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What to Think About Machines That Think: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Age of Machine Intelligence
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John Brockman
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What to Think About Machines That Think: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Age of Machine Intelligence

John Brockman


9780062425652

Harper Collins


Mathematics & Sciences;
Impact of science & technology on society;
Ethical & social aspects of computing;
Artificial intelligence


Paperback

528 pages

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As the world becomes ever more dominated by technology, John Brockman's latest addition to the acclaimed and bestselling  Edge Question Series asks more than 175 leading scientists, philosophers, and artists: What do you think about machines that think? 

The development of artificial intelligence has been a source of fascination and anxiety ever since Alan Turing formalized the concept in 1950. Today, Stephen Hawking believes that AI  could spell the end of the human race.  At the very least, its development raises complicated moral issues with powerful real-world implications-for us and for our machines. 

In this volume, recording artist Brian Eno proposes that we're already part of an AI: global civilization, or what TED curator Chris Anderson elsewhere calls the hive mind. And author Pamela McCorduck considers what drives us to pursue AI in the first place. 

On the existential threat posed by superintelligent machines, Steven Pinker questions the likelihood of a robot uprising. Douglas Coupland traces discomfort with human-programmed AI to deeper fears about what constitutes  humanness.  Martin Rees predicts the end of organic thinking, while Daniel C. Dennett explains why he believes the Singularity might be an urban legend. 

Provocative, enriching, and accessible, What to Think About Machines That Think may just be a practical guide to the not-so-distant future.

By:   John Brockman
Imprint:   Harper Collins
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   438g
ISBN:   9780062425652
ISBN 10:   006242565X
Pages:   528
Publication Date:   September 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

The publisher of the online science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of The Universe, This Explains Everything, This Will Make You Smarter, and other volumes. He is the founder of the literary agency Brockman, Inc., and lives in New York City.


Lively. ... A satisfying experience for readers looking for thoughtful answers to big questions. -- Kirkus

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