Naturally Intelligent Systems

Maureen Caudill, Author, Charles Butler, With
Maureen Caudill, Author, Charles Butler, With Bradford Book $35 (304p) ISBN 978-0-262-03156-1
Reviewed on: 01/30/1990
Release date: 02/01/1990
Neural networks are information-processing computers whose ever-shifting pattern of activity resembles the workings of the human brain. Once hailed as the next great breakthrough in computer science, this nascent technology is now, the authors concede, a fragile sapling. Yet Caudill, a regular contributor to AI Expert , and Butler, a specialist in neural network development, point out that these brainlike devices have found practical uses in such areas as speech recognition, robotics and signal processing. Future applications might include vision systems, quality control and independent robots capable of autonomous learning. This accessible if demanding primer leads the reader gradually from basic principles to techniques and applications. A sprinkling of cartoons, diagrams and anecdotes lightens the presentation. (Jan.)
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