• Artificial Intelligence

  • What Everyone Needs to Know
  • By: Jerry Kaplan
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-23-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (57 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Artificial Intelligence is likely to greatly increase our aggregate wealth, but it will also upend our labor markets, reshuffle our social order, and strain our private and public institutions. Eventually it may alter how we see our place in the universe, as machines pursue goals independent of their creators and outperform us in domains previously believed to be the sole dominion of humans.
Whether we regard them as conscious or unwitting, revere them as a new form of life or dismiss them as mere clever appliances, is beside the point. They are likely to play an increasingly critical and intimate role in many aspects of our lives. The emergence of systems capable of independent reasoning and action raises serious questions about just whose interests they are permitted to serve, and what limits our society should place on their creation and use.
Deep ethical questions that have bedeviled philosophers for ages will suddenly arrive on the steps of our courthouses. And the answers may surprise you.
©2016 Oxford University Press (P)2017 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By hughrdaman on 03-10-18

Profound

Crisp and enlightening with the proper dose of relevance to present circumstances. If nothing else, skip to last chapter for a poetic yet sober analysis of what AI may hold for us.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Philomath on 07-13-17

A good summation of Artificial Intellegence

The Author who works in the artificial intelligence field gives good general prospects for how artificial intelligence can improve our lives and to a certain extent the harmful side effects, mostly focussing on the displacements of work from man to machine.

Although his outlook towards a runaway AI, or one/s that will take over the was left by him to the science fiction realm. His discounting of such events is mitigated by the probable likelihood as he mentioned for autonomous general artificial intelligence to be used for harm, in which case, a super artificial intelligence can certainly be a cause for concern and considered an existential threat to humanity.

Overall a good short synopsis of AI looked at from in a linear perspective, as he himself explained we are not hot-wired to recognise exponential growth. A satisfyingly short read, but the subjects warrants a much deeper look, which I hope a book in the future will provide.

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