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  Themes: Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Thinking Machines 
 
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  1726  Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (Amazon - Alibris)  
 
  1905  With The Night Mail by Rudyard Kipling (Amazon - Alibris)  
 
  1910  Moxon's Master by Ambrose Bierce (Amazon - Alibris)  
 
  1949  Earth Abides by George R. Stewart (Amazon - Alibris)  
 
  1950  I, Robot by Isaac Asimov (Amazon - Alibris)  
           You're All Alone by Fritz Leiber (Amazon - Alibris)  
 
  1952  This Island Earth by Raymond F. Jones (Amazon - Alibris)  
 
  1953  Caves of Steel, The by Isaac Asimov (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Amazon - Alibris)  
 
  1954  Science Fiction Thinking Machines by Noah D. Fabricant (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Science Fiction Thinking Machines by Groff Conklin (Amazon - Alibris)  
 
  1955  Forever Machine, The by Mark Clifton, Frank Riley (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Selections from Science Fiction Thinking Machines by Groff Conklin (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Selections from Science Fiction Thinking Machines by Noah D. Fabricant (Amazon - Alibris)  
 
  1956  Space-Born, The by E. C. Tubb (Amazon - Alibris)  
 
  1957  Naked Sun, The by Isaac Asimov (Amazon - Alibris)  
 
  1959  Inter Ice Age 4 by Kobo Abe (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Nine Tomorrows by Isaac Asimov (Amazon - Alibris)  
 
  1960  Vulcan's Hammer by Philip K. Dick (Amazon - Alibris)  
 
  1962  A for Andromeda by Fred Hoyle, John Elliot (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Life for the Stars, A by James Blish (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Seed of Earth, The by Robert Silverberg (Amazon - Alibris)  
 
  1963  Cosmic Computer, The by H. Beam Piper (Amazon - Alibris)  
 
  1964  One of Our Asteroids is Missing by Calvin M. Knox (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Rest of the Robots, The by Isaac Asimov (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Simulacron - 3 by Daniel F. Galouye (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Time and Stars by Poul Anderson (Amazon - Alibris)  
 
  1965  City of a Thousand Suns by Samuel R. Delany (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, The by Philip K. Dick (Amazon - Alibris)  
  

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   About this theme  
 
  Artificial Intelligence is the science of defining and simulating intelligence. It is generally assumed that man has intelligence. It is implied that artificial intelligent machines will have self awareness or consciousness, but that may not be a given. Essentially, the science of AI is the attempt to reproduce an artificial brain.

The concept of artificial intelligence is a moving target. In the 1950's it was theorized that if a computer could play chess as well as a man that machine would have artificial intelligence. Deep Blue, a machine that has beaten a chess master, is not considered intelligent, but just a powerful, fast device that can use brute force in making decisions about chess moves.

For decades science fiction has created stories about robots and generally portrayed them as intelligent without ever exploring why or how the intelligence would be engineered. Therefore, most robot stories are not about artificial intelligence, even though robots acting like humans would have to have intelligence, and even self awareness.

Jim Harris, 2000
 
 
   Internet links  
 
 
  • AI Related Science Fiction
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  • Artificial Intelligence
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  • Artificial Intelligence in Sci-Fi Movies
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  • Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT
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  • Artificial Intelligence: A Moder Approach
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  • Natural Philosophy in Science Fiction
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  • rec.arts.sf.written - AIs you'd have to dinner
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  • Review of Age of Spiritual Machines by Ray Kurzweil
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  • Robert J. Sawyer on Artificial Intelligence
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  • Robot Minds
  • (Wayback Machine - Google cache)
     
     
  • The Singularity
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  • The Ultimate Convergence of Technology and Nature?
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