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Actual Causality

Actual Causality

Joseph Y. Halpern

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035026
eISBN:
9780262336611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035026.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

Causality plays a central role in the way people structure the world; we constantly seek causal explanations for our observations. But what does it even mean that an event C “actually caused” event ... More

The Age of EmWork, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth

The Age of Em: Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth

Robin Hanson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198754626
eISBN:
9780191917028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754626.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

Robots may one day rule the world, but what is a robot-ruled Earth like? Many think the first truly smart robots will be brain emulations or ems. Scan a human brain, then run a model with the same ... More

The AI Delusion

The AI Delusion

Gary Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198824305
eISBN:
9780191917295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824305.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

We live in an incredible period in history. The Computer Revolution may be even more life-changing than the Industrial Revolution. We can do things with computers that could never be done before, ... More

The Allure of Machinic LifeCybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI

The Allure of Machinic Life: Cybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI

John Johnston

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262101264
eISBN:
9780262276351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262101264.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This book examines new forms of nascent life that emerge through technical interactions within human-constructed environments—“machinic life”—in the sciences of cybernetics, artificial life, and ... More

The Digital MindHow Science is Redefining Humanity

The Digital Mind: How Science is Redefining Humanity

Arlindo Oliveira

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262036030
eISBN:
9780262338394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036030.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This book addresses the connections between computers, life, evolution, brains, and minds. Digital computers are recent and have changed our society. However, they represent just the latest way to ... More

Elements of Argumentation

Elements of Argumentation

Philippe Besnard and Anthony Hunter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026437
eISBN:
9780262268400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026437.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

Logic-based formalizations of argumentation, which assume a set of formulae and then lay out arguments and counterarguments that can be obtained from these formulae, have been refined in recent years ... More

The Emperor’s New MindConcerning Computers, Minds, and The Laws of Physics

The Emperor’s New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and The Laws of Physics

Roger Penrose and Martin Gardner

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198519737
eISBN:
9780191917080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198519737.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

For many decades, the proponents of `artificial intelligence' have maintained that computers will soon be able to do everything that a human can do. In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir ... More

Handbook of Logic in Artificial Intelligence and Logic Programming: Volume 5: Logic Programming

Handbook of Logic in Artificial Intelligence and Logic Programming: Volume 5: Logic Programming

Dov M. Gabbay, C.J. Hogger, and J. A. Robinson (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198537922
eISBN:
9780191916670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198537922.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

Logic is now widely recognized as one of the foundational disciplines of computing and has applications in virtually all aspects of the subject, from software engineering and hardware to ... More

The Mechanical Mind in History

The Mechanical Mind in History

Phil Husbands, Owen Holland, and Michael Wheeler (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083775
eISBN:
9780262256384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083775.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

The idea of intelligent machines has become part of popular culture. But tracing the history of the actual science of machine intelligence reveals a rich network of cross-disciplinary ... More

MetareasoningThinking about Thinking

Metareasoning: Thinking about Thinking

Michael T. Cox and Anita Raja (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014809
eISBN:
9780262295284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014809.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

The capacity to think about our own thinking may lie at the heart of what it means to be both human and intelligent. Philosophers and cognitive scientists have investigated these matters for many ... More

Nomic Probability and the Foundations of Induction

Nomic Probability and the Foundations of Induction

John L. Pollock

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195060133
eISBN:
9780197560129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195060133.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

In this book Pollock deals with the subject of probabilistic reasoning, making general philosophical sense of objective probabilities and exploring their relationship to the problem of induction. ... More

Swarm IntelligenceFrom Natural to Artificial Systems

Swarm Intelligence: From Natural to Artificial Systems

Eric Bonabeau, Marco Dorigo, and Guy Theraulaz

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131581
eISBN:
9780197561485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131581.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

Social insects--ants, bees, termites, and wasps--can be viewed as powerful problem-solving systems with sophisticated collective intelligence. Composed of simple interacting agents, this ... More

Thinking as ComputationA First Course

Thinking as Computation: A First Course

Hector J. Levesque

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016995
eISBN:
9780262301411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016995.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This book guides students through an exploration of the idea that thinking might be understood as a form of computation. Students make the connection between thinking and computing by learning to ... More

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