Marvin Minsky one of the fathers of computer science and cofounder of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT gives a revolutionary answer to the age old question How does the mind work Minsky brilliantly portrays the mind as a society of tiny components that are themselves mindless Mirroring his theory, Minsky boldly casts The Society of Mind as an intellectual puzzle whose pieces are assembled along the way Each chapter on a self contained page corresponds to a piece in the puzzle As the pages turn, a unified theory of the mind emerges, like a mosaic Ingenious, amusing, and easy to read, The Society of Mind is an adventure in imagination....
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The Society of Mind Reviews
I had the honor of being handed this book in manuscript form by Professor Minsky back in my early days as an editor at Addison Wesley. I tried but failed to get them to publish it. "Too weird." "Not really a textbook." Yep. Right on both counts, and yet...
I work in virtual human technology and Minsky has long been an inspiration. I can't just sit down and read this stuff through, I have to think about it in chunks. Society of Mind suggests some operational views of the mind that can be helpful in designing thinking machines. I don't always agree with him and sometimes he's not the easiest guy to read, but overall this book is a must read for any one interested in how the mind may work and how to emulate it with Natural Language/artificial Intelligence engines.
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I'm currently an artificial intelligence developer, and Society of Mind is one of the books that originally sparked my interest in the subject. It's concise, well-written, thought-provoking, and easy to read. I've re-read many sections of this book through the years, and it holds up well to the test of time. If you're at all interested in artificial intelligence, philosophy, psychology, or the human brain - buy this book immediately!
The book kind of reads like a series of short essays. Each is like a little important part that adds up to the whole. Most of it revolves around the idea of the mind consisting of agents that execute functions, much like a computer processor executing functions which obviously the author is inspired from. The beauty is in the simplicity. Though there are a lot of chapters, each one is really simple but you can see how they can add up in a more than the sum of the parts, kind of way.
Minsky offers a super intelligent model of the human brain/mind in simple and accessible language and addresses some of philosophy's oldest riddles with ease and smoothness. A sheer delight! Must read for anyone who wishes to explore the concepts on mind, intelligence and perception.
This book is full of very original ideas, from a very original thinker. The computer science concepts are treated very differently from any other comp sci author I've seen before.
The book's state was according to the mentioned by vendor, that for me it's an important thing. The content of the book, I think it is good to know that model in order to program robots or at least simulation of them and at the same time have good results in the process.