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Robots unlimited : life in a virtual age

Author
Levy, David N. L.
Title
Robots unlimited : life in a virtual age / David Levy.
Format
Book
Published
Wellesley, MA : A K Peters, 2006.
Description
xv, 450 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 425-437) and index.
Contents
  • pt. I. An early history of artificial intelligence
  • 1. Early history : logic, games and speech
  • Early logic machines
  • Electrical logic machines
  • Early games machines
  • Konrad Zuse and the first computer
  • Mechanical speech synthesis
  • Electrical speech synthesis
  • Speech recognition
  • 2. Early history : robots, thought, creativity, learning and translation
  • Robot tortoises
  • Alan Turing
  • Creativity
  • Machine learning
  • Machine translation
  • The 1956 Dartmouth workshop.
  • pt. II. Fifty years of progress
  • 3. How computers play games
  • Chess
  • Checkers (Draughts)
  • Using databases to solve other games
  • Go : the most difficult game of all
  • Playing metagames : programs that learn to play from the rules
  • Games with imperfect information and games with chance
  • 4. How computers recognize
  • Visual recognition : how computers see
  • Some applications of computer vision
  • Speech recognition
  • Taste recognition
  • Smell recognition
  • The recognition of creative style
  • 5. Creative computers
  • How computers write poetry
  • How computers write fiction
  • How computers write non-fiction
  • How computers compose music
  • How computers create visual art
  • 6. How computers think
  • What is logic?
  • Logical reasoning
  • Problem solving
  • Planning
  • Commonsense reasoning
  • Case based reasoning
  • How computers learn
  • How computers discover and invent
  • Knowledge discovery
  • Expert systems
  • 7. How computers communicate
  • Natural language processing
  • Text-to-speech synthesis
  • 8. Things to do for robots
  • Robot soccer
  • A robot sports miscellany
  • The robot chauffeur
  • Urban search-and-rescue robots
  • Robot surgeons
  • Gastrobots
  • Domestic robots
  • The robot grand challenge
  • Humanoid robots.
  • pt. III. The next fifty years
  • 9. The exponential growth of scientific achievements
  • What is exponential growth?
  • Moore's law of computing power
  • The optical computer
  • The DNA computer
  • The molecular computer (Nano-machines)
  • The quantum computer
  • Computer memory
  • The knowledge explosion
  • Some views of the future
  • Super-robots
  • 10. Emotion and love, Al style
  • Functions of emotion
  • Psychological theories of emotion
  • Feeling emotions for others
  • Humans feeling affections for robots : the Tamagotchi
  • Five criteria from emotions
  • Models of emotion in robots
  • Empathy : how robots recognize and measure emotions in humans
  • Mind reading
  • How robots express emotion
  • Robot personality
  • Love and marriage with robots : an acceptable idea?
  • 11. Sex and reproduction, Al style
  • Sex with robots
  • Intelligent sex machines
  • Experiments with sexbots
  • The mechanics of sex with robots
  • When can I buy one?
  • Dominic Choy's patent application
  • Robot reproduction
  • Robot evolution
  • Robot offspring, with a dash of human added
  • 12. Robot consciousness
  • What is consciousness?
  • Can robots have consciousness?
  • Robot feelings
  • Robot hopes and wishes
  • Can robots have beliefs?
  • Robot dreams
  • Can robots have free will?
  • The religious life of robots
  • 13. Robot rights and ethics
  • The rights of robots
  • Robot ethics.
Kinsey subjects
Sex customs.
Genre heading
History.
ISBN
1568812396
9781568812397

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
183 L48 r6 2006
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute