Mind and Machine offers both an up-to-date overview of central questions and topics in the philosophy of artificial intelligence, as well as a distinct stance on many of the key debates, all the while focusing on two central questions:
- Could a machine think? and
- Are we such machines?
The book covers the philosophical and historical foundations of AI, as well as specific topics in classical, connectionist, dynamical and embodied AI, including the Turing Test, the Chinese Room thought experiment, Gödelian arguments against AI, The Singularity, and a detailed discussion of many famous AI models. It also offers an annotated bibliography of suggested further readings, and can thus be used either as a standalone overview, or as a companion to a selection of key primary sources in AI.