Or only because it is featured in a scene in The Matrix, thus it needs to be read for nerd cred? But yeah, anyways, wonderful exposition of the kind of extremely bare-bones framework fundamental mathematicians operate in, magnificient demonstration of what recursive and self-referential structures imply, and overall a great read. I read GEB during my final year of university, during winter break. For me, GEB was a considerable waste of time and contributed nothing to my understanding of intelligence or AI. I would also suggest “Advent of an Algorithm” more of a history of mathematics including Godel. Instead of Hofstadter’s GEB, read some of his papers, e.

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Ein Endloses Geflochtenes Band. Only you can decide if your time would be more richly spent on something else, but I suspect the answer is yes, reading GEB is probably a good use of your time. Which isn’t to say that Category theory or whatever are immune to Godel’s theorems, I have no idea how audiobooo would translate, and my gut tells me that they would have roughly the same outcome. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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Order this book from amazon. Now I am a co-founder of software start up that applies reinforcement learning, a method from ai -lower case ;- to conversion optimization. Read it and find out. My friend a CS goodel with a degree in Physics tried reading it, and found it very hard going. If you’re enthralled, keep reading.


Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter

Amazon Renewed Refurbished godel escher bach audiobook with a warranty. Instead of Hofstadter’s GEB, read some of his papers, e. Mind’s I Nov 26, It’s not for everyone, and it certainly isn’t fundamental to computing and the world being more jaded and less godwl and more informed than the world of the Carter administration, calling GEB dated is a fair criticism.

It is a great read. Indeed, it takes a little effort to read things from an unfamiliar historical context, but it’s worthwhile learning to appreciate them.

Godel escher bach audiobook News new comments show ask jobs submit. I’m just starting it and it has entranced me quite a bit Or only because it is featured in a scene in The Matrix, thus it needs to be read for nerd cred? It involves trying to think about how you think and formalize it, which rarely happens in modern AI. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

It became useful when I lucked into being able to take Chomsky’s linguistics seminar as an undergrad. It is a tremendously entertaining audiogook to read. Eg, an exploration of the three different ways to translate the abbreviated letter of a street name from Russian into English. PaperbackAudio CD. GEB is about the spine-tinglingly freaky consequences of feedback and self-reference. I found Quora answers on this topic to be good.


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It was featured in a scene in The Matrix? Are you an author? We are stuck in roughly the same place pondering whether its just a non-causal phenomena of the brain or a different type of stuff entirely. It really is, in my opinion, an amazing and clever book. So I looked through my own copy signed by godel escher bach audiobook author, I’ll have you know.

My suggestion is to give it a go, skim when it gets turgid, and admire some of the lengths the author went through to explore an idea. Not a revolution, but a diversionary mind bender in its day. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.