||Author: Azamat Abdoullaev|
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Publisher: Encyclopedic Intelligent Systems Ltd (June, 1999)
Sales Rank: 360,376
Average Customer Rating: 3.71 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
the number one intellectual event
What is this book all about? It is all about a mind-blowing universal law of nature. Mind-blowing, because it is unbelievable that at the end of the 20th century a new fundamental principle can be laid down. Here it would be of use to remind one shocking lesson in the history of humanity's understanding of the universe. More than 22 centuries ago a Greek astronomer, Aristarchus of Samos, revealed that our planet actually rotates and revolves around the Sun. But only in the 15th century Copernicus dared to boldly recognized this fact of nature thus refuting the long established myth of the Ptolemaic geocentric system. Now from this generous with fresh ideas publication we learn another mind-bogling suggestion that all fundamental processes are reversible, or all processes in Nature stand in a relation of convertibility. And on reading the book one starts to believe that the principle of reversibility appears to be universal as the genetic code for all living things. Besides, on reading the book our everspecialized boffins and academics could eventually know why each physical effect has its inverse counterpart, chemical reactions are reversible, and basic biological processes turn the other way round. To prove his thesis, author created an extremely wide but precise theory of reality which reveals a single underlying mechanism of all natural, mental, and social processes and explains a challenging secret of nature - the causes of the cycling of matter and energy in it. From AI viewpoint, Abdoullaev's comprehensive and exact ontology may well serve as the fundamental knowledge framework for artificial systems with general intelligence, and it looks much superior in conceptual principle and practical application of extant immature and idisyncratic ontologies now hastely constructed for multifarious Web-based intelligent systems projects. Don't want to play a visionary and don't like bombastic stile, but the discovery of the universal law of revesibility is likely to come the most important contibution in the history of modern science and technology. Also the book is sure to become the number one intellectual event although it was not published by a prestigious publisher like the MIT Press preferring to feed us with cut and dried academic materials, as well as regardless of damning opinions of those one-star reviewers. Although, it is pity that the book missed their attention, then it could be distributed worldwide. But thank goodness, it's not lost in the sea of information noise. Let's not make the sad error with Aristarchus' discovery a sort of intellectual fault that is typical for human minds. Apart from this, we are already overloaded with many sorts of "the idols of the mind".
Rating: 1 out of 5
Too straightforward and technological
Abdoullaev's exploration of AI issues appears to be very technological and straightforward for such a complex matter. Author did not discuss any philosophical aspects of this problem. In this book AI appears something like Lego game - just take proper ingredients and make your superintelligent system! I think that serios account of "Strong AI" problems could not be done without in-depth discussion of epistemological problems and study of brain functions in cognition.
Rating: 5 out of 5
The basic formula for reality, mind, and machines.
The two tightly-connected ideas strike you as amazed. In the first place, what has never before been clearly and stricltly formulated, the fundamental truth that the world with all its furniture goes by interplay through the reversibility principle. It both accounts for and predicts reverse effects, phenomena or processes of any kind, not excluding the reverse engineering of a mechanical deity, in technical parlance an ultra-intelligent machine, by its creatures - human beings. This is another tour de force. The thing is, in principle we can create superhuman intelligences fully aware of the basic truths of reality, along with expertise and common sense knowledge. Like other extinct species, Homo sapiens sapiens, as it stands, endangered and threatened species, and it is likely to be replaced by coming far superior intelligent machines. Before long we might be defined by our cybersuccessors as the extinct genus of late hominid, following Homo erectus and preceding Machina sapiens. A great satisfaction to any natural intelligence having feel and taste for a rigorous account of Great Ideas, completely ignored or entangled by our overspecialized scientists and philosophers. Well worth your time, attention and money. Fully deserve to be the best new book on Artificial Intelligence, according to Amazon.com.