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Fuzzy Logic: The Revolutionary Computer Technology That Is Changing Our World

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Imagine a technology so revolutionary that it gives computers the ability to make decisions more like human beings. Professor Lofti Zadeh masterminded "fuzzy logic"--a way of programming computers to "make decisions" bases on imprecise data and complex situations. In "Fuzzy Logic," Daniel McNeill and Paul Freiberger relate the compelling tale of this remarkable new technol ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 14th 1994 by Simon Schuster (first published 1993)
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Oct 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting, but not enough "hard" details for technically-minded readers, who will want to follow up with other reading. ...more
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not quite enough detail on how fuzzy logic works, and now a little dated, but an interesting mathematical tale nonetheless.
Apr 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Classical logic forces all actions to be described by a rigid sequence of two option rules. By applying enough such rules, it is possible to eventually reach a reasonable approximation to the problem in question. However, such a method is cumbersome at best, so in 1964, Lotfi Zadeh, a professor of electrical engineering, invented a new reasoning system base on imprecise rules. Since the values are now placed within specified ranges, the system was given the unfortunate name "fuzzy." Eventually ...more
Apr 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is great! The authors of Fuzzy Logic explain the history and the many uses of fuzzy logic clearly and concisely. It is really fun to explore the history of such a fascinating new science, and the book also does a good job going into the modern applications. My only problem with the book is that the authors fail to explain precisely what fuzzy logic is. If I had not already understood fuzzy logic before I read the book, I would barely have enjoyed it at all.
Jun 23, 2008 rated it liked it
Again, it's been years since I read this, but I learned how Japanese trains can slow down very quickly and still be smooth and how cameras are programmed to avoid shaky hands. They figured out how to have a percentage on/off switch. Not just 1111 or 0000 (which mean on or off in bit language or something..hey I'm an arts person), but part of that. Great reading for the scientifically curious but unskilled! ...more
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Great intro to Fuzzy Logic: This was the first fuzzy book I read. Just picked it up randomly, wondering what fuzzy is all about. It's easy to understand, non-technical, and very enlightening. If you are curious about fuzzy logic, or want to explore what could result in a major step forward in machine "intellegence" check out this book. I only gave it an 8 (not 10) because Kosko's "Fuzzy Thinking" is the best I've read. This book is not on the same level, but still very good. ...more
Viet Phuong
Somehow over-dramatizing the birth, struggle, and rise of fuzzy logic with not enough understandable explanation, the book seemed to be written by two "hard-core" fans of fuzzy logic and was thus lack a decent degree of neutrality as a scientific non-fiction. ...more
Chris Tabor
Sep 25, 2014 rated it liked it
definitely a good read, though very little technical aspects are covered, and it mostly centers around the history of how fuzzy logic came to be.
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