How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

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How does the brain recognise images? Could computers drive? How is it possible for man-made programmes to beat the worlds best chess players? In this fascinating look into the human mind, Ray Kurzweil relates the advanced brain processes we take for granted in our everyday lives, our sense of self and intellect and explains how artificial intelligence, once only the province of science fiction, is rapidly catching up. Effortlessly unravelling the complexity of his subject, unfolding such key areas as love, learning and logic, he shows how the building blocks for our future machines exist underneath. Kurzweil examines the radical possibilities of a world in which humans and intelligent machines could live side by side.

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Ray Kurzweil is the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence --Bill Gates

Kurzweil knows a lot about new technology and he knows how to make it sound fun. He is dazzling in his enthusiasm for things to come, and has a grasp of the exciting developments pulsing through the intersection of science and technology --Financial Times

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Ray Kurzweil is the world-renowned inventor, thinker and futurist. A recipient of the National Medal of Technology and 12 honorary doctorates, he is the author of six books, and has been described by the Wall Street Journal as the restless genius. His bestselling book The Singularity is Near is also published by Duckworth.

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