The Society of Mind

The Society of Mind

Book - 1986
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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.
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, c1986
ISBN: 9780671607401
0671607405
Branch Call Number: q153 M666s
BF431 .M553 1986
Characteristics: 339 p. : ill. ; 29 cm

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