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Kosko, Bart

Works: 57 works in 239 publications in 8 languages and 6,064 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Bart Kosko
Most widely held works by Bart Kosko
Fuzzy thinking : the new science of fuzzy logic by Bart Kosko( Book )

49 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fuzzy Thinking is the first popular book to explain clearly and provocatively how fuzzy logic is changing our lives - and how it will revolutionize the world in the decades ahead. Fuzzy thinking is the wave of the future, and the leading exponent of fuzzy logic, philosopher-scientist Dr. Bart Kosko, explains it better than anyone else can. Invented in America, fuzzy logic has broad implications for the way we think. What is the fuzzy principle? Everything is a matter of degree - nothing is absolute. In this mind-bending book, Kosko argues that for centuries the West has been locked into the concept of black or white, right or wrong, all or nothing. Consequently Western scientists have largely resisted fuzzy logic. Eastern philosophy, however, emphasizes yin and yang, unity, and the need to consider the universe from several different perspectives at once - so Asia has been more open than the West to concepts such as fuzzy logic. Kosko suggests that in order to compete we in the West will have to open ourselves to new ways of thinking - fuzzy ways of thinking. Fuzzy logic mimics the working of the human brain and is used in machines so they will think more like human beings. Japanese and Korean companies already apply fuzzy technology to the tune of billions of dollars a year in such products as air conditioners (instead of producing an all-or-nothing blast of cold air, fuzzy air conditioners constantly adjust to the precise temperature in the room and emit a corresponding degree of cooling air); computers; cameras and camcorders; auto engines, brakes, transmissions, and cruise controls; dishwashers; elevators; washing machines and dryers; microwave ovens; and televisions. Fuzzy logic is used in palmtop computers that recognize and translate handwritten characters. On tap are "smarter" computers and such medical advances as smart artificial body parts. Fuzzy logic even applies to ethical questions. For example, when does life begin? At fertilization? When the fetus is six months old? At the time of birth? Fuzzy thinking says that life begins at all of these times - to a certain degree. It is the challenge of juggling apparently conflicting concepts, several seemingly different truths, that makes fuzzy logic so controversial - and so potentially rewarding in all areas of life from the bedroom to the boardroom. The first antiscience science book, Fuzzy Thinking is a truly important book that can forever change the way you look at the world
The fuzzy future : from society and science to heaven in a chip by Bart Kosko( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who draws the line in the digital age? Those with the most power? Does the digital age even have black-and-white parameters? Where does one country's Internet jurisdiction end and another country's begin? Who owns the ocean or the moon - or even you? Would you be you if a chip replaced your brain?"--BOOK JACKET. "Fuzzy logic has been the most explosive new concept in science since chaos theory. Now, Bart Kosko, the leading proponent of this revolutionary worldview, tackles these questions and shows how fuzzy thinking will shape every aspect of life in the digital age, from politics and genetics, to warfare and technology and art, and finally to mortality itself."--Jacket
Noise by Bart Kosko( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a scientific history of noise, defining it as an unaesthetic signal which occurs at every level of the universe and which has made significant impact on each period of time, from the Ice Age to the Information Age
Neural networks and fuzzy systems : a dynamical systems approach to machine intelligence by Bart Kosko( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligent signal processing by Simon S Haykin( )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neural networks for signal processing by Bart Kosko( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Differential competitive learning for phoneme recognition / Seong-Gon Kong / - Texture segmentation with neural networks / R. Chellappa / - Image restoration with neural networks / Y. T. Zhou / - Identification of moving-average systems using higher-orden statistics and learning / Jerry M. Mendel / - Object recognition with gabor functions in the dynamic link architecture-parrallel implementation on a transputer network / Joachin Buhman / - Robotics and neural networks / George A. Bekey / - Supervised learning with gaussian potentials / Sukhan Lee / - Design and analysis of analog VLSI neural networks / Bang W. Lee / - Photonic implementations of neural networks / B. Keith Jenkins /
Fuzzy engineering by Bart Kosko( Book )

