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Artificial You

AI and the Future of Your Mind

In Artificial You, Susan Schneider says that it is inevitable that AI will take intelligence in new directions, but urges that it is up to us to carve out a sensible path forward. As AI technology turns inward, reshaping the brain, as well as outward, potentially creating machine minds, it is crucial to beware. Homo sapiens, as mind designers, will be playing with "tools" they do not understand how to use: the self, the mind, and consciousness. Schneider argues that an insufficient grasp of the nature of these entities could undermine the use of AI and brain enhancement technology, bringing about the demise or suffering of conscious beings. To flourish, we must grasp the philosophical issues lying beneath the algorithms. At the heart of her exploration is a sober-minded discussion of what AI can truly achieve: Can robots really be conscious? Can we merge with AI, as tech leaders like Elon Musk and Ray Kurzweil suggest? Is the mind just a program? Examining these thorny issues, Schneider proposes ways we can test for machine consciousness, questions whether consciousness is an unavoidable byproduct of sophisticated intelligence, and considers the overall dangers of creating machine minds.

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In Artificial You, Susan Schneider says that it is inevitable that AI will take intelligence in new directions, but urges that it is up to us to carve out a sensible path forward. As AI technology turns inward, reshaping the brain, as well as outward, potentially creating machine minds, it is crucial to beware. Homo sapiens, as mind designers, will be playing with "tools" they do not understand how to use: the self, the mind, and consciousness. Schneider argues that an insufficient grasp of the nature of these entities could undermine the use of AI and brain enhancement technology, bringing about the demise or suffering of conscious beings. To flourish, we must grasp the philosophical issues lying beneath the algorithms. At the heart of her exploration is a sober-minded discussion of what AI can truly achieve: Can robots really be conscious? Can we merge with AI, as tech leaders like Elon Musk and Ray Kurzweil suggest? Is the mind just a program? Examining these thorny issues, Schneider proposes ways we can test for machine consciousness, questions whether consciousness is an unavoidable byproduct of sophisticated intelligence, and considers the overall dangers of creating machine minds.

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Verlag University Presses
Einband Fester Einband
Erscheinungsjahr 2019
Seitenangabe 192 S.
Meldetext Versandbereit innert 24 Stunden
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Abbildungen 9 b/w illus.
Masse H22.4 cm x B14.5 cm x D2.0 cm 357 g
Coverlag Princeton University Press (Imprint/Brand)
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Autor Schneider, Susan
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Produktspezifikation
Verlag University Presses
Einband Fester Einband
Erscheinungsjahr 2019
Seitenangabe 192 S.
Meldetext Versandbereit innert 24 Stunden
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Abbildungen 9 b/w illus.
Masse H22.4 cm x B14.5 cm x D2.0 cm 357 g
Coverlag Princeton University Press (Imprint/Brand)
Artikelart Lager
Autor Schneider, Susan
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