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Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era (Out of print)

AUTHOR Barrat, James
PUBLISHER Thomas Dunne Books
PRODUCT TYPE Hardcover (Hardcover)


Elon Musk named Our Final Invention one of 5 books everyone should read about the future

A Huffington Post Definitive Tech Book of 2013

Artificial Intelligence helps choose what books you buy, what movies you see, and even who you date. It puts the "smart" in your smartphone and soon it will drive your car. It makes most of the trades on Wall Street, and controls vital energy, water, and transportation infrastructure. But Artificial Intelligence can also threaten our existence.

In as little as a decade, AI could match and then surpass human intelligence. Corporations and government agencies are pouring billions into achieving AI's Holy Grail-human-level intelligence. Once AI has attained it, scientists argue, it will have survival drives much like our own. We may be forced to compete with a rival more cunning, more powerful, and more alien than we can imagine.
Through profiles of tech visionaries, industry watchdogs, and groundbreaking AI systems, Our Final Invention explores the perils of the heedless pursuit of advanced AI. Until now, human intelligence has had no rival. Can we coexist with beings whose intelligence dwarfs our own? And will they allow us to?

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ISBN-13: 9780312622374
ISBN-10: 0312622376
Binding: Hardback or Cased Book (Sewn)
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 336
Product Dimensions: 5.81 x 1.13 x 8.37 inches
Weight: 0.92 pound(s)
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BISAC Categories
Computers | Intelligence (AI) & Semantics
Computers | General
Computers | Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
Dewey Decimal: 303.483
Library of Congress Control Number: 2013017971
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Author: Barrat, James
James Barrat is a documentary filmmaker who s written and produced films for National Geographic, Discovery, PBS, and many other broadcasters in the United States and Europe. He lives near Washington, DC with his wife and two children.
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