Computers, People, and Thought

From Data Mining to Evolutionary Robotics

Authors: Eaton, Malachy

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  • Discusses synergies between computers and thought, between people and thought, and between computers and people
  • Looks toward the implications of intelligent 'conscious' humanoid robots with superior intellects, able to operate in our human environments
  • Useful accompanying text in courses on artificial intelligence, robotics, intelligent systems, games, and evolutionary computing
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In this book the author discusses synergies between computers and thought, related to the field of Artificial Intelligence; between people and thought, leading to questions of consciousness and our existence as humans; and between computers and people, leading to the recent remarkable advances in the field of humanoid robots. He then looks toward the implications of intelligent 'conscious' humanoid robots with superior intellects, able to operate in our human environments. 

After presenting the basic engineering components and supporting logic of computer systems, and giving an overview of the contributions of pioneering scientists in the domains of computing, logic, and robotics, in the core of the book the author examines the meaning of thought and intelligence in the context of specific tasks and successful AI approaches. In the final part of the book he introduces related societal and ethical implications.

The book will be a useful accompanying text in courses on artificial intelligence, robotics, intelligent systems, games, and evolutionary computing. It will also be valuable for general readers and historians of technology.


About the authors

Dr. Malachy Eaton is a lecturer and researcher in the Dept. of Computer Science and Information Systems of the University of Limerick. His interests include artificial intelligence, evolutionary computing, humanoid robotics, and the philosophy of technology.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computers, People, and Thought
Book Subtitle
From Data Mining to Evolutionary Robotics
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55300-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55300-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55299-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 233
Number of Illustrations
43 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
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