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Knowing Your Mind explains what the human mind is, how human intelligence differs from computer intelligence, and where our minds appear to be taking us, drawing upon the latest developments in neuroscience and artificial intelligence.
This scientific, academic work also manages to be approachable. The writing style makes it understandable for those who may not have a scientific background (like myself). I like that this book uses a wide range of analogies throughout. I found it helped me to understand the concepts being discussed.
The ideas in the book develop gradually, from an understanding of human development and the human brain to the development of AI and the discussion of Super Intelligences and other intelligent life forms (e.g. aliens).
Anybody who enjoyed Sapiens (by Yuval Harari), or Life 3.0 (by Max Tegmark), will almost certainly enjoy this book.
Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading Ambassador
To understand ourselves, and our place in the universe . . . is this not our greatest quest? Today, we are closer than ever before to gaining this knowledge. Neuroscience is uncovering the complexities of the brain, the organ which ultimately defines us. Artificial Intelligence is producing machines with human-like abilities: recognising faces, driving cars, beating us at games we invented. The relationship between these two disciplines, each learning from the other, improves our understanding of human intelligence. Drawing upon progress made in neuroscience and artificial intelligence, this book answers major questions about the human mind and where it is taking us, addressing topics as diverse as consciousness, free will, and the search for meaning in the universe. Anybody with an interest in the human condition will find this book thought-provoking.
Publication date: 08/04/2020
Publisher: Independently published
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