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Ebook À The Man Who Knew Infinity 465pages Download Ç Eyltransferservices Ú [PDF / Epub] ☂ The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan By Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JEREMY IRONS AND DEV PATEL A moving and enlNOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JEREMY IRONS AND DEV PATEL A moving and enlightening look at the unbelievable true story of how gifted prodigy Ramanujan stunned the scholars of Cambridge University and revolutionized mathematicsIn 1913 a young unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G H Hardy begging the preeminent English mathematicians opinion on For Rulers Priming Political Leaders for Saving Humanity from Itself This is a fascinating book as recognized by the many reviews But I suggest a different perspective namely the challenge posed by the mind of Srinivasa RAMANUJAN to the idea of “super intelligent robots” which is at the core of what is appropriately called by Ray Kurzweil “Spiritual Machines” and “Singularity” Ramanujan was that one of the few persons recognized as “geniuses” He was a super genius “a man who grew up praying to stone deities; who for most of his life took counsel from a family goddess declaring it was she to whom his mathematical insights were owed; whose theorems would at intellectually backbreaking cost be proved true—yet leave mathematicians baffled that anyone could divine them in the first place” p 4All mathematical creativity depends on inspiration and imagination followed by strict proof However the mental processes resulting in the radical breakthroughs of Ramanujan despite his social circumstances and lack of minimal education are on an uneualled level This outstanding biography does not even try to explain them nor do the top mathematicians with whom Ramanujan worked at Cambridge and who continue to draw radically novel ideas from his handwritten notebooks This brings me to current efforts to spawn robots with artificial general intelligence and beyond them robots with super intelligence But the phenomenon of Ramanujan and a few other geniuses is not only beyond the scales of intelligence but above the concept of “intelligence” itself No enhancement of human intelligence opens a door to becoming a Ramanujan; and no algorithm is likely to produce robots with the abilities of Ramanujan This would reuire than super intelligence namely a uantum leap into what we do not understand and cannot even conceptualize Artificial intelligence experts will probably respond that progress will be in steps a somewhat super intelligence entity will develop a super intelligent entity and so on till “minds” of the uality of Ramanujan are understood achieved and surpassed But this is a weak hypothesis as long as the mind of Ramanujan remains totally a black boxThus Ramanujan posed a critical riddle to the idea of super intelligent robots whether with biological or mechanical substrata Therefore studying this book and pondering the challenge its subject presents is strongly recommended to philosophers scientists and technologists working on advanced artificial intelligence and the Singularity hypothesis as a wholeProfessor Yehezkel DrorThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Cambridge University where the devout Hindu Ramanujan the Prince of Intuition tested his brilliant theories alongside the sophisticated and eccentric Hardy the Apostle of Proof In time Ramanujans creative intensity took its toll he died at the age of thirty two but left behind a magical and inspired legacy that is still being plumbed for its secrets toda You don't need to understand advanced number theory to be moved and intrigued by this story Beyond a moving personal story it gives a devastating insight into the suffering of one deprived of his whole culture and family support No one in England really understood poor Ramanujan although his brilliant mind won so many followers His genius was closely connected to his spiritual life but that was ignored so sad and remains a real lesson in how we treat strangers

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The Man Who Knew Infinity A Life of the Genius RamanujanSeveral ideas he had about numbers Realizing the letter was the work of a genius Hardy arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England Thus began one of the most improbable and productive collaborations ever chronicled With a passion for rich and evocative detail Robert Kanigel takes us from the temples and slums of Madras to the courts and chapels of As other reviewers have said this is a well written and comprehensive biography of the great Indian mathematician Ramanujan However the title of this review happens to be an actual uotation from the book Maybe it's just me but I think Ramanujan's toilet habits do not merit a mention in his biography The sentence almost seems to be an attempt to dehumanize Ramanujan if not Indians in general It is off putting to say the least and so I'm taking off one star