A Brief History of Computing The history of computing has its origins at the outset of civilization. As towns and communities evolved there was a need for increasingly sophisticated calculations. This book traces the evolution of computation, from early civilisations 3000 B.C. to the latest key developments in modern times.
This useful and lively text provides a...
Mind Design II: Philosophy, Psychology, and Artificial Intelligence "Ming Design II is a welcome update of its predecessor, itself a useful compendium on the philosophy of cognitive science. This new volume retains the intellectual foundations, and some discussions of classical AI built on them, while adding connectionism, situated AI, and dynamic systems theory as extra storeys. Which of these is... Turing (A Novel about Computation) Our hero is Turing, an interactive tutoring program and namesake (or virtual emanation?) of Alan Turing, World War II code breaker and father of computer science. In this unusual novel, Turing's idiosyncratic version of intellectual history from a computational point of view unfolds in tandem with the story of a love affair involving Ethel, a...
Unconventional Computation: 10th International Conference, UC 2011, Turku, Finland, June 6-10
The 10th International Conference on Unconventional Computation, UC 2011,
was organized under the auspices of EATCS and Academia Europaea, by the
Department of Mathematics of the University of Turku (Turku, Finland), and the
Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (Auckland,
New Zealand). The event was held in...
Computer Science: The Hardware, Software and Heart of It
Computer Science: The Hardware, Software and Heart of It focuses on the deeper aspects of the two recognized subdivisions of Computer Science, Software and Hardware. These subdivisions are shown to be closely interrelated as a result of the stored-program concept. Computer Science: The Hardware, Software and Heart of It includes certain...
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