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Artificial Intelligence is the Holy Grail for many scientists. But will we ever be able to bring together the knowledge, skills and ideas that would be needed to make up a complete living being?

This was the question that fascinated Steve Grand when he decided to set about building 'Lucy'. Called an unscientific charlatan by some, a naïve fool by others, this 'self-taught tinkerer' deliberately eschewed large public grants and laboratory affiliation to pursue his revolutionary ideas.

In this compelling story, we live through the birth pains as Steve Grand battles against the odds to create one of the most advanced robots in existence.

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The inside story of the most intelligent robot in the world.

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For many scientists, artificial intelligence is the Holy Grail; but will ever be able to combine the knowledge, skills, and ideas needed to create a complete living being? This was the question that inspired Steve Grand when he set out to build "Lucy." Regarded as an unscientific charlatan by some, a naive fool by others, this "self-taught" tinkerer deliberately eschewed grants and laboratory affiliation to allow himself as much freedom as possible to pursue is revolutionary ideas. This is his account of battling the odds to create one of the most advanced robots in existence. Steve Grand is the inventor of the groundbreaking computer game, "Creatures." He was nominated by "THE SUNDAY TIMES as one of "The Brains Behind the 21st Century."

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Steve Grand is a self-taught scientist who has deliberately eschewed large public grants and laboratory affiliation so as to give himself the freedom required to put his revolutionary theories on artificial intelligence to the test. The result is Lucy, one of the most advanced research robots in existence, and it is Lucy's successes and failures which stand as indicators of the present state of robotics. The compelling story of Lucy's creation, all done in Steve's own home, is a fascinating mixture of human perseverance and cutting edge scientific endeavour.

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ISBN:
9780753818053
Author:
GRAND, STEVE
Publisher:
Phoenix House
Author:
Grand, Steve
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence - General
Subject:
Robotics
Subject:
Intelligence (AI) & Semantics
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
March 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
198 x 129 in.

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Computers and Internet » Artificial Intelligence » General
Computers and Internet » Artificial Intelligence » Robotics
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Growing Up with Lucy: How to Build an Android in Twenty Easy Steps
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"Synopsis" by , The inside story of the most intelligent robot in the world.
"Synopsis" by , For many scientists, artificial intelligence is the Holy Grail; but will ever be able to combine the knowledge, skills, and ideas needed to create a complete living being? This was the question that inspired Steve Grand when he set out to build "Lucy." Regarded as an unscientific charlatan by some, a naive fool by others, this "self-taught" tinkerer deliberately eschewed grants and laboratory affiliation to allow himself as much freedom as possible to pursue is revolutionary ideas. This is his account of battling the odds to create one of the most advanced robots in existence. Steve Grand is the inventor of the groundbreaking computer game, "Creatures." He was nominated by "THE SUNDAY TIMES as one of "The Brains Behind the 21st Century."
"Synopsis" by ,
Steve Grand is a self-taught scientist who has deliberately eschewed large public grants and laboratory affiliation so as to give himself the freedom required to put his revolutionary theories on artificial intelligence to the test. The result is Lucy, one of the most advanced research robots in existence, and it is Lucy's successes and failures which stand as indicators of the present state of robotics. The compelling story of Lucy's creation, all done in Steve's own home, is a fascinating mixture of human perseverance and cutting edge scientific endeavour.
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