Il libro è "di lavoro", nel senso che è formato da vari capitoli che raccontano i progetti portati avanti dal gruppo di ricerca sulle scienze cognitive guidato da Hofstadter. I lavori si basano sul cercare di vedere come un sistema possa riuscire a trovare delle analogie su ambienti molto specializzati: ad esempio, trovare l'elemento successivo di una serie di numeri, oppure risp ...more
This books has a couple of major problems:
First, Hofstadter keeps describing the computer programs he was working on.
"That book is 'required reading' for anyone who really wants to understand [the computer program] Copycat—definitely a worthwhile goal, in my book." pg. 301.
These programs were meant to simulate human cognition. But Hofstadter skips a key step. Instead of discussing his model of human cognition, he keeps discussing his model of the program.
Second, Hofstad ...more
A collection of papers authored by Hofstadter and the members of his Fluid Analogies Research Group, this book presents the results of many years work in cognitive science research.
Also included are a couple papers pointedly criticizing some other approaches in the field, the main criticism being a failure to model human cognition in a realistic way.
Hofstadter is always worth reading and this collection is no exception to the rule.
It goes into sufficient detail that a competent developer could probably reproduce the solutions
However, it is largely a collection of publish papers and hence is very repetitious to a degree that annoyed me.
This book is a collection of articles by Hofstadter and his fellow researchers that describe a series of computer programs developed to model the mechanics of analogy-making and creativity. At times I'd lament the level of detail, thinking "I don't ...more
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Hofstadter is the son of Nobel Prize-winning physici ...more