The computer and the brain von neumann pdf
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The Computer and the Brain
User23 on July 5, Von Neumann was a frightfully bright guy. He's also why I don't trust the predictive power of a model based on data fitting rather than an actual theory about the underlying mechanism. We may not need a perfect model to get a "good enough" model. Biological systems are generally designed to handle a degree of noise and damage and still function fairly well. Thus noise introduced by the imperfections of a model may similarly not sufficiently degrade its ability to act like a normal brain. On a really small scale our models may lack certain properties of biological brains, but it may not matter for most emulation.
The Computer and the Brain is an unfinished book by mathematician John von Neumann , begun shortly before his death and first published in Von Neumann was an important figure in computer science , and the book discusses how the brain can be viewed as a computing machine., The Code of Mathematics. The Computer and the Brain is a published version of the Silliman Lectures which John von Neumann was invited to deliver at Yale in
In this classic work, one of the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century explores the analogies between computing machines and the living human brain. John von Neumann, whose many contributions to science, mathematics, and engineering include the basic organizational framework at the heart of today's computers, concludes that the brain operates both digitally and analogically, but also has its own peculiar statistical language. At the time of his death in February , John von Neumann, renowned for his theory of games and his work at the Electronic Computer Project at the Institute for Advanced Study, was serving as a member of the Atomic Energy Commission. His ideas will have great value to further investigation. It represents a locus of clarity and calm at the center of a vast vortex of powerful arguments and competing research programs. To the contrary, the book abounds with insights so deep they have not yet been internalized by any but a very small number of specialists.