Artificial Intelligence and Scientific Method
By (author) Donald Gillies
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Artificial Intelligence and Scientific Method by Donald Gillies
Book DescriptionArtificial Intelligence and Scientific Method examines the remarkable advances made in the field of AI over the past twenty years, discussing their profound implications for philosophy. Taking a clear, non-technical approach, Donald Gillies focuses on two key topics within AI: machine learning in the Turing tradition and the development of logic programming and its connection with non-monotonic logic. Demonstrating how current views on scientific method are challenged by this recent research, he goes on to suggest a new framework for the study of logic. Finally, Professor Gillies draws on work by such seminal thinkers as Bacon, Godel, Popper, Penrose, and Lucas to address the hotly contested question of whether computers might become intellectually superior to human beings.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198751595
(216mm x 136mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Donald Gillies
Donald Gillies is Professor of the Philosophy of Science and Mathematics at King's College, London. His books include An Objective Theory of Probability (1973), Revolutions in Mathematics (1992), and Philosophy of Science in the Twentieth Century (1993). He was the editor of the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science from 1982 to 1985.
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