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Turing's Man: Western Culture in the Computer Age

by J. David Bolter
This is the most illuminating book that has yet come my way on the topic of artificial intelligence. One of its great merits is that it does not confine itself to the sterile question whether machines can properly be said to think but provides, as its title indicates, a succinct …

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Programs of the Brain

by J.Z. Young
When it comes to contemporary studies of the human brain, Professor J.Z. Young is in the position of the Master in the famous Balliol Masque. “First come I, my name is Jowett. If it’s knowledge then I know it.” The book which he has now published is based upon the …