The Emperors New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics

Paperback | May 2, 2016

byRoger Penrose

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For many decades, the proponents of "artificial intelligence" have maintained that computers will soon be able to do everything that a human can do. In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating tour through the basic principles of physics, cosmology,mathematics, and philosophy to show that human thinking can never be emulated by a machine.Oxford Landmark Science books are "must-read" classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

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For many decades, the proponents of "artificial intelligence" have maintained that computers will soon be able to do everything that a human can do. In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating tour through the basic principles of physics, cosmology,mathematics, and philosophy to show that hum...

Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS is the Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford, as well as an Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College. He is known for his work in mathematical physics, in particular for his contributions to general relativity and cosmology. His books include Shadows Of...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:640 pagesPublished:May 2, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198784929

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Table of Contents

Prologue1. Can a computer have a mind?2. Algorithms and Turing Machines3. Mathematics and Reality4. Truth, Proof, and Insight5. The Classical World6. Quantum Magic and Quantum Mystery7. Cosmology and the Arrow of Time8. In Search of Quantum Gravity9. Real brains and Model Brains10. Where Lies the Physics of the Mind?EpilogueReferencesIndex

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"I fail to see how anybody can remain unmoved by the book's central theme, which concerns the nature of human beings... His style is relaxed and entertaining, There are nuggets on almost every page." --Financial Times