Ray Kurzweil 2014. How to Create a Mind. The secret of human thought revealed. London: Duckworth Overlook. 336 pp.

The human cortex and human consciousness is a pattern matching device that can be modelled as a hierarchical hidden Markov model. Software implementations using the same model are increasingly successful in artificial intelligences - evidence that the model may accurately describe the workings of the human mind.

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In the same theme this book by another researcher in the same group:

Roberto Pieraccini The Voice in the Machine