The Sciences of the Artificial

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Ranked #64 in Artificial Intelligence, Ranked #92 in Abstract

Continuing his exploration of the organization of complexity and the science of design, this new edition of Herbert Simon's classic work on artificial intelligence adds a chapter that sorts out the current themes and tools -- chaos, adaptive systems, genetic algorithms -- for analyzing complexity and complex systems. There are updates throughout the book as well. These take into account important advances in cognitive psychology and the science of design while confirming and extending the book's basic thesis: that a physical symbol system has the necessary and sufficient means for intelligent... more

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Alan Kay A much stronger way to think about computing — and what 'Computer Science' might mean. (Source)

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