Machines

Robots on Your Doorstep  a Book about Thinking Machines
Author: Nels Winkless,Iben Browning
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 178
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Artificial intelligence
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robots on Your Doorstep a Book about Thinking Machines Book Excerpt:

Good,No Highlights,No Markup,all pages are intact, Slight Shelfwear,may have the corners slightly dented, may have slight color changes/slightly damaged spine.

Distributed Computer Aided Engineering

Distributed Computer Aided Engineering
Author: Hojjat Adeli,Sanjay Kumar
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-09-24
ISBN: 100014108X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distributed Computer Aided Engineering Book Excerpt:

Networking of personal computers and workstations is becoming commonplace in academic and industrial environments. A cluster of workstations provides engineers with a familiar, cost-effective environment for high performance computing. However, workstations often have no dedicated link and communicate slowly on a local area network (LAN), such as the Ethernet. Thus, to effectively harness the parallel processing or distributed computing capabilities of workstations, new algorithms need to be developed with a higher computation-to-communication ratio. Distributed Computer-Aided Engineering presents distributed algorithms for three fundamental areas: finite element analysis, design optimization, and visualization - providing a new direction in high performance structural engineering computing.

Jacques Futrelle s The Thinking Machine

Jacques Futrelle s  The Thinking Machine
Author: Jacques Futrelle
Publsiher: Modern Library
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN: 0307431339
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jacques Futrelle s The Thinking Machine Book Excerpt:

This irascible genius, this diminutive egghead scientist, known to the world as “The Thinking Machine,” is no less than the newly rediscovered literary link between Sherlock Holmes and Nero Wolfe: Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, who—with only the power of ratiocination—unravels problems of outrageous criminous activity in dazzlingly impossible settings. He can escape from the inescapable death-row “Cell 13.” He can fathom why the young woman chopped off her own finger. He can solve the anomaly of the phone that could not speak. These twenty-three Edwardian-era adventures prove (as The Thinking Machine reiterates) that “two and two make four, not sometimes, but all the time.”

Self and Substance in Leibniz

Self and Substance in Leibniz
Author: Marc Elliott Bobro
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2006-01-16
ISBN: 1402025823
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self and Substance in Leibniz Book Excerpt:

There is a close connection in Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz’s mind between the notions of self and substance. R. W. Meyer, in his classic 1948 text, Leibnitz and the Seventeenth-Century Revolution, writes that “the monad ... is nothing but a 1 représentation (in both senses of the French word) of Leibniz’s personality in metaphysical symbols; and there was, under contemporary circumstances, no need 2 to ‘introduce’ this concept apart from ‘propounding’ it. ” It is not clear what Meyer means here except that from the consideration of his own self, in some way Leibniz comes to his concept of simple substance, or monad. Herbert Carr, in an even earlier work, notes that Leibniz held that “the only real unities in nature are formal, not material. ... [and] [f]or a long time Leibniz was content to call the formal unities or substantial forms he was speaking about, souls. This had the advantage that it referred at once to the fact of experience which supplies the very 3 type of a substantial form, the self or ego. ” Finally, Nicholas Rescher, in his usual forthright manner, states that “[i]n all of Leibniz’s expositions of his philosophy, 4 the human person is the paradigm of a substance.

49 Tales of The Thinking Machine 49 detective stories featuring Professor Augustus S F X Van Dusen also known as The Thinking Machine

49 Tales of The Thinking Machine  49 detective stories featuring Professor Augustus S  F  X  Van Dusen  also known as  The Thinking Machine
Author: Jacques Futrelle
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2013-09-20
ISBN: 8074849406
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

49 Tales of The Thinking Machine 49 detective stories featuring Professor Augustus S F X Van Dusen also known as The Thinking Machine Book Excerpt:

This carefully crafted ebook: “49 Tales of The Thinking Machine (49 detective stories featuring Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, also known as "The Thinking Machine")" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Professor Van Dusen . is a fictional character in a series of detective short stories and two novels by Jacques Futrelle. Some of the short stories were originally published in The Saturday Evening Post and the Boston American. In the stories Professor Van Dusen solves a variety of different mysteries together with his friend Hutchinson Hatch, reporter of a fictional newspaper called "The Daily New Yorker". The professor is known as the "Thinking Machine", solving problems by the remorseless application of logic. His catchphrases include, "Two and two always equal four," "Nothing is impossible", and "All things that start must go somewhere." Table of Contents : “The Thinking Machine” My first Experience with the great Logician A Piece of String The Problem of the Perfect Alibi The Problem of the Stolen Bank Notes The Problem of Convict no. 97 The first problem The Problem of the Crystal Gazer Five Millions by Wireless The Problem of the Green Eyed Monster The Problem of the Hidden Million Kidnapped Baby Blake, Millionaire The Problem of the Missing Necklace The Problem of the Motor Boat The Mystery of the Ralston Bank Burglary The Problem of the Opera Box The Problem of the Cross Mark The Problem of the Broken Bracelet The Problem of the Lost Radium The Problem of the Stolen Rubens The Problem of the Souvenir Cards The Problem of the Superfluous Finger The case of the Scientific Murderer The Problem of the Deserted House The Mystery of the Fatal Cipher The Mystery of the Flaming Phantom The Problem of the Ghost Woman The Mystery of the Golden Dagger The Great Auto Mystery The Grinning God The Mystery of the Grip of Death The Haunted Bell The Jackdaw The Problem of the Knotted Cord The Mystery of the Man Who Was Lost The Mystery of a Studio The Problem of the Organ Grinder The Phantom Motor The Problem of the Private Compartment The Problem of the Auto Cab The Problem of the Red Rose The Roswell Tiara The Mystery of the Scarlet Thread The Silver Box The three Overcoats The Tragedy of the Life Raft The Problem of Cell 13 The Problem of the Vanishing man The Problem of the Interrupted Wireless Jacques Heath Futrelle (1875 – 1912) was an American journalist and mystery writer. He is best known for writing short detective stories featuring Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, also known as "The Thinking Machine" for his application of logic to any and all situations. Futrelle died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

