Originally published in 1986, in order to probe, dispute and analyse the role of artificial intelligence in cybernetic thought and information science, the author pursues this topic within its philosophical, behavioral and neurophysiological contexts, while drawing attention to cognitive issues. By elucidating the problems and potential associated with knowledge-based systems, the book emphasized the need to examine artificial intelligence in its own right.
Preface. Book 1: The Basic Issues of Information Technology 1. The Nature of the Problem 2. Some Preliminaries 3. Model Making Book 2: Artificial Intelligence 4. Vision and Perception 5. Learning, Problem Solving and Thinking 6. Language 7. Logic, Inference Making and Theorem-Proving 8. Knowledge-Based Systems. References. Index.
"Artificial Intelligence" (AI) a term coined in the 1950s actually dates back as far as 1943. Now very much in the public consciousness, AI research has fallen in and out of favour over the years. Routledge Library Editions: Artificial Intelligence brings together as one set, or individual volumes, a small interdisciplinary series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1970 and 1994. Covering ground in computer science, literature, philosophy, psychology, psychotherapy and sociology, this set is a fascinating insight into the development of ideas surrounding AI.