The Emperor’s New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics

Roger Penrose

According to the proponents of ‘ artificial intelligence, ‘computers will soon be able to perform any task that a person can perform, who have been predicting this for decades. A fascinating tour through the fundamental concepts of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy is provided by Sir Roger Penrose in this best-selling classic of popular science. The author demonstrates that a machine will never mimic human reasoning.

The Emperor’s New Mind will appeal to anyone with a serious interest in modern physics and its relation to philosophical issues, as well as to physicists, mathematicians, philosophers, and those on either side of the AI debate.