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Massachusetts Inst of Tec
25 December 2018
Science fiction; Classic science fiction; Short stories; Mathematics & Sciences; Short Stories Sci-Fi; Robots; Society
Series: The MIT Press
Six classic science fiction stories and commentary that illustrate and explain key algorithms or principles of artificial intelligence.

This book presents six classic science fiction stories and commentary that illustrate and explain key algorithms or principles of artificial intelligence. Even though all the stories were originally published before 1973, they help readers grapple with two questions that stir debate even today: how are intelligent robots programmed? and what are the limits of autonomous robots? The stories-by Isaac Asimov, Vernor Vinge, Brian Aldiss, and Philip K. Dick-cover telepresence, behavior-based robotics, deliberation, testing, human-robot interaction, the uncanny valley, natural language understanding, machine learning, and ethics. Each story is preceded by an introductory note, As You Read the Story, and followed by a discussion of its implications, After You Have Read the Story. Together with the commentary, the stories offer a nontechnical introduction to robotics. The stories can also be considered as a set of-admittedly fanciful-case studies to be read in conjunction with more serious study.

Contents Stranger in Paradise by Isaac Asimov, 1973 Runaround by Isaac Asimov, 1942 Long Shot by Vernor Vinge, 1972 Catch That Rabbit by Isaac Asimov, 1944 Super-Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss, 1969 Second Variety by Philip K. Dick, 1953
Introduction by:   Robin R. Murphy (Raytheon Professor of Computer Science & Engineering Texas A&M University)
Contributions by:   Robin R. Murphy (Raytheon Professor of Computer Science & Engineering Texas A&M University), Isaac Asimov, Vernor Vinge
Edited by:   Robin R. Murphy (Raytheon Professor of Computer Science & Engineering Texas A&M University)
Imprint:   Massachusetts Inst of Tec
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 13mm
ISBN:   9780262536264
ISBN 10:   0262536269
Series:   The MIT Press
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   25 December 2018
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  General/trade ,  ELT Advanced ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Robin R. Murphy is Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, where she is also Director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue. She is the author of Introduction to AI Robotics and Disaster Robotics and the editor of Robotics Through Science Fiction (all published by the MIT Press). Robin R. Murphy is Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, where she is also Director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue. She is the author of Introduction to AI Robotics and Disaster Robotics and the editor of Robotics Through Science Fiction (all published by the MIT Press). Robin R. Murphy is Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, where she is also Director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue. She is the author of Introduction to AI Robotics and Disaster Robotics and the editor of Robotics Through Science Fiction (all published by the MIT Press).

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