What do computers, cells, and brains have in common? Computers are electronic devices designed by humans; cells are biological entities crafted by evolution; brains are the containers and creators of our minds. But all are, in one way or another, information-processing devices. The power of the human brain is, so far, unequaled by any existing machine or known living being. Over eons of evolution, the brain has enabled us to develop tools and technology to make our lives easier. Our brains have even allowed us to develop computers that are almost as powerful as the human brain itself. Arlindo Oliveira, President of Instituto Superior Técnico and researcher at INESC-ID, is the author of this book.
The IST Press book release will take place at Salão Nobre of Instituto Superior Técnico on November 24th, 6.30 p.m.