Combining Experimentation and Theory

Combining Experimentation and Theory
Author: Enric Trillas,Piero P. Bonissone,Luis Magdalena,Janusz Kacprzyk
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2012-01-10
ISBN: 3642246664
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Combining Experimentation and Theory Book Excerpt:

The unexpected and premature passing away of Professor Ebrahim H. "Abe" Mamdani on January, 22, 2010, was a big shock to the scientific community, to all his friends and colleagues around the world, and to his close relatives. Professor Mamdani was a remarkable figure in the academic world, as he contributed to so many areas of science and technology. Of great relevance are his latest thoughts and ideas on the study of language and its handling by computers. The fuzzy logic community is particularly indebted to Abe Mamdani (1941-2010) who, in 1975, in his famous paper An Experiment in Linguistic Synthesis with a Fuzzy Logic Controller, jointly written with his student Sedrak Assilian, introduced the novel idea of fuzzy control. This was an elegant engineering approach to the modeling and control of complex processes for which mathematical models were unknown or too difficult to build, yet they could effectively and efficiently be controlled by human operators. This ground-breaking idea has found innumerable applications and can be considered as one of the main factors for the proliferation and adoption of fuzzy logic technology. Professor Mamdani's own life and vital experience are illustrative of his “never surrendering” attitude while facing adversaries, which is normal for a person proposing any novel solution, and represent a great example for everybody. His subtle sense of humor, his joy for life, and his will to critically help people, especially young people, were characteristics deeply appreciated by all the people who enjoyed and benefited from his friendship and advice. This book constitutes a posthumous homage to Abe Mamdani. It is a collection of original papers related in some way to his works, ideas and vision, and especially written by researchers directly acquainted with him or with his work. The underlying goal of this book will be fulfilled if, in the very spirit of Mamdani's legacy, the papers will trigger a scientific or philosophical debate on the issues covered, or contribute to a cross-fertilization of ideas in the various fields.

Forging New Frontiers Fuzzy Pioneers I

Forging New Frontiers  Fuzzy Pioneers I
Author: Masoud Nikravesh,Lofti A. Zadeh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2007-09-27
ISBN: 3540731822
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forging New Frontiers Fuzzy Pioneers I Book Excerpt:

The chapters of the book are evolved from presentations made by selected participants at the 2005 BISC International Special Event, held at the University of California at Berkely. The papers include reports from the different front of soft computing in various industries and address the problems of different fields of research in fuzzy logic, fuzzy set and soft computing. The book provides a collection of forty-four articles in two volumes.

The Thinking Machine

The Thinking Machine
Author: John Brierley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 195
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Génétique humaine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thinking Machine Book Excerpt:

The Amazing Thinking Machine

The Amazing Thinking Machine
Author: Dennis Haseley
Publsiher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Amazing Thinking Machine Book Excerpt:

During the Great Depression, while their father is away looking for work, eight-year-old Patrick and thirteen-year-old Roy create a machine to help their mother make ends meet, even as she is helping tramps.

Practical Handbook of Spatial Statistics

Practical Handbook of Spatial Statistics
Author: Sandra Arlinghaus
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-08-26
ISBN: 1000102017
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Handbook of Spatial Statistics Book Excerpt:

The guidance and special techniques provided in this handbook will allow you to understand and use complex spatial statistical techniques. You will learn how to apply proper spatial analysis techniques and why they are generally different from conventional statistical analyses. Clear and concise information on weighting, aggregation effects, sampling, spatial statistics and GIS, and visualization of spatial dependence is provided. Discussions on specific applications using actual data sets fill obvious gaps in the literature, and coverage of critical research frontiers allows readers to explore current areas of active research.

