Galatea 2.2 Richard Powers

Galatea 2.2

Author: Richard Powers
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Book Title
Galatea 2.2
Author
Richard Powers
ISBN
9780312423131
Dazzling...a cerebral thriller that's both intellectually engaging and emotionally compelling, a lively tour de force.--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times After four novels and several years living abroad, the fictional protagonist of Galatea 2.2--Richard Powers--returns to the United States as Humanist-in-Residence at the enormous Center for the Study of Advanced Sciences. There he runs afoul of Philip Lentz, an outspoken cognitive neurologist intent upon modeling the human brain by means of computer-based neural networks. Lentz involves Powers in an outlandish and irresistible project: to train a neural net on a canonical list of Great Books. Through repeated tutorials, the device grows gradually more worldly, until it demands to know its own name, sex, race, and reason for existing.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Richard PowersPublisher: St. Martins Press-3PLPublished: 01/01/2004ISBN: 9780312423131Pages: 336Weight: 0.85lbsSize: 8.40h x 5.40w x 1.00dReview Citations: New Yorker (The) 10/05/2009 pg. 80

Dazzling...a cerebral thriller that's both intellectually engaging and emotionally compelling, a lively tour de force.--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

After four novels and several years living abroad, the fictional protagonist of Galatea 2.2--Richard Powers--returns to the United States as Humanist-in-Residence at the enormous Center for the Study of Advanced Sciences. There he runs afoul of Philip Lentz, an outspoken cognitive neurologist intent upon modeling the human brain by means of computer-based neural networks. Lentz involves Powers in an outlandish and irresistible project: to train a neural net on a canonical list of Great Books. Through repeated tutorials, the device grows gradually more worldly, until it demands to know its own name, sex, race, and reason for existing.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Richard Powers
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3PL
Published: 01/01/2004
ISBN: 9780312423131
Pages: 336
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 1.00d

Review Citations: New Yorker (The) 10/05/2009 pg. 80

Dazzling...a cerebral thriller that's both intellectually engaging and emotionally compelling, a lively tour de force.--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

After four novels and several years living abroad, the fictional protagonist of Galatea 2.2--Richard Powers--returns to the United States as Humanist-in-Residence at the enormous Center for the Study of Advanced Sciences. There he runs afoul of Philip Lentz, an outspoken cognitive neurologist intent upon modeling the human brain by means of computer-based neural networks. Lentz involves Powers in an outlandish and irresistible project: to train a neural net on a canonical list of Great Books. Through repeated tutorials, the device grows gradually more worldly, until it demands to know its own name, sex, race, and reason for existing.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Richard Powers
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3PL
Published: 01/01/2004
ISBN: 9780312423131
Pages: 336
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 1.00d

Review Citations: New Yorker (The) 10/05/2009 pg. 80