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The Muse in the Machine: Computerizing the Poetry of Human Thought

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A leading mind in the world of artificial intelligence answers the provocative question: “Can we introduce emotion into the computer?”

Can we introduce emotion into the computer? David Gelernter, one of the leading lights in artificial intelligence today, begins The Muse in the Machine with this provocative question. In providing an answer, he not only points to a future re
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 15th 2002 by Free Press (first published January 1st 1994)
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Mangoo
Concentrarsi sull'aspetto analitico ma distaccato, penetrante ma non empatico del pensiero umano potrebbe essere assai riduttivo. Secondo Gelernter, questo sarebbe soltanto un estremo del continuum di possibilità, di stati di pensiero, cui la mente umana ha accesso. E che tutti in realtà sperimentiamo quotidianamente. L'estremo opposto è quello del pensiero non focalizzato, fatto di ricordi concreti e non astratti, di sentimenti ed emozioni completi.
L'osservazione chiave è che le emozioni inter
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Alexi Parizeau
I loved the intention of this book. While it couldn't deliver any real answers, what I appreciated the most was the vision it offered for the possible role of emotions in the explanation of human cognition (as well as what that might mean for attempts at AI).
Nate
Gelernter presents ideas for building thinking, feeling machines with help from the English romantics and ends up with a method to gain a better understand of strange passages of the Old Testament. Awesome read for computer morons.

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George McCorkle 1 2 Mar 13, 2013 07:42PM  
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David Hillel Gelernter (born March 5, 1955) is an artist, writer, and professor of computer science at Yale University. He is a former national fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and senior fellow in Jewish thought at the Shalem Center, and sat on the National Endowment for the Arts. He publishes widely; his work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, LA Times, Weekly Sta ...more
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