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The Resource Mechanizing proof : computing, risk, and trust, Donald MacKenzie

Mechanizing proof : computing, risk, and trust, Donald MacKenzie

Label
Mechanizing proof : computing, risk, and trust
Title
Mechanizing proof
Title remainder
computing, risk, and trust
Statement of responsibility
Donald MacKenzie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Most aspects of our private and social lives--our safety, the integrity of the financial system, the functioning of utilities and other services, and national security--now depend on computing. But how can we know that this computing is trustworthy? In Mechanizing Proof, Donald MacKenzie addresses this key issue by investigating the interrelations of computing, risk, and mathematical proof over the last half century from the perspectives of history and sociology. His discussion draws on the technical literature of computer science and artificial intelligence and on extensive interviews with participants.MacKenzie argues that our culture now contains two ideals of proof: proof as traditionally conducted by human mathematicians, and formal, mechanized proof. He describes the systems constructed by those committed to the latter ideal and the many questions those systems raise about the nature of proof. He looks at the primary social influence on the development of automated proof--the need to predict the behavior of the computer systems upon which human life and security depend--and explores the involvement of powerful organizations such as the National Security Agency. He concludes that in mechanizing proof, and in pursuing dependable computer systems, we do not obviate the need for trust in our collective human judgment
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacKenzie, Donald A
Dewey number
004/.2/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.76.R44
LC item number
M36 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Inside technology
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  • Computer systems
  • Computers and civilization
  • COMPUTERS
  • Computer systems
  • Computers and civilization
  • Computersystemen
  • Verificatie
  • Automatische bewijsvoering
  • Bewijstheorie
  • Betrouwbaarheid
Label
Mechanizing proof : computing, risk, and trust, Donald MacKenzie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-418) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51959172
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 427 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585436739
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 4529
  • 9780262278829
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51959172
Label
Mechanizing proof : computing, risk, and trust, Donald MacKenzie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-418) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51959172
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 427 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585436739
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 4529
  • 9780262278829
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51959172

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