20 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces an important new framework for fuzzy systems and applies it to several engineering applications. Broad in scope, this is a must-read for anyone doing research or applications. KEY TOPICS: " Applications reach far beyond the usual fuzzy applications to control. Each chapter starting with a tutorial overview, presents new research results, and ends with detailed problems. Specific discussion is dedicated to fuzzy function approximation, fuzzy chaos and control, fuzzy signal processing, fuzzy communication, fuzzy hardware, computing in fuzzy cubes, and feedback in fuzzy cubes
Nanotime by Bart Kosko( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 21st century adventure starring John Grant, inventor of a process for converting water into cheap hydrogen fuel. He becomes the target of assassins, sent after him by oil producers who fear they will be put out of business. A debut in fiction
Heaven in a chip : fuzzy visions of society and science in the digital age by Bart Kosko( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fuzzy thinking : the new science of fuzzy logic by Bart Kosko( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion of fuzzy logic, which opens our minds to the ambiguity of existence, and allows computers to reason with vague concepts. It raises machine IQs and challenges the very basis of contemporary culture and technology
Research notes in neural computing( )

in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of fuzzy estimation theory by Bart Kosko( )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Associative memory by Bart Kosko( Visual )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines stability and encoding properties of two-layer non-linear feedback neural networks. Redirectionality forward and backward information flow is introduced in neural nets to produce two-way associative search for stored associations
Fuzzy logic for business and industry by Earl Cox( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CONTENIDO: Fuzzy logic and machine reasoning - FuzzySQL and database systems - Knowledge mining and rule discovery - Fuzzy multi-criteria and multi-expert decision making - Adaptive and feed-back fuzzy models - Planning and building fuzzy models - C/C++ code listings
The new science of fuzzy logic by Bart Kosko( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artificial neural networks for computer vision by Yi-Tong Zhou( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes artificial neural network (ANN) based algorithms for early vision. The book focuses on several important early vision problems such as static and motion stereo, motion estimation and restoration, and emphasizes finding effective solutions to these problems, using the ANN. Many practical real time image data are provided. Although the book is written for researchers and engineers, it provides a fairly complete and readable introduction to both neural networks and computer vision. Readers can also expect to derive a better understanding of the interaction between these two fields
Dynamic interactions in neural networks : models and data by Michael A Arbib( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of neural networks is enjoying a great renaissance, both in computational neuroscience, the development of information processing models of living brains, and in neural computing, the use of neurally inspired concepts in the construction of "intelligent" machines. Thus the title of this volume has two interpretations: It presents models and data on the dynamic interactions occurring in the brain, and it exhibits the dynamic interactions between research in computational neuroscience and in neural computing, as scientists seek to find common principles to guide the understanding of the living brain and the design of artificial neural networks. This collection of contributions presents the current state of research, future trends and open problems in an exciting field of today's science
Neural networks and fuzzy systems : a dynamical systems approach to machine intelligence( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hands : a pattern theoretic study of biological shapes by Ulf Grenander( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book a global shape model is developed and applied to the analysis of real pictures acquired with a visible light camera under varying conditions of optical degradation. Computational feasibility of the algorithms derived from this model is achieved by analytical means. The aim is to develop methods for image understanding based on structured restoration, for example automatic detection of abnormalities. We also want to find the limits of applicability of the algorithms. This is done by making the optical degradations more and more severe until the algorithms no longer succeed in their task. This computer experiment in pattern theory is one of several. The others, LEAVES, X-RAYS, and RANGE are described elsewhere. This book is suitable for an advanced undergraduate or graduate seminar in pattern theory, or as an accompanying book for applied probability, computer vision, or pattern recognition
Rumore : scienza, tecnologia, ecologia by Bart Kosko( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Bart Kosko American academic

Bart Kosko Amerikaans auteur

Bart Kosko logico statunitense

Bart Kosko US-amerikanischer Autor und Hochschullehrer, Professor für Elektrotechnik und Recht an der University of Southern California (USC)

Kosko, Bart Andrew

بارت كوسكو، 1960-

The fuzzy future : from society and science to heaven in a chipNoiseIntelligent signal processingFuzzy engineeringNanotimeHeaven in a chip : fuzzy visions of society and science in the digital ageFuzzy thinking : the new science of fuzzy logicFuzzy logic for business and industryThe new science of fuzzy logic