The Universal Computer: The Road from Leibnitz to Turing: The Road from Leibniz to Turing Prime – Andy-palmer.co.uk
Very good book Explains in simple and clear words the most complex ideas that lead to the invention of the modern computer An informative book that should be on the reading list of everybody interested in the development of artificial intelligence and the basics of computer science Complicated ideas such as Cantor s multiple infinities and G del s Incompleteness theorem are explained to the interested layman without the use of convoluted mathematical formulas Martin Davis enables the reader to understand how it was possible to create machines that could simulate human intelligence and how men like Alan Turing lay the foundations for the world we live in today. Awesome review of logic, semantics, and semiotics. Worth the read if you enjoy computational history Well written and not too challenging given the mathematical references.Davis was there at the beginning and knows his computer history. Great, thanks How Do Today S Computers Perform Such A Wide Variety Of Tasks Davis Illustrates How The Answer Lies In The Fact That Computers Are Essentially Engines Of Logic Their Hardware And Software Embodies Concepts Developed By Logicians Sugh As Gottfried Leibniz, Kurt Godel And Alan Turing.