Metamagical Themas


Douglas Hofstadter


Philosophy, artificial intelligence

Recommended by Eliezer Yudkowsky (see below).

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Douglas Hofstadter returns with this compendium of articles published in his column at Scientific American. Self-referential sentences, logical games, the power of language over the mind, the wellsprings of creativity, typefaces, Rubik's Cubes, Lisp, Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, Alan Turing, analogies, the amazing Copycat AI, stumbling-blocks in the field of artificial intelligence, the genetic code, psychological games. Plus "The Prisoner's Dilemma Computer Tournaments and the Evolution of Cooperation" and "Irrationality is the Square Root of All Evil", both of which should be required reading for anyone who wants to live on a planet with other people.

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