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The Resource The sentient machine : the coming age of artificial intelligence, Amir Husain

The sentient machine : the coming age of artificial intelligence, Amir Husain

Label
The sentient machine : the coming age of artificial intelligence
Title
The sentient machine
Title remainder
the coming age of artificial intelligence
Statement of responsibility
Amir Husain
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Explores universal questions about humanity's capacity for living and thriving in the coming age of sentient machines and AI, examining debates from opposing perspectives while discussing emerging intellectual diversity and its potential role in enabling a positive life
  • "Whether it is self-driving cars, advancements in search engine technology, or the latest in voice-recognition software, AI, or artificial "machine" intelligence, is playing an ever-greater role in our daily lives. Yet the discussion around these recent advancements is largely polarized; some experts think that machines will solve most of humanity's problems, while others argue that AI's progression will lead us down a dark, dystopian path that renders mankind irrelevant. Regardless of what one believes, the idea that we might bring forth intelligent creation can be intrinsically frightening. But what if this moment reveals humanity's ultimate purpose? What if AI is our greatest creation? Amir Husain, a brilliant inventor and computer scientist, argues that we are on the cusp of writing our greatest creation myth with AI. In the near-term, AI technology will advance many critical fields, including cybersecurity, finance, energy, military applications, and healthcare. In the future, this explosion of intelligence has the potential to reshape our entire existence. In [this book], Husain addresses broad existential questions surrounding the coming of AI: Why are we valuable? What can we create in this world? How are we intelligent? What constitutes progress for us? And how might we fail to progress? Drawing on thinkers from Descartes to Turing, Husain responds to these questions with a dazzling yet realistic look at the future and provides an inspiring vision of the great changes now nearly upon us."--Dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
BYV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Husain, Amir
Dewey number
  • 303.483
  • 006.30112
Index
index present
LC call number
Q335
LC item number
.H795 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Human-computer interaction
  • COMPUTERS / Machine Theory
  • COMPUTERS / Social Aspects / Human-Computer Interaction
  • SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Label
The sentient machine : the coming age of artificial intelligence, Amir Husain
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 2.
  • Healthcare
  • 3.
  • Security in the cyber age
  • 4.
  • Warfare and AI
  • 5.
  • Financial markets
  • 6.
  • Cognitive spaces
  • Prologue:
  • 7.
  • Mind hacking
  • Part three:
  • The future
  • 8.
  • The missing block...
  • 9.
  • Decoupling work and purpose
  • 10.
  • The pursuit of knowledge
  • A boy's discovery
  • 11.
  • Genesis AI
  • Epilogue:
  • And what of humanity?
  • Part one:
  • What is AI?
  • Part two:
  • Today and tomorrow
  • 1.
  • The emerging internet of things
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 214 pages
Isbn
9781501144677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1003661740
  • (OCoLC)1003661740
Label
The sentient machine : the coming age of artificial intelligence, Amir Husain
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 2.
  • Healthcare
  • 3.
  • Security in the cyber age
  • 4.
  • Warfare and AI
  • 5.
  • Financial markets
  • 6.
  • Cognitive spaces
  • Prologue:
  • 7.
  • Mind hacking
  • Part three:
  • The future
  • 8.
  • The missing block...
  • 9.
  • Decoupling work and purpose
  • 10.
  • The pursuit of knowledge
  • A boy's discovery
  • 11.
  • Genesis AI
  • Epilogue:
  • And what of humanity?
  • Part one:
  • What is AI?
  • Part two:
  • Today and tomorrow
  • 1.
  • The emerging internet of things
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 214 pages
Isbn
9781501144677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1003661740
  • (OCoLC)1003661740

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