Monday, April 18, 2011

Question 601.f: Alpha Tango Oscar Zulu

__X___ is a 1995 book by Douglas Hofstadter and other members of the Fluid Analogies Research Group exploring the mechanisms of intelligence through computer modeling. It contends that the notions of analogy and fluidity are fundamental to explain how the human mind solves problems and to create computer programs that show intelligent behavior. It analyses several computer programs that members of the group have created over the years to solve problems that require intelligence.

The book is a collection of revised articles that appeared in precedence, each preceded by an introduction by Hofstadter. They describe the scientific work by him and his collaborators in the 1980s and 1990s. The project started in the late 1970s at Indiana University, where Hofstadter collaborated with Marsha Meredith and Gray Clossman. In 1983 he took a sabbatical year at MIT, working in Marvin Minsky's Artificial Intelligence Lab. There he met and collaborated with Melanie Mitchell, who subsequently did her Ph.D. with him, David Rogers, and Marek Lugowski. Subsequently Hofstadter moved to the University of Michigan, where the FARG (Fluid Analogies Research Group) was founded. Eventually he returned to Indiana University in 1988, continuing the FARG research there. The book was written during a sabbatical year at the Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica in Trento, Italy.

Given that mouthfull, what place does this have on this particular theme?
#brownie points for __X__, if you can remember the whole name.
& the title explanation.

For TLDR Quizzers like me, & Tineyers (No connection)


Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought
Douglas Hofstader

The Title, if translated, is A TO Z, Amazon's Logo


Nagaratna said...

1st book sold by
Amazon is a river. Hence the place in the set of questions.

Ah, there're your hash brownies :P

Also, connect between the theme sets.

Jeff Bezos started
The 1st question also references it.

Pi.R.Square said...

fluid concepts and creative analogies
1st book an amazon
& thats your link up

Sukanto said...

Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies