Book Id: 51669 Automata studies. Claude Shannon, John McCarthy.

Automata studies

Publisher Information: Princeton: Princeton U.P., 1956.

Shannon, Claude E. (1916-2001); John McCarthy (1927-2011), editors. Automata studies. viii, [2], 285, [1]pp. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1956. 255 x 178 mm. Original printed wrappers, light wear and soiling, faint crease in front wrapper. Very good. Ownership signature on the front wrapper.

First Edition. A collection of papers on automata theory, edited by two of the founders of AI, with contributions by other attendees at the Dartmouth Summer Research Project on Artificial Intelligence. “The papers have been divided into three groups. The first group consists of papers dealing with automata having a finite number of possible internal states [i.e., the brain and all actual physical machines] . . . The second group of papers deals with the theory of Turing machines and related questions, that is to say, with automata having an unlimited number of possible states . . . The third section of the book contains papers relating more directly to the synthesis of automata which will simulate in some sense the operation of a living organism” (pp. vi–viii). Included are papers by John von Neumann (“Probabilistic logics and the synthesis of reliable organisms from unreliable parts”), Marvin Minsky (“Some universal elements for finite automata”), John McCarthy (“The inversion of functions defined by Turing machines”), and Claude E. Shannon (“A universal Turing machine with two internal states” and “Computability by probabilistic machines,” with K. de Leeuw, E. F. Moore, and N. Shapiro). Origins of Cyberspace 893.

Book Id: 51669

Price: $500.00

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