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Superminds

People Harness Hypercomputation, and More

Series: Studies in Cognitive Systems, Vol. 29

Bringsjord, Selmer, Zenzen, M.

2003, XXX, 339 p.

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This is the first book-length presentation and defense of a new theory of human and machine cognition, according to which human persons are superminds. Superminds are capable of processing information not only at and below the level of Turing machines (standard computers), but above that level (the "Turing Limit"), as information processing devices that have not yet been (and perhaps can never be) built, but have been mathematically specified; these devices are known as super-Turing machines or hypercomputers. Superminds, as explained herein, also have properties no machine, whether above or below the Turing Limit, can have. The present book is the third and pivotal volume in Bringsjord's supermind quartet; the first two books were What Robots Can and Can't Be (Kluwer) and AI and Literary Creativity (Lawrence Erlbaum). The final chapter of this book offers eight prescriptions for the concrete practice of AI and cognitive science in light of the fact that we are superminds.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Turing test - artificial animal - artificial intelligence - cognition - cognitive science - evolution - knowledge - knowledge representation - logic - modeling - predicate logic - robot

Related subjects » Artificial Intelligence - Logic & Philosophy of Language - Philosophy

Table of contents 

List of Tables. List of Figures. Series Preface. Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. What is Supermentalism? 2. A Refutation of Penrose's Gödelian Case. 3. The Argument from Infinity Reasoning. 4. Supermentalism and the Fall of Church's Thesis. 5. The Zombie Attack on Computationalism. 6. The Argument from Irreversibility. 7. What are We? Where'd We Come From? 8. Supermentalism and the Practice of AI. Bibliography.

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