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Footnotes in History
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,360. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
Some events in history are so obscured by legend that hardly anybody knows how things really happened. Some legends are self-perpetuating and facts get ignored by certain authors or are unknown to them. In chronicling history, it appears to be sufficient to parrot what somebody else said to the point that the truth just appears as footnotes.
Building the Second Mind: 1956 and the Origins of Artificial Intelligence Computing
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,250. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Building the Second Mind: 1956 and the Origins of Artificial Intelligence Computing tells the history of the origins of AI. As the field that seeks to do things that would be considered intelligent if a human being did them, AI is a constant of human thought. Yet it was impossible until the digital computer was invented during WWII, and the field itself was not declared until 1956.
Listlessness In Early Automated Composition Devices
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Price: Free! Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Time-travelling ex-postman Harley Byrne's ongoing mission is to capture and make available for download “all the world’s music, ever.” In this newly rediscovered chapter from his lost memoirs, Byrne describes in full his mission to Manchester, 1952, to record the secret computer music of Alan Turing - war hero, mathematician, inventor of hands-free umbrella.
Artificial Intelligence
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Price: Free! Words: 900. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
When a supercomputer learns to swear, is it an accident? Find out in this ebook where fiction is often stranger than truth!
Flight From the Absolute: Cynical Observations on the Postmodern West. volume I.
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 174,770. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Does “religious belief” concern only those believing in some form of the supernatural or is everyone religious? What if religion was simply a set of beliefs enabling us to make sense of our lives? Might even "secular" Western elites be religious? How would this affect our view of the history of Western civilisation? Can science play a role in religion?
Fuite de l'Absolu: Observations cyniques sur l'Occident postmoderne. volume I
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 172,300. Language: French. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
En Occident, nos élites affirment que l’on peut vivre sans religion. L’anthropologie indique plutôt que toute civilisation est enracinée dans une vision du monde, une religion. Il faut se demander alors quelle est la religion occidentale dominante de l’Occident? Quelles sont ses croyances fondamentales? Quels groupes la propagent et quels sont ses mythes, ses rituels et méthodes de recrutement?
Turing: The Tragic Life of Alan Turing
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,700. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors
Hundreds of movies and thousands of books have been written about the heroes of World War II. For dozens of years, however, few people knew about one of the greatest heroes of the war—a mild-mannered, eccentric mathematician from the University of Cambridge. This man, an undeniable genius whose later life was plagued by controversy and tragedy, probably played a greater role in the eventual Alli