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The Digital Mind: How Science is Redefining Humanity

Arlindo Oliveira


This book addresses the connections between computers, life, evolution, brains, and minds. Digital computers are recent and have changed our society. However, they represent just the latest way to process information, using algorithms to create order out of chaos. Before computers, the job of processing information was done by living organisms, which are nothing more than complex information processing devices, shaped by billions of years of evolution. The most advanced of these information processing devices is the human brain. Brains enable humans to process information in a way unparallele ... More

Keywords: Brains, Minds, Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, Algorithms, Computers, Technological singularity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262036030
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036030.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arlindo Oliveira, author
Instituto Superior Técnico