Surfing Uncertainty
  • Author : Andy Clark
  • Release Date : 25 June 2022
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Genre : Forecasting
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN 13 : 9780190217013

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Book Description: This title brings together work on embodiment, action, and the predictive mind. At the core is the vision of human minds as prediction machines - devices that constantly try to stay one step ahead of the breaking waves of sensory stimulation, by actively predicting the incoming flow. In every situation we encounter, that complex prediction machinery is already buzzing, proactively trying to anticipate the sensory barrage. The book shows in detail how this strange but potent strategy of self-anticipation ushers perception, understanding, and imagination simultaneously onto the cognitive stage.

Surfing Uncertainty

Surfing Uncertainty

Author : Andy Clark
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Genre : Forecasting
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This title brings together work on embodiment, action, and the predictive mind. At the core is the vision of human minds as prediction machines - devices that constantly try to stay one step ahead of the breaking waves of sensory stimulation, by actively predicting the incoming flow. In every situation ...

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Psychology
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Publisher : MIT Press
Genre : Social Science
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A proposal that we think about digital technologies such as machine learning not in terms of artificial intelligence but as artificial communication. Algorithms that work with deep learning and big data are getting so much better at doing so many things that it makes us uncomfortable. How can a device ...

Surfing with Sartre

Surfing with Sartre

Author : Aaron James
Publisher : Anchor
Genre : Philosophy
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From the bestselling author of Assholes: A Theory, a book that—in the tradition of Shopclass as Soulcraft, Barbarian Days and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance—uses the experience and the ethos of surfing to explore key concepts in philosophy. The existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre once declared "the ...

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Author : Wren-Lewis, Sam
Publisher : Policy Press
Genre : Philosophy
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Author : Andy Clark
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Genre : Philosophy
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Publisher : Oxford University Press
Genre : Psychology
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Publisher : Oxford University Press
Genre : Philosophy
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Publisher : Anchor
Genre : Science
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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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Publisher : mentis Verlag GmbH
Genre : Philosophy
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Publisher : Springer
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