Seminal book by AI pioneer Marvin Minsky. In roughly 200 one-page chapters, Minsky outlines a view of how the human mind may work. Although he offers relatively little hard evidence, Minsky's theories and constructs seem entirely plausible, especially as a foundation for Artificial Intelligence. Minsky's fundamental assertion is that the mind consists of a large number of "dumb" agents that perform simple tasks. Through their interconnectedness, these agents form what we call "intelligence." Written in 1986, this book is still very much worth reading.

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