Recommended Reading: AI pioneer Douglas Hofstadter profiled, the NSA files decoded and more - http://nicebookmark.net/news-feed/engadget/recommended-reading-ai-pioneer-douglas-hofstadter-profiled-the-nsa-files-decoded-and-more.htm
Surfaces and Essences - Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking by Douglas Hofstadter and Emmanuel Sander. Is there one central mechanism upon which all human thinking rests? Cognitive scientists Douglas Hofstadter and Emmanuel Sander argue that there is. At this core is our incessant proclivity to take what we perceive, to abstract it, and to find resemblances to prior experiences—in other words, our ability to make analogies. Read more on #Kobo.
Very interesting read, "The Man Who Would Teach Machines to Think", Douglas Hofstadter, thinks we've lost sight of AI http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/11/the-man-who-would-teach-machines-to-think/309529