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Report as inappropriate. Sadly, Kurzweil doesn't answer the question that titles his book, "how to create a mind". Although his explanations of how intelligent systems work are quite informative, his conclusions on consciousness are supported by a erroneous logic. He believes that computers can become conscious.
Someone will have to prove how a machine that simply executes determined instructions after to its inputs can create a conscious entity not just look like one. However, it's a great book for those who want to know more about the AI field. Makes you think, many interesting insights. Recommended … Show more Show less. This is a great book. It is highly informative and written to be understood by all. Very much enjoyed the details and story telling style Filled with extensive knowledge of techological history and accurate predictions of the future.
I especially enjoyed reading the philosophical chapters about the counciesness, identity and free will. I think I finally have an understanding about how the brain creates the mind but I need to re read again. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author's style Explain the rating you gave Don't Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book's price Recap the plot. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information.
Would you like us to take another look at this review? No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! You've successfully reported this review. We appreciate your feedback. Kurzweil — who is better known for his book The Singularity Is Near — has worked extensively in areas such as optical character recognition, speech recognition and text-to-speech synthesis. His company Kurzweil Technologies has a joint venture with the National Federation of the Blind called knfb Reading Technology to create reading products for people with disabilities.
One of Blio's major advantages over current e-book readers is that the software offers a full color experience. E Ink, which is the black-and-white display used currently in almost all e-readers, works best for text, and even then most e-books still look ugly , thanks to design limitations in the readers.
Blio actually lays out the "pages" as they would be seen on paper, with typography and illustrations copied across. It also supports video and animation. In some ways, it's reminiscent of the interactive magazine applications also meant for upcoming tablet devices shown off by the likes of Time Warner, Popular Science publisher Bonnier and Wired's parent company Conde Nast. Add to that some nifty features such as text-to-speech and the ability to synchronize things like bookmarks, highlights and the page you last read across multiple devices, and it makes for an interesting e-reader.
For publishers, says Kurzweil the advantage is that Blio preserves the original book's format, including typsetting, layout, fonts and pagination. Though it sounds nifty, Blio is up against some stiff competition. Kurzweil and his team are betting against the trend of dedicated e-reader devices such as Kindle, Nook and Sony Reader. Blio could fit well on those tablets.
Blio will also go up against existing e-reader software such as Stanza for the desktop. Barnes and Noble also plans to offer desktop and smartphone-based e-reader software that will work with its Nook.