In our own image savior or destroyer? : the history and future of artificial intelligence
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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.
Part I. Dreaming of electric sheep. The birth of the modern mind
Life in the bush of ghosts
The mechanical Turk
Loving the alien
The return of the gods
Part II. The mind problem. A blueprint for a universe
Minds without bodies
Peering into the mind
The cybernetic brain
Part III. Ada in Wonderland. 'All Cretans are liars'
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.
Artificial intelligence Social aspects
Computers and civilization
Artificial intelligence Popular works
|Publisher|| New York :Pegasus Books2016
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 322-347) and index.