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Artificial You - AI and the Future of Your Mind (Hardcover) Loot Price: R367
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Artificial You - AI and the Future of Your Mind (Hardcover): Susan Schneider

Artificial You - AI and the Future of Your Mind (Hardcover)

Susan Schneider

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A sober-minded philosophical exploration of what AI can and cannot achieve Humans may not be Earth (TM)s most intelligent species for much longer: the world chess, Go, and Jeopardy! champions are now all AIs. Given the rapid pace of progress in AI, many predict that AI could advance to human-level intelligence within the next several decades. From there, it could quickly outpace human intelligence. What do these developments mean for the future of the mind? In Artificial You, Susan Schneider urges that it is inevitable that AI will take intelligence in new directions, but it is up to us to carve out a sensible path forward. As AI technology turns inward, reshaping the brain, as well as outward, potentially creating machine minds, it is crucial to beware. Homo sapiens, as mind designers, will be playing with "tools" they do not understand how to use: the self, the mind, and consciousness. Schneider argues that an insufficient grasp of the nature of self, consciousness, and mind could undermine the use of AI and brain enhancement technology, bringing about the demise or suffering of conscious beings. To flourish, we must grasp the philosophical issues lying beneath the algorithms. At the heart of her exploration is a sober-minded discussion of what AI can truly achieve: Can robots really be conscious? Can we merge with AI, as tech leaders like Elon Musk and Ray Kurzweil, suggest? Is the mind just a program? Examining these thorny issues, Schneider proposes ways we can test for machine consciousness, questions whether consciousness is an unavoidable byproduct of sophisticated intelligence, and considers the overall dangers of creating machine minds.

General

Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2019
Authors: Susan Schneider
Dimensions: 216 x 140mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover - Trade binding
Pages: 200
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-18014-4
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy
Books > Social sciences > Psychology
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences
Books > Computing & IT > General theory of computing
Books > Computing & IT > Applications of computing
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > General
Books > Social sciences > Psychology > Philosophy & theory of psychology
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Books > Computing & IT > General theory of computing > General
Books > Computing & IT > Applications of computing > Artificial intelligence
Books > Social sciences > Psychology > Philosophy & theory of psychology > Cognitive theory
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Neurosciences
Books > Computing & IT > Applications of computing > Artificial intelligence > General
Books > Philosophy > General
LSN: 0-691-18014-8
Barcode: 9780691180144

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