The Most Human Human
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Most Human Human


  • Author : Brian Christian
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2011-03-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385533072


The Most Human Human Book Description :

Each year, the AI community convenes to administer the famous (and famously controversial) Turing test, pitting sophisticated software programs against humans to determine if a computer can “think.” The machine that most often fools the judges wins the Most Human Computer Award. But there is also a prize, strange and intriguing, for the “Most Human Human.” Brian Christian—a young poet with degrees in computer science and philosophy—was chosen to participate in a recent competition. This playful, profound book is not only a testament to his efforts to be deemed more human than a computer, but also a rollicking exploration of what it means to be human in the first place....

The Most Human Human
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Most Human Human


  • Author : Brian Christian
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307476708


The Most Human Human Book Description :

Explores how computers are reshaping ideas about what it means to be human profiling the annual Turing Test to assess a computer's capacity for thought while analyzing related philosophical, biological, and moral issues....

Algorithms to Live By
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Algorithms to Live By


  • Author : Brian Christian
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-04-26
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143196471


Algorithms to Live By Book Description :

A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favourites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades. And the solutions they've found have much to teach us. In a dazzlingly interdisciplina...

Human   Machine
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Human Machine


  • Author : Paul R. Daugherty
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-20
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633693876


Human Machine Book Description :

AI is radically transforming business. Are you ready? Look around you. Artificial intelligence is no longer just a futuristic notion. It's here right now--in software that senses what we need, supply chains that "think" in real time, and robots that respond to changes in their environment. Twenty-first-century pioneer companies are already using AI to innovate and grow fast. The bottom line is this: Businesses that understand how to harness AI can surge ahead. Those that neglect it will fall behind. Which side are you on? In Human + Machine, Accenture leaders Paul R. Daugherty and H. James (Jim) Wilson show that the essence of the AI paradigm shift is the transformation of all business processes within an organization--whether related to breakthrough...

Marketing Rebellion
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Marketing Rebellion


  • Author : Mark W. Schaefer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0578419866


Marketing Rebellion Book Description :

Provides a framework to help you stay ahead of the curve by re-imagining marketing in a world where hyper-empowered consumers drive the business results...

The Alignment Problem

The Alignment Problem


  • Author : Brian Christian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393635821


The Alignment Problem Book Description :

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The Ego Trick
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Ego Trick


  • Author : Julian Baggini
  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Release Date : 2011-03-03
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847083777


The Ego Trick Book Description :

Are you still the person who lived fifteen, ten or five years ago? Fifteen, ten or five minutes ago? Can you plan for your retirement if the you of thirty years hence is in some sense a different person? What and who is the real you? Does it remain constant over time and place, or is it something much more fragmented and fluid? Is it known to you, or are you as much a mystery to yourself as others are to you?With his usual wit, infectious curiosity and bracing scepticism, Julian Baggini sets out to answer these fundamental and unsettling questions. His fascinating quest draws on the history of philosophy, but also anthropology, sociology, psychology and neurology; he talks to theologians, priests, allegedly reincarnated Lamas, and delves into real-li...

The Singularity Is Near
Score: 4
From 28 Ratings

The Singularity Is Near


  • Author : Ray Kurzweil
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005-09-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1101218886


The Singularity Is Near Book Description :

“Startling in scope and bravado.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Artfully envisions a breathtakingly better world.” —Los Angeles Times “Elaborate, smart and persuasive.” —The Boston Globe “A pleasure to read.” —The Wall Street Journal One of CBS News’s Best Fall Books of 2005 • Among St Louis Post-Dispatch’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2005 • One of Amazon.com’s Best Science Books of 2005 A radical and optimistic view of the future course of human development from the bestselling author of How to Create a Mind and The Age of Spiritual Machines who Bill Gates calls “the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence” For over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected a...

Machines Like Me
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

Machines Like Me


  • Author : Ian McEwan
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735278202


Machines Like Me Book Description :

The new novel from the master storyteller is his best in years. Brilliantly McEwan, richly entertaining, a moving love story and a mystery--yet for all its gripping plotline one of the most morally layered novels written for our times, as it carries us into a provocatively real alternative history and the profound challenges of Artificial Intelligence. Set in 1980s London, the story revolves around Charlie: young and reckless, and in love with his upstairs neighbour, the enchanting Miranda whose hidden, murky past hangs between them. He has spent his inheritance on the acquisition of one of twenty-five highly developed new robotic humans--named Adam or Eve, each one beautiful, strong and clever--developed by Alan Turing after his success on the legen...

Humans Are Underrated
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Humans Are Underrated


  • Author : Geoff Colvin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698153653


Humans Are Underrated Book Description :

As technology races ahead, what will people do better than computers? What hope will there be for us when computers can drive cars better than humans, predict Supreme Court decisions better than legal experts, identify faces, scurry helpfully around offices and factories, even perform some surgeries, all faster, more reliably, and less expensively than people? It’s easy to imagine a nightmare scenario in which computers simply take over most of the tasks that people now get paid to do. While we’ll still need high-level decision makers and computer developers, those tasks won’t keep most working-age people employed or allow their living standard to rise. The unavoidable question—will millions of people lose out, unable to best the machine?—i...