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    The Computer and the Brain (Silliman Memorial Lectures) (Paperback) By (author) John Von Neumann, Foreword by Ray Kurzweil

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    DescriptionFirst published in 1958, John von Neumann's classic work "The Computer and the Brain" explored the analogies between computing machines and the living human brain. Von Neumann showed that the brain operates both digitally and analogically, but also has its own unique statistical language. And more than fifty years after its inception the "von Neumann architecture" - an organizational framework for computer design - still lies at the heart of today's machines. In his foreword to this new edition, Ray Kurzweil, a futurist famous for his own musings on the relationship between technology and consciousness, places von Neumann's work in a historical context and shows how it remains relevant today.


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    Title
    The Computer and the Brain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Von Neumann, Foreword by Ray Kurzweil
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300181111
    ISBN 10: 0300181116
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    LC classification: Q
    B&T General Subject: 229
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    B&T Merchandise Category: COM
    BIC subject category V2: UYD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26320
    Ingram Subject Code: XG
    Libri: I-XG
    BIC subject category V2: GPFC
    B&T Approval Code: A64606000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI036000
    Abridged Dewey: 003
    BISAC V2.8: COM004000
    DC22: 003.5
    B&T Approval Code: A93220000
    BISAC V2.8: COM017000
    DC23: 003.5
    Thema V1.0: GPFC, UYD
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    28 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    At the time of his death in February 1957, John von Neumann, renowned for his theory of games and his work at the Electronic Computer Project at the Institute for Advanced Study, was serving as a member of the Atomic Energy Commission. Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, author, and futurist who has written five books including The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology.