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Creating Internet Intelligence : Wild Computing, Distributed Digital Consciousness, and the Emerging Global Brain - Ben Goertzel

Creating Internet Intelligence

Wild Computing, Distributed Digital Consciousness, and the Emerging Global Brain

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2001
ISBN: 9780306467356
Number Of Pages: 330

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Creating Internet Intelligence is an interdisciplinary treatise exploring the hypothesis that global computer and communication networks will one day evolve into an autonomous intelligent system, and making specific recommendations as to what engineers and scientists can do today to encourage and shape this evolution. A general theory of intelligent systems is described, based on the author's previous work; and in this context, the specific notion of Internet intelligence is fleshed out, in its commercial, social, psychological, computer-science, philosophical, and theological aspects. Software engineering work carried out by the author and his team over the last few years, aimed at seeding the emergence of Internet intelligence, is reviewed in some detail, including the Webmind AI Engine, a uniquely powerful Internet-based digital intelligence, and the Webworld platform for peer-to-peer distributed cognition and artificial life. The book should be of interest to computer scientists, philosophers, and social scientists, and more generally to anyone concerned about the nature of the mind, or the evolution of computer and Internet technology and its effect on human life.

Prefacep. ix
The Coming Evolutionp. 1
Mind as Network
A Practical Definition of Intelligencep. 21
Elements of a Philosophy of Mindp. 35
Complexity and Emergencep. 53
The Psynet Model of Mindp. 71
Reconceptualizing the Internet
The Network Is the Computer Is the Mind (Is the World)p. 97
A Fourfold Model of Internet Information Spacep. 115
The Internet Economy as a Complex Systemp. 125
The Emerging Global Brainp. 139
Building Internet Minds and Worlds
Systematizing Internet Agent Interactionsp. 167
Webworldp. 183
Webmindp. 195
Webmind on the Commercial Netp. 241
Toward Superhuman Intelligencep. 261
An Initial Architecture for Internet Intelligencep. 273
Referencesp. 277
Specification of the KNOW Knowledgep. 281
Goertzel versus Rosenp. 289
A Formal Vocabulary for Complexity Sciencep. 297
Design for an Evolutionary Quantum Computep. 303
Universe as Networkp. 313
Indexp. 323
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ISBN: 9780306467356
ISBN-10: 0306467356
Series: Ifsr International Series in Systems Science and Systems Engineering
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 330
Published: 31st December 2001
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.75