The Cambridge Handbook of Artificial Intelligence

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Keith Frankish, William M. Ramsey
Cambridge University Press, Jun 12, 2014 - Computers - 354 pages
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Artificial intelligence, or AI, is a cross-disciplinary approach to understanding, modeling, and creating intelligence of various forms. It is a critical branch of cognitive science, and its influence is increasingly being felt in other areas, including the humanities. AI applications are transforming the way we interact with each other and with our environment, and work in artificially modeling intelligence is offering new insights into the human mind and revealing new forms mentality can take. This volume of original essays presents the state of the art in AI, surveying the foundations of the discipline, major theories of mental architecture, the principal areas of research, and extensions of AI such as artificial life. With a focus on theory rather than technical and applied issues, the volume will be valuable not only to people working in AI, but also to those in other disciplines wanting an authoritative and up-to-date introduction to the field.
 

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Contents

Foundations
4
History motivations and core themes
15
Philosophical foundations
34
Philosophical challenges
64
GOFAI
89
Connectionism and neural networks
108
Dynamical systems and embedded cognition
128
Learning
151
Reasoning and decision making
191
Language and communication
213
Actions and agents
232
Artificial emotions and machine consciousness
247
Robotics
269
wooden blocks on its way back to its recharging hutch
271
Artificial life
296
The ethics of artificial intelligence
316

Perception and computer vision
168
measures the amount of light traveling along a ray
169
Lowe 2004
176
Glossary
335
Index
343
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Keith Frankish is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Open University and Adjunct Professor with the Brain and Mind Program in Neurosciences at the University of Crete. He is the author of Mind and Supermind (Cambridge, 2004) and Consciousness (2005). He is co-editor of In Two Minds: Dual Processes and Beyond (with Jonathan St B. T. Evans, 2009), New Waves in Philosophy of Action (with Jes s H. Aguilar and Andrei A. Buckareff, 2010) and The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science (with William Ramsey, Cambridge, 2012).

William M. Ramsey is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is the author of Representation Reconsidered (Cambridge, 2007) and co-editor of Philosophy and Connectionist Theory (with David Rumelhart and Stephen Stich, 1991), Rethinking Intuition (with Michael DePaul, 1998) and The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science (with Keith Frankish, Cambridge, 2012).

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