Machine Nature: The Coming Age of Bio-Inspired Computing
An enthralling look at how computer scientists have crossed the line between machines and living organisms. Despite being marvels of complexity and human ingenuity, computers are notoriously bad at learning new things and dealing with new situations. Researchers at the frontiers of computer science have turned to nature for solutions to the problem of machine adaptation and learning. By applying models of complex biological systems to the realm of computing machines, they have given rise to a new breed of adaptive software and hardware. In Machine Nature, computer scientist Moshe Sipper takes you for a fascinating spin through the terra nova of computing, exposing much of the novel terrain in an informal, conversational style.