Superminds

Superminds

Author: Selmer Bringsjord

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401002837

Category: Philosophy

Page: 339

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This is the first book-length presentation and defense of a new theory of human and machine cognition, according to which human persons are superminds. Superminds are capable of processing information not only at and below the level of Turing machines (standard computers), but above that level (the "Turing Limit"), as information processing devices that have not yet been (and perhaps can never be) built, but have been mathematically specified; these devices are known as super-Turing machines or hypercomputers. Superminds, as explained herein, also have properties no machine, whether above or below the Turing Limit, can have. The present book is the third and pivotal volume in Bringsjord's supermind quartet; the first two books were What Robots Can and Can't Be (Kluwer) and AI and Literary Creativity (Lawrence Erlbaum). The final chapter of this book offers eight prescriptions for the concrete practice of AI and cognitive science in light of the fact that we are superminds.

Journey of the Mind: How Thinking Emerged from Chaos

Journey of the Mind: How Thinking Emerged from Chaos

Author: Ogi Ogas

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781324006589

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 843

Two neuroscientists reveal why consciousness exists and how it works by examining eighteen increasingly intelligent minds, from microbes to humankind—and beyond. Why do you exist? How did atoms and molecules transform into sentient creatures that experience longing, regret, compassion, and even marvel at their own existence? What does it truly mean to have a mind—to think? Science has offered few answers to these existential questions until now. Journey of the Mind is the first book to offer a unified account of the mind that explains how consciousness, language, self-awareness, and civilization arose incrementally out of chaos. The journey begins three billion years ago with the emergence of the universe’s simplest possible mind. From there, the book explores the nanoscopic archaeon, whose thinking machinery consists of a handful of molecules, then advances through amoebas, worms, frogs, birds, monkeys, and humans, explaining what each “new” mind could do that previous minds could not. Though they admire the triumph of human consciousness, Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam argue that humans are hardly the most sophisticated minds on the planet. The same physical principles that produce human self-awareness are leading cities and nation-states to develop “superminds,” and perhaps planting the seeds for even higher forms of consciousness. Written in lively, accessible language accompanied by vivid illustrations, Journey of the Mind is a mind-bending work of popular science, the first general book to share the cutting-edge mathematical basis for consciousness, language, and the self. It shows how a “unified theory of the mind” can explain the mind’s greatest mysteries—and offer clues about the ultimate fate of all minds in the universe.

Work Disrupted

Work Disrupted

Author: Jeff Schwartz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119762270

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 953

If you only read one book on the future of work, Work Disrupted: Opportunity, Resilience, and Growth in the Accelerated Future of Work should be that book. The future of work swept in sooner than expected, accelerated by Covid-19, creating an urgent need for new maps, new mindsets, new strategies-- and most importantly, a trusted guide to take us on this journey. That guide is Jeff Schwartz. A founding partner of Deloitte Consulting’s Future of Work practice, Schwartz brings clarity, humor, wisdom, and practical advice to the future of work, a topic surrounded by misinformation, fear, and confusion. With a fundamental belief in the power of human innovation and creativity, Schwartz presents the key issues, critical choices, and potential pitfalls that must be on everyone’s radar. If you're anxious about robots taking away your job in the future, you will take comfort in the realistic perspective, fact-based insights, and practical steps Schwartz offers. If you're not sure where to even begin to prepare, follow his level-headed advice and easy-to-follow action plans. If you're a business leader caught between keeping up, while also being thoughtful about the next moves, you will appreciate the playbook directed at you. If you're wondering how Covid-19 will change how and where you will work, Work Disrupted has you covered. Written in a conversational style by Schwartz, with Suzanne Riss, an award-winning journalist and book author, Work Disrupted offers a welcome alternative to books on the topic that lack a broad perspective or dwell on the problems rather than offer solutions. Timely and insightful, the book includes the impact of Covid-19 on our present and future work. Interviews with leading thinkers on the future of work offer additional perspectives and guidance.Cartoons created for the book by leading business illustrator Tom Fishburne bring to life the reader’s journey and the complex issues surrounding the topic. Told from the perspective of an economist, management advisor, and social commentator, Work Disrupted offers hope--and practical advice--exploring such topics as: How we frame what lies ahead is a critical navigational tool. Discover the signposts that can serve as practical guides for individuals who have families to support, mortgages to pay, and want to stay gainfully employed no matter what the future holds. The importance of recognizing the rapidly evolving opportunities in front of us. Learn how to build resilience—in careers, organizations, and leaders—for what lies ahead. Why exploring new mental models helps us discover the steps we need to take to thrive. Individuals can decide how to protect their livelihood while businesses and public institutions can consider how they can lead and support workforces to thrive in twenty-first-century careers and work. "Jeff's marvelous book is a roadmap for the new world of work with clear signposts. His insights will help readers discover opportunities, take action, and find hope in uncertain times. The ideas are fresh, beautifully crafted, and immediately applicable. This is not only a book to be read, but savored and used." —Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Partner, the RBL Group; Co-author Reinventing the Organization

