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  • Computer Software To Human Desires And Beliefs
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    Views on Computational ism: Clark vs. SearleComputationalism: the view that computation, an abstract notion of materialism lacking semantics and real-world interaction, offers an explanatory basis for human comprehension. The main purpose of this paper is to discuss and compare different views regarding computational ism, and the arguments associated with these views. The two main arguments I feel are the strongest are proposed by Andy Clark, in "Mindware: Meat Machines", and John Searle in "Min...
  • Error And Mistake
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    Humans And Their Ability To Make Mistakes In today's pop culture, there is one very popular view of the future. All humans will be free to do as they wish, because robots and computers will work for us. Computers are viewed as the ideal slaves. They work non-stop, never complain, and above all, never make mistakes. It is often said that computers don't make mistakes, that it is the person using the computer who commits errors. What is it that makes humans err, but not computers? I will prove tha...
  • Question Of Computers
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    Can Computers Think? The Case For and Against Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence has been the subject of many bad '80's' movies and countless science fiction novels. But what happens when we seriously consider the question of computers that think. Is it possible for computers to have complex thoughts, and even emotions, like homo sapiens? This paper will seek to answer that question and also look at what attempts are being made to make artificial intelligence (hereafter called AI) a...
  • Blood Brain Barrier
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    The human body is divided into many different parts called organs. An organ called the brain, is the center of the nervous system and it is the center of all voluntary and involuntary activities. It is also responsible for other complexities such as thought, language, and emotion. The brain weighs merely three pounds in an adult but it contains thousands of millions of nerve cells that make up the nervous system. For years scientists have been studying the enigmas of the brain and still today, t...
  • Better Images Of Brain Structure And Function
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    The Human Brain and Methods of Discovery The human nervous system consists of several parts. The main structures are the brain and the spinal cord. The system includes nerves that sense external and internal stimuli and then relay the information to the central processing unit - the brain. The brain is the portion of the vertebrate central nervous system that constitutes the organ of thought and neural coordination. It includes all the higher nervous centers, receiving stimuli from the sense org...
  • Man Vs Machine Human Brain Vs Computer
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    Man vs. Machine Over the years, man has come up with countless inventions, each more resourceful than the last. However, as the computer age continues, mankind is threatened. Ridiculous, some may say, but I say look around! The computer has already begun to control so many of the vital functions that man has prided himself upon before. Our lives are now dependent on a computer and what it tells you. Even now, I type this essay on a computer, trusting that it will produce a result far superior to...
  • Computer Fixing Computers
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    Fixing A Computer Fixing computers is easy. The paragraphs to follow contain information on labeling parts, problems, and repairing vs. fixing. In these paragraphs will also compare a computer to the human circulatory system. The internal parts of computers are very easy to recognize, once they are labeled. We will start by opening the case into the computer. Before opening the case don't forget to have the computer turned off and unplugged, we don't want to fry the computer parts. Once inside, ...
  • The Human Brain Vs The Computer
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    The Human Brain vs. the Computer Over the millennia, Man has come up with countless inventions, each more ingenious than the last. However, only now, as the computer arises that mankind's sentience itself is threatened. Ridiculous, some may cry, but I say look about you! The computer has already begun to hold sway over so many of the vital functions that man has prided himself upon before. Our lives are now dependent upon the computer and what it tells you. Even now, I type this essay upon a com...
  • Functions Of A Computer Program
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    Functionalism agrees that brain states are responsible for mental states, but disagrees that they are identical with them. To do this, functionalists argue that neurological states or brain activity help to realize mental states, which then lead to behavior. This argument proposes that brain states are 'low level' activities that help realize 'high level' mental states. To help understand this idea I will use the usual Functionalist example of a computer. Imagine that you ask a computer to add t...
  • Your Brain Into A Neural Net
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    In the Age of Spiritual Machines Ray Kurzweil Once, the Earth was ensconced by an ocean of nothing, a vast wasteland of "molecular soup". It was the union of these molecules, however that soon filled that sea with what we now refer to as life. Deep within the single-celled organisms which began to populate the planet was a very basic program which soon learned to replicate itself. It then began creating more cells, and more still. In time, the program developed to adjust the full being to its su...
  • Abilities Of The Human Brain
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    The human brain and the computer in the past few decades we have seen how computers are becoming more and more advance, challenging the abilities of the human brain. We have seen computers doing complex assignments like launching a rocket or analysis from outer space. But the human brain is responsible for thought, feelings, creativity, and other qualities that make us humans. So the brain has to be more complex and more complete than any computer. Besides if the brain created the computer, the ...
  • Computers And Brains
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    I'm sitting down at a computer that has very vast capabilities. It is capable of almost any application, but it being only the size of my history textbook, leaves it fragile and vulnerable. With a few light slams, or the pass of a powerful magnet, it's very existence could be destroyed. Ancient times suggest not only survival of the fittest, but also survival of the smartest. Long ago the dinosaurs went extinct leaving many of the bigger brained mammals the dominant species. Then the larger brai...
  • Computer A Real Brain
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    The setting of a spring day, and C shop are somewhat the life of the two Mr. Parson with different attitude towards life. The Mr. Parson back then had no desire and working a dead end job, as if the accident didn! |t happen to him, he might still be working at C shop. However, when the terrible handicap struck him, it led to the turning point of his life. He struggled, became motivated and hard working, thus turning into the man he is today, well respected, successful, and he's done it unaided. ...

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