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    DescriptionWhen we play the ancient and noble game of chess, we grapple with ideas about honesty, deceitfulness, bravery, fear, aggression, beauty, and creativity, which echo (or allow us to depart from) the attitudes we take in our daily lives. Chess is an activity in which we deploy almost all our available cognitive resources; therefore, it makes an ideal laboratory for investigation into the workings of the mind. Indeed, research into artificial intelligence (AI) has used chess as a model for intelligent behavior since the 1950s. In Chess Metaphors, Diego Rasskin-Gutman explores fundamental questions about memory, thought, emotion, consciousness, and other cognitive processes through the game of chess, using the moves of thirty-two pieces over sixty-four squares to map the structural and functional organization of the brain. Rasskin-Gutman focuses on the cognitive task of problem solving, exploring it from the perspectives of both biology and AI. Examining AI researchers' efforts to program a computer that could beat a flesh-and-blood grandmaster (and win a world chess championship), he finds that the results fall short when compared to the truly creative nature of the human mind.

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    Chess Metaphors
    Artificial Intelligence and the Human Mind
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Diego Rasskin-Gutman, Translated by Deborah Klosky
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9780262182676
    ISBN 10: 026218267X

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.9
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    B&T General Subject: 710
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    BISAC V2.8: TEC037000, PSY008000
    DC22: 794.101/9
    LC classification: GV1448 .R3713 2009
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    Illustrations note
    58 b&w illus.
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Diego Rasskin-Gutman is Research Associate and Head of the Theoretical Biology Research Group at the Institute Cavanilles for Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, University of Valencia, Spain.
    Review quote
    [G]iven its rich discussion of how chess programs have developed, Chess Metaphors should appeal to both chess enthusiasts and those interested in cognition and the mind. -- Melody Jue The Information Society