Giant brains; or, Machines that think by Edmund Callis Berkeley

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Author Berkeley, Edmund Callis, 1909-1988
Title Giant brains; or, Machines that think
Original Publication United States: John Wiley & Sons,1949.
Contents Can machines think? what is a mechanical brain? -- Languages: systems for handling information -- A machine that will think: the design of a very simple mechanical brain -- Counting holes: punch-card calculating machines -- Measuring: Massachusetts Institute of Technology's differential analyzer no. 2 -- Accuracy to 23 digits: Harvard's IBM automatic sequence-controlled calculator -- Speed, 5000 additions a second: Moore School's ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator) -- Reliability, no wrong results: Bell Laboratories general-purpose relay calculator -- Reasoning: the Kalin-Burkhart logical-truth calculator -- An excursion: the future design of machines that think -- The future: machines that think, and what they might do for men -- Social control: machines that think, and how society may control them -- Supplements: Words and ideas. Mathematics. References.
Credits Tim Lindell and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at https://www.pgdp.net (This book was produced from images made available by the HathiTrust Digital Library.)
Language English
LoC Class QA: Science: Mathematics
Subject Computers -- Popular works
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