Review of How Machines Think: A General Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Illustrated in Prolog

Debra Sloane

Abstract


Nigel Ford's book purports to be both an introduction to AI and an examination of whether machines are cognizant entities.With this pairing, Ford intends to begin at the beginning, answering the question "what is AI?" and to proceed to his main thesis about whether machines can think. Unfortunately, Ford is unable to move on to the higher plane of his main thesis.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v9i4.959

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