Abstract

Soon after the first commercial computers appeared in the early 1950s people began seeing analogies between computers and brains, and they wondered if computers could exhibit human-like intelligent behavior. Could computers be programmed to reason, learn, and plan? Could computers solve problems they weren’t explicitly programmed to solve?

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jon Pearce
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceSan Jose UniversitySan JoseUSA

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