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Title The emperor's new mind : concerning computers, minds and the laws of physics / Roger Penrose.
Author Penrose, Roger, author.
Publication [Old Saybrook (Conn.)] : Tantor Audio, 2019.
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (18 hr., 34 min., 02 sec.)) : digital
Time 183402
Description digital rdatr
audio file rdaft
Call # eAUDIO
Performer Read by Julian Elfer.
Summary For decades, proponents of artificial intelligence have argued that computers will soon be doing everything that a human mind can do. Admittedly, computers now play chess at the grandmaster level, but do they understand the game as we do? Can a computer eventually do everything a human mind can do? In this absorbing and frequently contentious book, Roger Penrose puts forward his view that there are some facets of human thinking that can never be emulated by a machine. The book's central concern is what philosophers call the "mind-body problem." Penrose examines what physics and mathematics can tell us about how the mind works, what they can't, and what we need to know to understand the physical processes of consciousness. He is among a growing number of physicists who think Einstein wasn't being stubborn when he said his "little finger" told him that quantum mechanics is incomplete, and he concludes that laws even deeper than quantum mechanics are essential for the operation of a mind. To support this contention, Penrose takes the listener on a dazzling tour that covers such topics as complex numbers, Turing machines, complexity theory, quantum mechanics, formal systems, Godel undecidability, phase spaces, Hilbert spaces, black holes, white holes, Hawking radiation, entropy, quasicrystals, and the structure of the brain.
Note Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed December 03, 2019).
Subject Artificial intelligence -- Popular works.
Thought and thinking -- Popular works.
Physics -- Philosophy -- Popular works.
Science -- Philosophy -- Popular works.
Genre Audiobooks.
Downloadable audio books.
Addl. Author Elfer, Julian, narrator.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9781515943839 (electronic audio bk.)
1515943836 (electronic audio bk.)

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