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How to Build an Android: The True Story of Philip K. Dick's Robotic Resurrection

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In this remarkable behind-the-scenes narrative, David F. Dufty follows a group of scientists on their mission to create “Phil,” a life-size android of famed science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. We witness the obstacles the scientists encounter and the innovative solutions they apply to overcome them. The fact that the subject Phil was built to mimic was a man notoriously paranoid and fascinated by artificial intelligence colors the story all the way to its unforgettable end, when the robots head goes missing, never to be seen again. A riveting story that will capture science enthusiasts and general readers alike, How to Build An Android traces the line where artificial intelligence and humans collide.
 

About the Author

David F. Dufty is a senior research officer at the Australian Bureau of Statistics. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Memphis at the time the android was being developed and worked closely with the team of scientists who created it. He completed a psychology degree with honors at the University of Newcastle and has a PhD in psychology from Macquarie University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250032157
Author:
Dufty, David F
Publisher:
Picador USA
Author:
Dufty, David F.
Author:
Dufty, David
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Robotics
Subject:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence-Robotics
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 11 black-and-white photographs
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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