Donald Michie: Machine intelligence, biology and more

Donald Michie: Machine intelligence, biology and more

ISBN: 9780199573042
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2009-12-13
Number of pages: 352
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Donald Michie was an extraordinary character. In a scientific career that spanned nearly 65 years, he was the pioneer in several fields including computing, mouse embryology, transplantation biology, and machine intelligence. Tragically, he died in a car crash in 2007.

Here, Ashwin Srinivasan presents a varied collection of Michie's writings, from Colossus and computers to mouse genetics and politics. Srinivasan, a computer scientist and graduate student of Donald Michie, introduces each section and brings together an engaging collection of lively essays, revealing Michie's remarkable personality and painting a picture of his life and interests.

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