The Allure of Machinic Life: Cybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI (MIT Press) Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0262515023
ISBN-10: 0262515024
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"John Johnston is to be applauded for his engaging and eminently readable assessment of the new, interdisciplinary sciences aimed at designing and building complex, life-like, intelligent machines. Cybernetics, information theory, chaos theory, artificial life, autopoiesis, connectionism, embodied autonomous agents -- it's all here!" -- Mark Bedau, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Reed College, and Editor-in-Chief, Artificial Life



"As a young researcher in the area of artificial intelligence (AI), I have enjoyedreading this book to better understand the roadmap of 'machinic life' and AI." -- I-Hsien Ting, Emerald Insight

About the Author

John Johnston is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Emory University in Atlanta. He is the author of Carnival of Repetition and Information Multiplicity.


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  • File Size: 5423 KB
  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Publisher: A Bradford Book (August 13, 2010)
  • Publication Date: August 13, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004FTQS0S
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