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Our final invention : artificial intelligence and the end of the human era, James Barrat

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Our final invention : artificial intelligence and the end of the human era
Title
Our final invention
Title remainder
artificial intelligence and the end of the human era
Statement of responsibility
James Barrat
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Artificial Intelligence helps choose what books you buy, what movies you see, and even who you date. It puts the "smart" in your smart phone, it has the run of your house, and soon it will drive your car. It makes most of the trades on Wall Street, and controls vital energy, water, and transportation infrastructure. But Artificial Intelligence can also threaten our existence. Though primitive today, 'intelligent' computer systems double in speed and power each year. In as little as a decade, AI could match and then surpass human intelligence. Corporations and government agencies are pouring billions into achieving AI's Holy Grail -- human-level intelligence. Once AI has attained it, scientists argue, it will have survival drives much like our own. We may be forced to compete with a rival more cunning, more powerful, and more alien than we can imagine. Through profiles of tech visionaries, industry watchdogs, and groundbreaking AI systems, James Barrat's Our Final Invention explores the perils of the heedless pursuit of advanced AI. Until now, human intelligence has had no rival. Can we coexist with computers whose intelligence dwarfs our own? And more to the point: will they allow us to?"--
  • "The Internet is usually considered a breakthrough in technological--and even social--progress. The promises that it holds for our future are discussed in terms of an utopian vision--intelligent, helpful robots; enhanced brain function; disease-and-famine ridding nanotechnology, and other positive benefits. But there's another, rarely discussed and far darker possibility. As Our Final Invention argues, we may be racing towards our own annihilation, as the military, academia, and corporate advances in artificial intelligence may lead to an uncontrollable new lifeform far smarter and more powerful than we can imagine. Advanced artificial intelligence might seem like a far-out science fiction story, but it is actually far closer than most of us realize. Bringing together the ideas of experts in a thoroughly accessible way and exposing the dark side to the vision presented in The Singularity is Near, Our Final Invention explores how the convergence of current developments in technology may lead to a catastrophic outcome within the next few years"--
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Barrat, James
Dewey number
303.48/34
Index
index present
LC call number
Q335
LC item number
.B377 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Human engineering
  • Human evolution
Target audience
adult
Label
Our final invention : artificial intelligence and the end of the human era, James Barrat
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781250058782
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
2013017971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (DLC) 2013017971
  • 1055020
  • (OCoLC)ocn827256597
  • 1076157
  • 1076157
Label
Our final invention : artificial intelligence and the end of the human era, James Barrat
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781250058782
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
2013017971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (DLC) 2013017971
  • 1055020
  • (OCoLC)ocn827256597
  • 1076157
  • 1076157

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