Diego Rasskin-Gutman has gracefully surveyed modern ideas about artificial intelligence in a context of brain structure and function and of contemporary views about cognitive science. This wide-ranging book is unified by considering the game of chess, a rich source of metaphors relating to human problem solving, and the domain of the greatest victory for artificial intelligence.
(Charles F. Stevens, Professor, The Salk Institute)
[G]iven its rich discussion of how chess programs have developed, Chess Metaphors should appeal to both chess enthusiasts and those interested in cognition and the mind.
(Melody Jue The Information Society
This book, in an accessible but profound way, approaches difficult but essential questions about the function of two types of intelligence destined to coexist as parent and child: human intelligence and artificial intelligence.
(Miguel Illescas Córdoba, International Chess Grand Master, Director, Chess Education and Technology, Spain)
From the inner works of the brain to automata and artificial intelligence, Rasskin-Gutman's book offers a window to chess that goes far beyond the game itself. As in chess, it also opens multiple paths for looking at how the mind works and builds metaphors. A fascinating read.
(Ricard V. Sole, ICREA Research Professor, Complex Systems Lab (UPF), Parc Recerca Biomedica de Barcelona)
About the Author
Diego Rasskin-Gutman is Research Associate and Head of the Theoretical Biology Research Group at the Institute Cavanilles for Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, University of Valencia, Spain.