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.
Emerging developments in cloud computing have created novel opportunities and applications for businesses. These innovations not only have organizational benefits, but can be advantageous for green enterprises as well. Cloud Computing Technologies for Green Enterprises is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the advancements, benefits, and challenges of cloud computing for green enterprise endeavors. Highlighting pertinent topics such as resource allocation, energy efficiency, and mobile computing, this book is a premier resource for academics, researchers, students, professionals, and managers interested in novel trends in cloud computing applications.
I felt I had been placed in the center of something that was alive, pulsating with life. I knew God had placed me there and that he was in control. As I stood there sobbing, I felt something the consistency of liquid being poured over my head again and again. It ran down the entire length of my body. My knees buckled and I fell to the floor from the weight of it. With each pour I felt a love for my father that was so big and powerful that I actually felt my body would burst. This was not a natural love; it was far greater. As this “liquid” was being poured upon me, I became aware of a powerful presence in the room. Then I heard the Lord say to me, “I had to anoint you so that you could feel just a little of the love I have for your father.”
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Automated Deduction, CADE-25, held in Berlin, Germany, in August 2015. The 36 revised full papers presented ( 24 full papers and 12 system descriptions) were carefully reviewed and selected from 85 submissions. CADE is the major forum for the presentation of research in all aspects of automated deduction, including foundations, applications, implementations and practical experience.
This interdisciplinary volume introduces new theories and ideas on creativity from the perspectives of science and art. Featuring contributions from leading researchers, theorists and artists working in artificial intelligence, generative art, creative computing, music composition, and cybernetics, the book examines the relationship between computation and creativity from both analytic and practical perspectives. Each contributor describes innovative new ways creativity can be understood through, and inspired by, computers. The book tackles critical philosophical questions and discusses the major issues raised by computational creativity, including: whether a computer can exhibit creativity independently of its creator; what kinds of creativity are possible in light of our knowledge from computational simulation, artificial intelligence, evolutionary theory and information theory; and whether we can begin to automate the evaluation of aesthetics and creativity in silico. These important, often controversial questions are contextualised by current thinking in computational creative arts practice. Leading artistic practitioners discuss their approaches to working creatively with computational systems in a diverse array of media, including music, sound art, visual art, and interactivity. The volume also includes a comprehensive review of computational aesthetic evaluation and judgement research, alongside discussion and insights from pioneering artists working with computation as a creative medium over the last fifty years. A distinguishing feature of this volume is that it explains and grounds new theoretical ideas on creativity through practical applications and creative practice. Computers and Creativity will appeal to theorists, researchers in artificial intelligence, generative and evolutionary computing, practicing artists and musicians, students and any reader generally interested in understanding how computers can impact upon creativity. It bridges concepts from computer science, psychology, neuroscience, visual art, music and philosophy in an accessible way, illustrating how computers are fundamentally changing what we can imagine and create, and how we might shape the creativity of the future. Computers and Creativity will appeal to theorists, researchers in artificial intelligence, generative and evolutionary computing, practicing artists and musicians, students and any reader generally interested in understanding how computers can impact upon creativity. It bridges concepts from computer science, psychology, neuroscience, visual art, music and philosophy in an accessible way, illustrating how computers are fundamentally changing what we can imagine and create, and how we might shape the creativity of the future.
A summary and review (favorable) of the book 'Computers and Thought' is followed by a general discussion of the potential value of heuristic programming. It is stated that there is almost no comparible literature in Russian, and it is recommended that the book be translated.
It’s 1984, and 13-year-old Tim is sitting on the school roof, waiting for the world to end. Or at least for it to start making sense. His life used to make sense. It was made up of two things: the exciting new world of home computers, and worries about nuclear war. There were certainly no girls in it. But then he met Penny, who’s into pop music, and somehow manages to be optimistic about life, despite having a very difficult mother. (Difficult, as in, she sometimes throws roof tiles at people.) For the first time since the death of his own mother three years ago, Tim starts to see a whole new possibility in life. Then he loses Penny. So what else is there to do but climb onto the school roof and wait for the world to end?