How to Create a Mind – Book Review

How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

Ray Kurzweil shows the newest results of selected neuroscience research and gives a concepts of reverse-engineering the brain with a focus on neocortex neural architecture for pattern recognition.
He presents the building blocks of human brain like neurones and the organisation of the elements to structures of a higher degree of complexity.

One outstanding quality of the book is that it spans a bridge from biology to computer science. And shows in detail how artificial neural networks are working. The author gives some impressive examples of what kinds of  products could be realisable in near future.

One topics is presented in detail: Speech recognition and products like Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa.

The book is a “must read” if you are interested the amazing field of artificial intelligence and machine learning and want to know some of connections to the human brain.

Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (27 Aug 2013)
  • Language: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0143124048