Hans Peter Moravec (born November 30, , Kautzen, Austria) is an adjunct faculty member Books[edit]. In his book Mind Children (ISBN ), Moravec outlines Moore’s law and predictions about the future of artificial life. Mind Children has ratings and 8 reviews. Paula said: I loved Mind Children: The Future of Robot and Human Intelligence. Other editions Hans Moravec. Title: Mind Children: The Future of Robot and Human Intelligence Author: Hans Moravec Format: Quality Paperback, pp. ISBN: Publisher.

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Once the tireless thinking capacity of robots is directed to the problem of their own improvement and reproduction, even the sky will not limit their voracious exploration of the universe. Groot rated it it was amazing Jan 23, He is also somewhat known for his work on space tethers. This promises to read along the lines of good, futuristic SF. He also developed the idea of bush robots. Ever dhildren learning the phrase AI and its’ implications, I have been enthralled by the prospects of yet another SF proposal to become more or less main stream at some future point.

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Michael rated it it was amazing Jun 17, Butiu Catalon rated it it was amazing Nov 01, Within forty years, Cbildren believes, we will achieve human equivalence in our machines, not only in their capacity to reason but also in their ability to perceive, interact with, and change their complex environment.


In order to achieve anything near human equivalence, robots will need, at the least, the capacity to perform ten trillion calculations per second. McGinn wrote, “Moravec … writes bizarre, confused, incomprehensible things about consciousness as an abstraction, like number, and as a mere “interpretation” of brain activity. May 10, Richard Gombert rated it it was ok Shelves: Georg rated it really liked it Oct 10, Moravec is an academic specializing in robotics, han he clearly could’ve had a career writing sci-fi.

Austria [1] Canada [1] Germany [1] United States [1]. Preview — Mind Children by Hans Moravec. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Rather than warning us of takeover by robots, the author invites us, as we approach the end of this millennium, to speculate about a plausible, wonderful postbiological future and the ways in which our minds might participate in its unfolding.

Mind Children

Books by Hans Moravec. Another achievement in robotics was the discovery of new approaches for robot spatial representation such as 3D occupancy grids. Ruaidhri rated it really liked it Nov 13, My GR friend, Jason, turned me on to this one.

But human equivalence is just the beginning, mond an upper bound. Join Our Mailing List: Paperbackpages. Austrian technology writers Roboticists Artificial intelligence researchers births Living people Futurologists Acadia University alumni University of Western Ontario alumni Stanford University alumni Austrian transhumanists American transhumanists.

A computer rooted to one place is doomed to static iterations, whereas a machine on the prowl, like a mobile organism, must evolve a richer fund of knowledge about an ever-changing world upon which to base its actions. Wow, this is clearly the source material for at least 20 science fiction novels I’ve read. Dada Vinci rated it it was amazing Oct 20, Hans Moravec convincingly argues that we are approaching a watershed in the history of life—a time when the boundaries between biological and postbiological intelligence will begin to dissolve.


In the concluding chapters Moravec challenges us to imagine with him the possibilities and pitfalls of such a scenario. I loved this book and I believe that this the kind of book that should be taught in schools. The New York Times.

University of Western Ontario [1] PhD: Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. We are insignificant relative to evolutionary time. Moravec developed techniques in computer vision for determin Hans Moravec born November 30, in Austria is an adjunct faculty member at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. He then earned a PhD from Stanford University in for a TV -equipped robot which was remote controlled by a large computer.

Mind Childrenwritten by an internationally renowned roboticist, offers a comparable experience–a mind-boggling glimpse of a world we may soo Imagine attending a lecture at the turn of the twentieth century in which Orville Wright speculates about the future of transportation, or one in which Alexander Graham Bell envisages satellite communications and global data banks.