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Superminds

People Harness Hypercomputation, and More

  • Selmer Bringsjord
  • Michael Zenzen

Part of the Studies in Cognitive Systems book series (COGS, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Selmer Bringsjord, Michael Zenzen
    Pages 1-48
  3. Selmer Bringsjord, Michael Zenzen
    Pages 49-84
  4. Selmer Bringsjord, Michael Zenzen
    Pages 85-132
  5. Selmer Bringsjord, Michael Zenzen
    Pages 133-170
  6. Selmer Bringsjord, Michael Zenzen
    Pages 171-200
  7. Selmer Bringsjord, Michael Zenzen
    Pages 201-236
  8. Selmer Bringsjord, Michael Zenzen
    Pages 237-277
  9. Selmer Bringsjord, Michael Zenzen
    Pages 278-307
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 309-342

About this book

Introduction

This is the first book-length presentation and defense of a new theory of human and machine cognition, according to which human persons are superminds. Superminds are capable of processing information not only at and below the level of Turing machines (standard computers), but above that level (the "Turing Limit"), as information processing devices that have not yet been (and perhaps can never be) built, but have been mathematically specified; these devices are known as super-Turing machines or hypercomputers. Superminds, as explained herein, also have properties no machine, whether above or below the Turing Limit, can have. The present book is the third and pivotal volume in Bringsjord's supermind quartet; the first two books were What Robots Can and Can't Be (Kluwer) and AI and Literary Creativity (Lawrence Erlbaum). The final chapter of this book offers eight prescriptions for the concrete practice of AI and cognitive science in light of the fact that we are superminds.

Keywords

Turing test artificial animal artificial intelligence cognition cognitive science evolution knowledge knowledge representation logic modeling predicate logic robot

Authors and affiliations

  • Selmer Bringsjord
    • 1
  • Michael Zenzen
    • 1
  1. 1.Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)TroyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0283-7
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1095-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0283-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-0780
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