To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. But it's tough to argue with. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. I'm not quite as optimistic about scaling things up to human adult levels, but reading this book gave me new found respect for his ideas and the evidence and theories he uses to back them up. You just get used to them. When the Kurzweiltron 3000 (controlled by a copy of Ray's consciousness) has been destroyed and I stand on top of a pile of mangled rivets and torn metal, I'll rip the neocortex extender out of my forehead (allowing my amygdala let me feel feelings again) and shout "Kurzweil, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!". Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 A recipient of the National Medal of Technology, Kurzweil was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and holds nineteen honorary doctorates, as well as honors from three U.S. presidents. A very readable account of an optimistic view of the future. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. After a brief look at hidden Markov chains, he arrives at his favorite topic, LOAR, the law of accelerating returns which leads him to sharing his thoughts about singularities.The victory by WATSON on the TV quiz show, 'Jeopardy', appears frequently in this story. Special offers and product promotions. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. He argues that in fact huge strides have been made towards this goal in such machines as Watson (the computer that handily defeated Ken Jennings at Jeopardy!). I confess I skipped many pages, unable to follow the specialist lingo and associated equations. How to Create a Mind is certain to be one of the most widely discussed and debated science books in many years a touchstone for any consideration of the path of human progress. Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2015. First published on November 13, 2012. Compared to “Surviving AI” by Colum Chase, which was the first book I’ve read on the subject, this is a very challenging read. Called “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes magazine, Kurzweil was selected as one of the top entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine, which described him as the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison.” PBS selected him as one of the “sixteen revolutionaries who made America.” Kurzweil was the principal inventor of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition. How could I not be? He also offers his own high-level ideas that are mostly a restatement of what can already be found in other books (such as Hawkins' On Intelligence) with a few modifications (he admits this himself though at one point, for which he gets bonus points). This book was given the title it has to sell more copies. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. After doing some research into the book and reading a little preview online; it got me really interested. Kurzweil's book offers an overview of the biological brain and briefly overviews some attempts toward replicating its structure or function inside the computer. To do so, a digital brain would need a human narrative of its own fictional story so that it can pretend to be a biological human. I had no idea how powerful "hidden Markov models" are for solving problems, and Kurzweil makes a good argument that neocortical pattern recognition (essentially a form of probabilistic prediction making) is computationally approximate enough to these hidden Markov models that, if you put 300 billion such pattern recognizers and gave it the entire internet to "grow up" in, then you could create a reasonable approximation of the intelligence worth wanting: categorizing pattern recognizing problem solvers with huge memories and lightning speed. I had no idea how powerful "hidden Markov models" are for solving problems, and Kurzweil makes a good argument that neocortical pattern recognition (essentially a form of p. I had always dismissed Kurzweil's theories about "strong" artificial intelligence to be wishful thinking but this book changed my mind. His PRTM (pattern recognition theory of mind - sigh), is based on the idea that the algorithm used by the neocortex in processing is uniform across the entire structure. However, if you already do know the basics, this book probably isn’t going to do much to expand your own consciousness. And Ray, if you are reading this, do let the editor do his/her job. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Ray Kurzweil is one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a thirty-year track record of accurate predictions. by Viking, How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed. When the Kurzweiltron 3000 (controlled by a copy of Ray's consciousness) has been destroyed and I stand on top of a pile of mangled rivets and torn metal, I'll rip the neocortex extender out of my forehead (allowing my amygdala let, As my friends well know, a great deal of my neocortex is dedicated to pattern recognition in search of ways to prevent the robot apocalypse. Granted, this is the only book of his I have read, so I can't pretend to stand behind all his ideas, but the AI stuff in this book seemed solid to me. Worse still is that his "ideas" are almost exactly the same as those of Jeff Hawkins (just presented in a more arrogant way). —John von Neumann”, See 1 question about How to Create a Mind…, Michiko Kakutani's Gift Guide Book Recommendations. But I found myself highly impatient as I leafed through page after page looking for his point. In How to Create a Mind, Ray Kurzweil argues that the human mind is composed of hierarchy of pattern recognizer that uses a statistical model to learn, store, and retrieve information. He relates this to modern digital computers in terms of process and speed. Artificial Intelligence: 101 Things You Must Know Today About Our Future - Updated ... Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era: Lessons from Alphabet/Google, Amazon, Apple,... To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. Make no mistake. Artificial Intelligence book - Updated and expanded version 2019. We're all pretty smart around here. queries. Refresh and try again. A fascinating idea mired in a circuitous narrative. We’d love your help. Unable to add item to List. Some of his claims might be wild, but they definitely spark curiosity and open the reader's mind to a world that might look very very different in a few years. Decided to purchase this book and after arriving, I can see how interesting it gets. This book was fascinating and mildly terrifying. Understanding the brain as a hierarchical structure of pattern recognizers, Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2020. chapter 9). You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. He then explains how he thinks we will be able to simulate this structure using computers and eventually create machines who can think and even be deemed conscious. Listening to this book, I now understand how the fundamentals of recognition were constructed and why folks may be struggling. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. 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