Book Review of R.C. Johnson and C. Brown's Cognizers: Neural Networks and Machines that Think"

Carl M. Kadie

Microsoft Research, Bldg 9S
Redmond 98052-6399, WA

Author Email:


As an executive editor at Electronic Engineering Times, R. Colin Johnson has written dozens of articles about synthetic neural networks. Cognizers presents the information and opinions of these articles in book form. The result is a book that is provocative but not always convincing in its arguments. In particular, the book is heavy on philosophy and abstract theories but light on critical discussions of actual systems and experiments.

Artificial Intelligence Review, 4:4, 1990. (postscript)