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

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

Pages: 352

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.

A brief review of the book

How to create a mind – Book Review

Quotations from Kurzweil’s How to Create a Mind


Chapter 6: Transcendent Abilities

Chapter 8: The mind as computer

Chapter 9: Thought experiments on the mind

Download the summary of How to Create a Mind (PDF format)

 How to create a mind – Ray Kurzweil (PDF)