General information about the book
Book Title: How to create a mind
Second Title: The secret of human thought revealed
Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publication date: 28.Aug.2013
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Category: Non-fiction / Computer Science / Artificial Intelligence
Keywords: Brain, Mind, Thought Experiments, Artificial Intelligence, Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, Abstraction, Categorization
A short introduction to the book
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.