THE THINKING MACHINE by John Pfeiffer

THE THINKING MACHINE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here, for the information-seeking layman, is a consideration of the history of electronic computers, the elementary principles of their operation and design, examples of their current applications and those being planned for their future. With knowledge expanding explosively, the computer and its growing uses has become, in its brief lifetime, a modern phenomenon, and it is the digital not the analog type with which this book is concerned. The research that produced these high speed calculators which in turn heaped to speed other research: the advances in communicating with the machines; their many uses in military, business, government, industry, medicine, traffic, basic research areas; their display of artificial intelligence (""intellectronics"") to date; their progress in translation of foreign languages through recent development in linguistic rules and ; their relation to investigations of the human brain and the closer approach, for them, of directly like the brain; and the laboratory and practical backgrounds where they shown an "" of reliable complexity"". From M. I. T. and other experimental and testing, institutions, the material here should be of definite importance to every field in which machines such as these are valuable.

Pub Date: March 30th, 1962
Publisher: Lippincott