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Darwin among the machines :the evolution of global intelligence

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Publisher Comments:

As timely now as it was when it was first published in 1997, Darwin Among the Machines tells the story of humankind’s long journey into the digital age. Historian of technology George Dyson traces the course of the information revolution, illuminating the lives and work of visionaries—from Thomas Hobbes to John von Neumann—who foresaw the development of artificial intelligence, artificial life, and artificial mind. Weaving a convincing, occasionally frightening narrative of the evolution of the global network, Dyson explores the limits of Darwinian evolution to suggest what lies ahead. Computer programs and worldwide networks are combining to produce an evolutionary theater in which the distinctions between nature and technology are increasingly obscured, he argues. We are living in the midst of an experiment—one that echoes the prehistory of human intelligence and the origins of life. Now in a new paperback edition, this classic work on the emergence of collective mechanical intelligence will resonate for generations to come.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-261) and index.

About the Author

George Dyson is a historian of technology and the author of Turing’s Cathedral, Baidarka, and Project Orion. He lives in Washington State.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780201406498
Author:
Dyson, George
Publisher:
Basic Books
Author:
Dyson, George B.
Location:
Reading, Mass. :
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence
Subject:
Neural Networks
Subject:
Neural networks (computer science)
Subject:
Artificial life.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Evolution
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second Edition, Second Edition
Series:
Helix Books
Series Volume:
vol. v, 1897
Publication Date:
20120904
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 13
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 18

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