Super Minds Starter Teacher's Resource Book

Super Minds Starter Teacher's Resource Book

Author: Susannah Reed

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107640139

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 56

View: 437

Super Minds is a seven-level course for young learners. This exciting seven-level course enhances your students' thinking skills, sharpening their memory and improving their concentration along with their language skills. Super Minds develops creativity with visualisation exercises and art and craft activities, explores social values with lively stories and encourages cross-curricular thinking with fascinating 'English for school' sections. This Starter Teacher's Resource Book contains worksheets for further vocabulary and grammar practice along with cross-curricular extension material.

Super Minds Level 3 Teacher's Resource Book with Audio CD

Super Minds Level 3 Teacher's Resource Book with Audio CD

Author: Kathryn Escribano

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107633964

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 80

View: 568

Super Minds is a seven-level course for young learners. This exciting seven-level course enhances your students' thinking skills, sharpening their memory and improving their concentration along with their language skills. Super Minds develops language with creative activities including role play and project work, explores social values with lively stories and encourages cross-curricular thinking with fascinating 'English for school' sections. This Level 3 Teacher's Resource Book contains end-of-unit evaluation tests, worksheets for further vocabulary and grammar practice along with cross-curricular extension material. The Audio CD includes all the listening material needed to accompany the tests.

Super Minds American English Level 5 Teacher's Book

Super Minds American English Level 5 Teacher's Book

Author: Melanie Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107604438

Category: Education

Page: 130

View: 309

Super Minds American English is a seven-level course for young learners. Written by a highly experienced author team, Super Minds enhances your students' thinking skills, improving their memory along with their language skills. For ease of use, this Level 5 Teacher's Book includes detailed lesson aims, clear instructions, and a vast array of extra activities. Class Audio CDs, including audio from the Student's Book and Workbook, are sold separately.

Super Minds American English Level 2 Teacher's Resource Book with Audio CD

Super Minds American English Level 2 Teacher's Resource Book with Audio CD

Author: Garan Holcombe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107604179

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 80

View: 752

Super Minds American English is a seven-level course for young learners. This exciting seven-level course enhances your students' thinking skills, sharpening their memory and improving their concentration along with their language skills. Super Minds develops creativity with visualization exercises, art activities and craft activities, explores social values with lively stories, and encourages cross-curricular thinking with fascinating 'English for school' sections. This Level 2 Teacher's Resource Book contains end-of-unit evaluation tests, worksheets for further vocabulary and grammar practice, along with cross-curricular extension material. The Audio CD includes all the listening material needed to accompany the tests.

Super Minds Level 1 Teacher's Book

Super Minds Level 1 Teacher's Book

Author: Melanie Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521220613

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 254

View: 269

Super Minds is a seven-level course for young learners. This exciting seven-level course enhances your students' thinking skills, improving their memory along with their language skills. Super Minds develops creativity with visualisation exercises and art and craft activities, explores social values with lively stories and encourages cross-curricular thinking with fascinating 'English for school' sections. For ease of use, this Level 1 Teacher's Book is interleaved with pages from the Student's Book. It includes detailed lesson aims, clear instructions and a vast array of extra activities.

Super Minds Level 5 Teacher's Resource Book with Audio CD

Super Minds Level 5 Teacher's Resource Book with Audio CD

Author: Garan Holcombe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107659490

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 511

Super Minds is a seven-level course for young learners. This exciting seven-level course enhances your students' thinking skills, improving their memory along with their language skills. Super Minds develops language creatively with activities including role play and project work. Social values are explored with lively stories and cross-curricular thinking is covered through fascinating 'English for school' sections. This Level 5 Teacher's Resource Book contains end-of-unit evaluation tests, worksheets for further vocabulary and grammar practice along with cross-curricular extension material. The Audio CD includes all the listening material needed to accompany the tests.

Super Minds American English Level 1 Teacher's Resource Book with Audio CD

Super Minds American English Level 1 Teacher's Resource Book with Audio CD

Author: Susannah Reed

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107694132

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 80

View: 816

Super Minds American English is a seven-level course for young learners. This exciting seven-level course enhances your students' thinking skills, sharpening their memory and improving their concentration along with their language skills. Super Minds develops creativity with visualization exercises, art activities and craft activities, explores social values with lively stories, and encourage cross-curricular thinking with fascinating 'English for school' sections. This Level 1 Teacher's Resource Book contains end-of-unit evaluation tests, worksheets for further vocabulary and grammar practice, along with cross-curricular extension material. The Audio CD includes all the listening material needed to accompany the tests.