Our Final Invention
|Author||: James Barrat|
|Publisher||: St. Martin's Griffin|
|Total Pages||: 336|
|Rating||: 4/5 (83 Downloads)|
Download or read book Our Final Invention written by James Barrat and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2015-02-17 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Huffington Post Definitive Tech Book of 2013 In as little as a decade, artificial intelligence could match and then surpass human intelligence. Corporations and government agencies around the world 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, James Barrat's 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?