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The sentient machine : the coming age of artificial intelligence

by Husain, Amir,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 9 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Non-Fiction Collection Q335.H8155 2017x
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Summary
The future is now. Acclaimed technologist and inventor Amir Husain explains how we can live amidst the coming age of sentient machines and artificial intelligence--and not only survive, but thrive.

Artificial "machine" intelligence is playing an ever-greater role in our society. We are already using cruise control in our cars, automatic checkout at the drugstore, and are unable to live without our smartphones. The discussion around AI is polarized; people think either machines will solve all problems for everyone, or they will lead us down a dark, dystopian path into total human irrelevance. Regardless of what you believe, the idea that we might bring forth intelligent creation can be intrinsically frightening. But what if our greatest role as humans so far is that of creators?

Amir Husain, a brilliant inventor and computer scientist, argues that we are on the cusp of writing our next, and greatest, creation myth. It is the dawn of a new form of intellectual diversity, one that we need to embrace in order to advance the state of the art in many critical fields, including security, resource management, finance, and energy. "In The Sentient Machine , Husain prepares us for a brighter future; not with hyperbole about right and wrong, but with serious arguments about risk and potential" (Dr. Greg Hyslop, Chief Technology Officer, The Boeing Company). He 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? Husain boils down complex computer science and AI concepts into clear, plainspoken language and draws from a wide variety of cultural and historical references to illustrate his points. Ultimately, Husain challenges many of our societal norms and upends assumptions we hold about "the good life."
Additional Information
Subjects Artificial intelligence -- Social aspects.
Artificial intelligence -- Forecasting.
Human-computer interaction.
Publisher New York :2017
Language English
Description vii, 214 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-203) and index.
ISBN 9781501144677
1501144677
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