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Gods and robots : myths, machines, and ancient dreams of technology / Adrienne Mayor.

By: Mayor, Adrienne.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Princeton : Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2020Edition: [1st pbk. printing].Description: XVI, 275 pages, [8] str. s tablama u bojama : ilustr. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780691202266 (pbk.).Other title: Myths, machines, and ancient dreams of technology.Subject(s): nekršćanske religije | stari vijek | drevne civilizacije | antička civilizacija | mitologija | tehnologija | izumi | robotika | umjetna inteligencija
Contents:
Introduction: made, not born -- The robot and the witch: Talos and Medea -- Medea's cauldron of rejuvenation -- The quest for immortality and eternal youth -- Beyond nature: enhanced powers borrowed from gods and animals -- Daedalus and the living statues -- Pygmalion's living doll and Prometheus's first humans -- Hephaestus: divine devices and automata -- Pandora: beautiful, artificial, evil -- Between myth and history: real automata and lifelike artifices in the ancient world -- Epilogue. Awe, dread, hope: deep learning and ancient stories.
Summary: Traces the story of how ancient cultures envisioned artificial life, automata, self-moving devices and human enhancements, sharing insights into how the mythologies of the past related to and shaped ancient machine innovations.
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Bibliografija: str. 251-263

Bilješke po poglavljima: str. 223-249

Introduction: made, not born -- The robot and the witch: Talos and Medea -- Medea's cauldron of rejuvenation -- The quest for immortality and eternal youth -- Beyond nature: enhanced powers borrowed from gods and animals -- Daedalus and the living statues -- Pygmalion's living doll and Prometheus's first humans -- Hephaestus: divine devices and automata -- Pandora: beautiful, artificial, evil -- Between myth and history: real automata and lifelike artifices in the ancient world -- Epilogue. Awe, dread, hope: deep learning and ancient stories.

Traces the story of how ancient cultures envisioned artificial life, automata, self-moving devices and human enhancements, sharing insights into how the mythologies of the past related to and shaped ancient machine innovations.

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