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 (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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EBook-No. 68991
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Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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