Computers and Thought

September 11, 2019 - Comment

Computers and Thought showcases the work of the scientists who not only defined the field of Artificial Intelligence, but who are responsible for having developed it into what it is today. Originally published in 1963, this collection includes twenty classic papers by such pioneers as A. M. Turing and Marvin Minsky who were behind the

Computers and Thought showcases the work of the scientists who not only defined the field of Artificial Intelligence, but who are responsible for having developed it into what it is today. Originally published in 1963, this collection includes twenty classic papers by such pioneers as A. M. Turing and Marvin Minsky who were behind the pivotal advances in artificially simulating human thought processes with computers. Among the now hard-to-find articles are reports of computer programs that play chess and checkers, prove theorems in logic and geometry, solve problems in calculus, balance assembly lines, recognize visual temporal patterns, and communicate in natural language. The reports of simulation of cognitive processes include computer models of human behavior in logic problems, deciding on common stock portfolios, and carrying out social interaction. Models of verbal learning behavior, predictive behavior in two-choice experiments, and concept formation are also included.

Articles by : Paul Armer. Carol Chomsky. Geoffrey P. E. Clarkson. Edward A. Feigenbaum. Julian Feldman. H. Gelernter. Bert F. Green, Jr. John T. Gullahorn. Jeanne E. Gullahorn. J. R. Hansen. Carl I. Hovland. Earl B. Hunt. Kenneth Laughery. Robert K. Lindsay. D. W. Loveland. Marvin Minsky. Ulric Neisser. Allen Newell. A. L. Samuel. Oliver G. Selfridge. J. C. Shaw. Herbert A. Simon. James R. Slagle. Fred M. Tonge. A. M. Turing. Leonard Uhr. Charles Vossler. Alice K. Wolf.

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Anonymous says:

Classic computer science book This is the 1995 reprint of the original 1960s book. It has a new preface by Feigenbaum with help from Feldman that gives the history of the book. This is the first computer book I ever bought (after McCraken’s Fortran manual). I gave it away in about 1980 and have regretted ever since not still having it on my bookshelf.

Anonymous says:

Why this work is still in print after 50 years The table of contents speaks for itself:Computing machinery and intelligence (Mind, October 1950) A[lan] M[athison] TuringChess playing programs and the problem of complexity (IBM J. Res. Dev, October 1958) Allen Newell, J. C. Shaw, and H[erbert] A[lexander] SimonSome studies in machine learning using the game of checkers (IBM J. Res. Dev, July 1959) A. L. SamuelEmpirical explorations with the logic theory machine: a case study in heuristics…

Anonymous says:

50th anniversary of AI This book is to the field of Artificial Intelligence what Darwin’s Origin of the Species was to the idea of evolution. A historical document whose ideas are still being explored, it showcases all of the seminal papers and thinkers that began research in the area. These primary sources are invaluable for understanding the history of the AI, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary at the Boston AAAI conference as I type. Many of the very same authors and their students are presenting, still…

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