The Cambridge Quintet: A Work Of Scientific Speculation
Well, perhaps they would say that they ...more
L'intelligenza artificiale , a mio avviso, la branca pi nobile dell'informatica essa incarna il tentativo da parte del genere umano di conferire ad un ammasso di silicio la possibili di affrontare problematiche fino ad oggi lasciate in appannaggio all'essere umano.
In questa fiction scentifica Casti riunisce allo stesso "tavolo" cinque mostri sacri della scienza del secolo scorso: Turing, Wittgenstein, Schrdinger, Snow e Haldane per dibattere sulla...more
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In the introduction Casti goes to great length to point out that he is writing 'scientific fiction' not 'science fiction' - (a) get over yourself (b) you aren't slumming it by writing ...more
I am reminded, just briefly, of an old favorite - Van Loon's Lives - wherein Hendrick Van Loon invites historical characters to a series of dinners and takes the opportunity of discussing their lives and works.
As a mathematician and researcher, Casti received his Ph.D. under Richard Bellman at the University of Southern California. He worked at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA, and served on the faculties of the University of Arizona, New York University and Princeton University, before moving to Vienna in 1973 to become one ...more