Here are some comments from readers of The Meca Sapiens Blueprint
This book is more detailed and better than “How To Create A Mind” by Ray Kurzweil.
You have dared to tackle the biggest challenge in computer science. Other researchers tend to focus on more specialist areas of AI like speech recognition and better search engine results.
The Meca Sapiens Blueprint is unique in current AI literature in that it provides a grounded implementation plan for machine consciousness. Following from and providing much richer detail than his previous book, The Creation of Conscious Machines, Tardy cuts through all the useless speculation with clear, concise definitions and methods to produce a self-aware machine.
You may not like his definitions or his plans (although I did) but they are, at the very least, a solid foundation (or debate position) in a field where far too many are promoting pure nonsense.
I am impressed, still not finished. It brings a new view. Like the book is huge in dimensions so is the concept. But I keep going and looking forward to work on it.
I have personally gained a lot from reading the Blueprint, and I am very impressed by the depth of thought and work that has gone into it. I have learned a great deal, and been surprised about the nature of what I have learned.
I have not finished reading yet, but I can say this: I love the insights into human consciousness and I cannot wait to get to the other cover. As a developer: the technical document writing style suits me.
I am in my second reading of the Blueprint and all I can say is that I am blown away with the concepts and ideas within the book. Mr. Tardy has done fantastic work into bringing obscure thoughts of how consciousness operates into a concrete step by step blueprint on how to achieve a conscious machine with proven methods of software development.
The Meca Sapiens Blueprint is truly an amazing work. It combines concepts from many disciplines, developmental psychology, computer science, philosophy, and even science fiction into a cohesive approach to the development of a synthetic being, a topic which has always fascinated me. I completed an initial read, which at first seemed daunting because of the volume and diversity of topics, and am now going back for a review to refine my understanding of the subject matter.
Thank you, Jean Tardy, for this inspirational intellectual challenge.
The Meca Sapiens Blueprint is a comprehensive outline to get us to self-aware machines. Mr. Tardy has an understanding of where AI has been and where it needs to go. I am excited to see how this approach will bring self-aware machines into a reality.