• In Our Own Image

  • Savior or Destroyer? The History and Future of Artificial Intelligence
  • By: George Zarkadakis
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 03-15-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4.6 (51 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A timely and important book that explores the societal and ethical implications of artificial intelligence as we approach the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution.
George Zarkadakis explores one of humankind's oldest love-hate relationships: our ties with artificial intelligence, or AI. He traces AI's origins in ancient myth, through literary classics like Frankenstein to today's science fiction blockbusters, arguing that a fascination with AI is hardwired into the human psyche. He explains AI's history, technology, and potential; its manifestations in intelligent machines; its connections to neurology and consciousness; and - perhaps most tellingly - what AI reveals about us as human beings.
In Our Own Image argues that we are on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution - poised to enter the age of artificial intelligence as science fiction becomes science fact. Ultimately, Zarkadakis observes, the fate of AI has profound implications for the future of science and humanity itself.
©2015 George Zarkadakis (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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By bob on 03-26-17

simply the most intelligent book on this subject .

could not stop listening....it is better than any college course you could find on the subject.

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By Laura Gibbs on 12-31-16

Wide-ranging analysis, all of it fascinating

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This is the best book I have read on human consciousness. I really appreciated the blend of cultural background with the reporting on scientific research. Especially if you think the Turing Test is all there is to determining artificial intelligence, think again! I learned a lot from this book and enjoyed every bit of it.

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