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Artificial intelligence

by Kaplan, Jerry,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction Q335.K36 2016
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  Q335.K36 2016
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Technology 004.04 KAP
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Technology
 
Call Number  004.04 KAP
 
 
Summary
Over the coming decades, Artificial Intelligence will profoundly impact the way we live, work, wage war, play, seek a mate, educate our young, and care for our elderly. It 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. Can a machine be held accountable for its actions? Should intelligent systems enjoy independent rights and responsibilities, or are they simple property? Who should be held responsible when a self-driving car kills a pedestrian? Can your personal robot hold your place in line, or be compelled to testify against you? If it turns out to be possible to upload your mind into a machine, is that still you? The answers may surprise you.
Additional Information
Series What everyone needs to know.
Subjects Artificial intelligence -- Social aspects -- Popular works.
Artificial intelligence -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Popular works.
Publisher New York, NY :2016
Language English
Description xvi, 165 pages ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780190602383
0190602384
9780190602390
0190602392
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