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Artificial Life: The Tufts Symposium

Synopsis
Covers key issues discusses in the Artificial Intelligence and Darwinism Symposium held at Tufts University in March 1995, chaired by Professor Daniel Dennett. Examines how the study of the way in which biological brains and autonomous agents arose in the past may inform our efforts to build artificial brains and autonomous agents in the future. The 26 themes include evolutionary timescales, beauty and anthropomorphism, recombination, Minsky and learning, behaviour and intentionality, man as machine, teleology, the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence, the future of work. Includes 900 speech items, 33 minutes of video, 96 minutes of audio, 300 bibliographies, glossary and search terms.
Language
English
Medium
Multimedia; CD-ROM. Dual platform PC Windows/Apple Macintosh
Year of production
1997
Availability
Sale; 1997 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Notes
Downloadable demo from: http://www.oup.co.uk/alife
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
artificial intelligence; cognition; Darwin, Charles; origins of life

Credits

Writer
Daniel Dennett
Contributor
Bruce Mazlish; Daniel Dennett; Daniel Gell-Mann; David Haig; Hans Moravec; John Holland; Karl Sims; Kevin Kelly; Marvin Minsky; Oliver Selfridge; Pattie Maes; Rodney Brooks; Seymour Papert; Sherry Turkle

Distribution Formats

Type
CD-ROM

Production Company

Name

Oxford University Press

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Distributor

Name

Oxford University Press, Electronic Publishing

Email
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Phone
01865 267979
Fax
01865 267990
Address
Great Clarendon Street
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