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Beyond Zero and One: Machines, Psychedelics, and Consciousness

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Beyond Zero and One: Machines, Psychedelics, and Consciousness

By  Andrew Smart , Read by  Victor Bevine
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Can we build a robot that trips on acid? This is not a frivolous question, according to neuroscientist Andrew Smart. If we can't, he argues, we haven't really created artificial intelligence. In an exposition reminiscent of crossover works such as G del, Escher, Bach and Fermat's Last Theorem, Andrew Smart weaves together Mangarevan binary numbers, the discovery of LSD, Leibniz, computer programming, and much more to connect the vast but largely forgotten world of psychedelic research with the resurgent field of AI and the attempt to build conscious robots. A book that draws on the history of mathematics, philosophy, and digital technology, Beyond Zero and One challenges fundamental assumptions underlying artificial intelligence. Is the human brain based on computation? Can information alone explain human consciousness and intelligence? Smart convincingly makes the case that true intelligence, and artificial intelligence, requires an appreciation of what is beyond the computational.

ISBN: 9781531869557

ISBN-10: 9781531869557

Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance

Publication Date: 09/13/2016 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/13/2016 - 12:00am

Language: English

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