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The Digital Ape: How to Live (in peace) with Smart Machines
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Nigel Shadbolt Roger Hampson
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The Digital Ape: How to Live (in peace) with Smart Machines

Nigel Shadbolt Roger Hampson


Scribe Publications

Society & culture: general;
Mathematics & Sciences;
Popular science;
Technology: general issues;
Artificial intelligence


320 pages

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The smart machines revolution is re-shaping our lives and our societies. Here, Nigel Shadbolt (one of Britain's leading authorities on artificial intelligence) and Roger Hampson dispel terror, confusion, and misconception. We are not about to be elbowed aside by a rebel army of super-intelligent robots of our own creation. We were using tools before we became Homo sapiens, and will continue to control them. How we exercise that control - in our private lives, in employment, in politics - and make the best of the wonderful opportunities, will determine our collective future well-being.

Lucid, well-informed, and deeply human, The Digital Ape offers a unique approach. The authors prefer to add augmented wisdom to artificial intelligence.

By:   Nigel Shadbolt, Roger Hampson
Imprint:   Scribe Publications
Country of Publication:   Australia
ISBN:   9781925322545
ISBN 10:   1925322548
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   June 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nigel Shadbolt (Author) Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt has been described as 'one of the most fascinating and important scientists alive today' (Professor Jim Al-Khalili, 'The Life Scientific', BBC Radio 4). He is chairman and co-founder of the Open Data Institute with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the architect of the World Wide Web. He is principal of Jesus College Oxford and professorial research fellow in the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, and a visiting professor in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. With over 400 publications to his name, he has researched topics ranging from cognitive psychology to computational neuroscience, artificial intelligence to the semantic web. He was one of the originators of the interdisciplinary field of web science and is a director of the Web Science Trust which seeks to advance our understanding of the web and promote the web's positive impact on society. In 2009, the British Prime Minister appointed him and Sir Tim Berners-Lee as information advisors to transform access to public sector information. This work led to the highly acclaimed website that now provides a portal to tens of thousands of datasets. In May 2010, he was asked by the UK coalition government to join the Public Sector Transparency Board - overseeing Open Data releases across the public sector. In April 2011, he became Chair of the UK Government's midata programme - the goal of which was to empower consumers by releasing their data back to them. In 2013, he was knighted for service to science and engineering.Roger Hampson (Author) Roger Hampson is an academic and bureaucrat. He was chief executive of the London Borough of Redbridge for 16 years until early 2016. Redbridge has

This is a brilliantly readable, genuinely cutting-edge book that is also often very entertaining. Of all the recent studies of automation and AI, The Digital Ape stands head and shoulders above the rest. Shadbolt and Hampson have written a landmark book. -Andrew Keen, author of How to Fix the Future and The Internet is Not the Answer

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