Thought Experiments

Thought Experiments
Author: Roy A. Sorensen Associate Professor of Philosophy New York University
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1992-08-06
ISBN: 0198023804
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thought Experiments Book Excerpt:

Sorensen presents a general theory of thought experiments: what they are, how they work, what are their virtues and vices. On Sorensen's view, philosophy differs from science in degree, but not in kind. For this reason, he claims, it is possible to understand philosophical thought experiments by concentrating on their resemblance to scientific relatives. Lessons learned about scientific experimentation carry over to thought experiment, and vice versa. Sorensen also assesses the hazards and pseudo-hazards of thought experiments. Although he grants that there are interesting ways in which the method leads us astray, he attacks most scepticism about thought experiments as arbitrary. They should be used, he says, as they generally are used--as part of a diversified portfolio of techniques. All of these devices are individually susceptible to abuse, fallacy, and error. Collectively, however, they provide a network of cross-checks that make for impressive reliability.

From the Basement to the Dome

From the Basement to the Dome
Author: Jean-Jacques Degroof
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN: 0262366991
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Basement to the Dome Book Excerpt:

How a bottom-up problem-solving ethos, multidisciplinary approach, and experimental mindset has nurtured entrepreneurship at MIT. MIT is world-famous as a launching pad for entrepreneurs. MIT alumni have founded at least 30,000 active companies, employing an estimated 4.6 million people, with revenues of approximately $1.9 trillion. In the 2010s, twenty to thirty ventures were spun off each year to commercialize technologies developed in MIT labs (with intellectual property licensed by MIT to these companies); in the same decade, MIT graduates started an estimated 100 firms per year. How has MIT become such a hotbed of entrepreneurship? In From the Basement to the Dome, Jean-Jacques Degroof describes how MIT's problem-solving ethos, multidisciplinary approach, and experimental mindset nurture entrepreneurship. Degroof explains that, at first, the culture of entrepreneurship sprang from such extracurricular activities as forums, clubs, and competitions. Eventually, the Institute formally supported these activities, offering courses in entrepreneurship. Degroof describes why entrepreneurship is so uniquely aligned with MIT's culture: a history of bottom-up decision-making, a tradition of academic excellence, a keen interest in problem-solving, a belief in experimentation, and a tolerance for failure on the way to success. Entrepreneurship is the logical outcome of MIT's motto, Mens et Manus (mind and hand) ), translating theories and scientific discoveries into products and businesses--many of which have the goal of solving some of the world's most pressing problems. Degroof maps MIT's current entrepreneurial ecosystem of students, faculty, and researchers; considers the effectiveness of teaching entrepreneurship; and outlines ways that the MIT story could inspire conversations in other institutions about promoting entrepreneurship.

Speech to Speech Translation

Speech to Speech Translation
Author: Hiroaki Kitano
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461527325
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speech to Speech Translation Book Excerpt:

Speech--to--Speech Translation: a Massively Parallel Memory-Based Approach describes one of the world's first successful speech--to--speech machine translation systems. This system accepts speaker-independent continuous speech, and produces translations as audio output. Subsequent versions of this machine translation system have been implemented on several massively parallel computers, and these systems have attained translation performance in the milliseconds range. The success of this project triggered several massively parallel projects, as well as other massively parallel artificial intelligence projects throughout the world. Dr. Hiroaki Kitano received the distinguished `Computers and Thought Award' from the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence in 1993 for his work in this area, and that work is reported in this book.

Parallel Supercomputing In Atmospheric Science Proceedings Of The Fifth Ecmwf Workshop On The Use Of Parallel Processors In Meteorology

Parallel Supercomputing In Atmospheric Science   Proceedings Of The Fifth Ecmwf Workshop On The Use Of Parallel Processors In Meteorology
Author: Hoffmann Geerd-r,Kauranne T
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 544
Release: 1993-07-15
ISBN: 9814552984
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parallel Supercomputing In Atmospheric Science Proceedings Of The Fifth Ecmwf Workshop On The Use Of Parallel Processors In Meteorology Book Excerpt:

A to Z of Computer Scientists

A to Z of Computer Scientists
Author: Harry Henderson
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1438109180
Category: Computer scientists
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A to Z of Computer Scientists Book Excerpt:

Profiles more than 100 scientists from around the world who made important contributions to the study of computer science, including Howard Aiken, Steve Case, Steve Jobs, and Ted Nelson.

Android Dreams

Android Dreams
Author: Toby Walsh
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-09-07
ISBN: 1787380564
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Android Dreams Book Excerpt:

The development of thinking machines is an adventure as bold and ambitious as any that humans have attempted. And the truth is that Artificial Intelligence is already an indispensable part of our daily lives. Without it, Google wouldn't have answers and your smartphone would just be a phone. But how will AI change society by 2050? Will it destroy jobs? Or even pose an existential threat? Android Dreams is a lively exploration of how AI will transform our societies, economies and selves. From robot criminals to cyber healthcare, and a sky full of empty planes, Toby Walsh's predictions about AI are guaranteed to surprise you.