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Overview

Introduction
Ghost in the Machines
by Jesse Emspak

 

Section 1: Faster, Smarter, Cheaper

1.1   The Next 20 Years of Microchips
        by The Editors

1.2   How to Build a Hypercomputer
        by Thomas Sterling

1.3   The Do It Yourself Supercomputer
        by William Hargrove, Forrest Hoffman, and Thomas Sterling

1.4   The Grid: Computing without Bounds
        by Ian Foster

 

Section 2: Thinking Machines: Ways of Being

2.1   Artificial Intelligence
        by Marvin L. Minsky

2.2   A Test for Consciousness
        by Christof Koch and Giulio Tononi

2.3   Electric Thoughts
        by Yvonne Raley

2.4   Machine Self-Awareness
        by Larry Greenemeier

2.5   Machines that Think for Themselves            
        by Yaser S. Abu-Mostafa

 

Section 3: Beyond Silicon

3.1   A Chip that Thinks like a Brain
        by Christopher Mims

3.2   Quantum Computing with Molecules
        by Neil Gershenfeld and Isaac L. Chuang

3.3   Optical Neural Computers
        by Yaser S. Abu Mostafa and Demetri Psaltis

 

Section 4: We, Robot

4.1   Rise of the Robo Scientists
        by Ross D. King

4.2   My Date with a Robot
        by Robert Epstein

4.3   Robot Be Good
        by Michael Anderson and Susan Leigh Anderson

4.4   Where are the Talking Robots?
        by Joshua K. Hartshome  

 

Section 5: The Hard Problems

5.1   The Elusive Goal of Machine Translation
        by Gary Stix

5.2   A Grandmaster Chess Machine
        by Feng-hsiung Hsu, Thomas Anantharaman, Murray Campbell, and Andreas Nowatzyk

5.3   The Machine that Would Predict the Future
        by David Weinberger

5.4   The Limits of Quantum Computers
        by Scott Aaronson