How to create a mind pdf version

How to create a mind (Info + Review + Summary + PDF)

General Information

Book Title: How to create a mind

Author: Ray Kurzweil

Publication date: 28.Aug.2013

Pages: 352

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Category: Non-fiction / Computer Science / Artificial Intelligene

Keywords: Brain, Mind, Thought Experiments, Artificial Intelligence, Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, Abstraction, Categorization

A Short Introduction

In How to Create a Mind, Ray Kurzweil tries to reverse-engineer the brain. He proposes a model which helps to understand the mechanisms behind the brain function.

He is seriously against the popular notion of brain/mind dualism and asserts that the mind is what the brain does.

Although not as popular as his other book, Singularity is near, still it’s one of the most debated books on the topic.

Review

How to create a mind – Book Review

Quotations from how to create a mind

Introduction

Chapter 6: Transcendent Abilities

Chapter 8: The mind as computer

Chapter 9: Thought experiments on the mind

Summary

How to create a mind – Ray Kurzweil (PDF)