The book, Higher Intelligence, tells the story of a 10-year, breakthrough R&D project to develop and prototype an ‘artificial brain’ chip that will help computers autonomously learn new skills, rather than having to be programmed.
It is written by California-based computer expert Peter van der Made, The book is published by Vivid Publishing and is available as a printed book and as an e-book through Amazon and Barnes & Noble from the 7th of March.
Higher Intelligence details a decade-long quest to research the human brain with the aim to develop an artificial brain chip.
Computers are great tools for number crunching, statistical analysis or surfing the internet but their usefulness is limited when it comes to Artificial Intelligence.
For nearly 70 years, computer scientists have tried to develop programs that approach the intellect of a human, but to no avail. Humanoid intelligent robots are still fiction. Even the most sophisticated robots are nothing but programmed dolls.
- Can machines act with intelligence, think and show initiative?
- What is the definition of intelligence?
- How can be build a learning, intelligent machine?
- Once we have built such an intelligent machine, what will its impact on society be?
- Why has learning, a prime function of the brain, until now never been part of the Artificial Intelligence progress?
Higher Intelligence explores all these questions and gives insights into the function of the human brain. It sheds light on a new digital technology, an artificial brain chip that has the capability to learn and evolve.