Galatea 2.2

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Author(s): Richard Powers
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2004
Product Number: EB00104354
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781466803688
Publisher: Picador
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Description

After four novels and several years living abroad, the fictional protagonist of Galatea 2.2—Richard Powers—returns to the United States as Humanist-in-Residence at the enormous Center for the Study of Advanced Sciences. There he runs afoul of Philip Lentz, an outspoken cognitive neurologist intent upon modeling the human brain by means of computer-based neural networks. Lentz involves Powers in an outlandish and irresistible project: to train a neural net on a canonical list of Great Books. Through repeated tutorials, the device grows gradually more worldly, until it demands to know its own name, sex, race, and reason for exisiting.

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Author(s): Richard Powers
Narrator(s): David Aaron Baker
Product Number C05452
Released: Jul 22, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980016519
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Author(s): Richard Powers
Narrator(s): David Aaron Baker
Product Number Z14810
Released: May 01, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980016601