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This is a fascinating read - in fact it should be a must read.
This book gives a realistic appraisal of progress in artificial intelligence and sheds considerable light on these questions.
Here's a nice quote from Mencken which this book quotes part of: Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority.
Written by someone who has an instinct about how the future will turn out to be. I used this book to write my own futurist novel. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kieran
This reviewer's first contact with robotic A.I. was Hans Moravec's "Mind Children" which I read in the late 1980's and which persuaded me that real A.I. was possible. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Baraniecki Mark Stuart
J. Storrs Hall wrote a very insightful summary and popularization of the AI endeavor in his book, which might as well have been titled 'Before AI' because of its concise but... Read morePublished 17 months ago by haig shahinian
To start, i believe this is a fantastic book for at least two types of people:
-the casual reader or scifi type who'd love a high-level, and well written overview of... Read more
Maybe it's because I read it not long after reading Hofstadster's masterpiece "Godel, Escher, Bach", but I was slightly disappointed in Beyond AI. Read morePublished on September 16, 2008 by M. Richard
It's hard to express how much I am enjoying this book. The writing style is very active-voice and lucid. Read morePublished on May 21, 2008 by B. J. Paulsen
Before attempting to build the consciousness machine author must provide a proof that such phenomena is existing. Read morePublished on December 24, 2007 by Michael Zeldich