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In our own image savior or destroyer? : the history and future of artificial intelligence

by Zarkadakēs, Giōrgos, 1964-

Format: Kindle Book 2016 2016
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Summary
"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 sci-fi blockbusters, arguing that a fascination with AI is hardwired into the human psyche. The narrative delves into AI's history, technology, and potential; its manifestations in intelligent machines; its connections to neurology and consciousness, and finally--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--as science fiction becomes science fact, the world is poised to enter the Age of Artificial Intelligence. Ultimately, as Zarkadakis observes, the fate of AI has profound implications for the future of science and humanity itself."--Jacket.
Contents
Introduction
Part I. Dreaming of electric sheep. The birth of the modern mind
Life in the bush of ghosts
The mechanical Turk
Loving the alien
Prometheus unbound
The return of the gods
Part II. The mind problem. A blueprint for a universe
Minds without bodies
La Résistance
Peering into the mind
The cybernetic brain
Part III. Ada in Wonderland. 'All Cretans are liars'
The program
From Bletchley Park to Google campus
Machines that think
Darwin at the edge of chaos
Epilogue : the future of humanity
Timeline : a brief history of artificial intelligence.

Additional Information
Subjects Artificial intelligence Social aspects
Computers and civilization
Artificial intelligence Popular works
Machine theory
Human-computer interaction
Computer Technology
Technology
Science
Nonfiction
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Pegasus Books2016
2016
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: OverDrive Read
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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 322-347) and index.
ISBN 9781681771076
1681771071
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