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The In-Mixing of Machines: Cybernetics and Psychoanalysis

John Johnston

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262101264
eISBN:
9780262276351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262101264.003.0003
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This chapter examines the “cybernetic subject” through the lens of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan and his participation (along with others, such as Noam Chomsky) in a new discourse network ... More


Creating Insight: Gestalt Theory and the Early Computer

David Bates

in Genesis Redux: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Artificial Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720807
eISBN:
9780226720838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720838.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter questions the underlying assumptions of both classic Artificial Intelligence, founded in the analogy between the brain and the digital computer, and the newer tradition that construes ... More


The Phase Transition in the Random HornSAT Problem

Demetrios D. Demopoulos and Moshe Y. Vardi

in Computational Complexity and Statistical Physics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195177374
eISBN:
9780197562260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195177374.003.0017
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

This chapter presents a study of the satisfiability of random Horn formulas and a search for a phase transition. In the past decade, phase transitions or sharp thresholds, have been studied ... More


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