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The Resource Possible minds : twenty-five ways of looking at AI, edited by John Brockman

Possible minds : twenty-five ways of looking at AI, edited by John Brockman

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Possible minds : twenty-five ways of looking at AI
Title
Possible minds
Title remainder
twenty-five ways of looking at AI
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Brockman
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Science world luminary John Brockman assembles twenty-five of the most important scientific minds, people who have been thinking about the field artificial intelligence for most of their careers, for an unparalleled round-table examination about mind, thinking, intelligence and what it means to be human"--
  • "An unparalleled round-table examination about mind, thinking, intelligence, and what it means to be human. 'Artificial intelligence is today's story--the story behind all other stories. It is the Second Coming and the Apocalypse at the same time: good AI versus evil AI.'--John Brockman. More than sixty years ago, mathematician-philosopher Norbert Wiener published a book on the place of machines in society that ended with a warning: 'We shall never receive the right answers to our questions unless we ask the right questions. ... The hour is very late, and the choice of good and evil knocks at our door.' In the wake of advances in unsupervised, self-improving machine learning, a small but influential community of thinkers is considering Wiener's words again. In Possible Minds, John Brockman gathers their disparate visions of where AI might be taking us. The fruit of the long history of Brockman's profound engagement with the most important scientific minds who have been thinking about AI--from Alison Gopnik and David Deutsch to Frank Wilczek and Stephen Wolfram--[this book] is an ideal introduction to the landscape of crucial issues AI presents. The collision between opposing perspectives is salutary and exhilarating; some of these figures, such as computer scientist Stuart Russell, Skype cofounder Jaan Tallinn, and physicist Max Tegmark, are deeply concerned with the threat of AI, including the existential one, while others, notably robotics entrepreneur Rodney Brooks, philosopher Daniel Dennett, and bestselling author Steven Pinker, have a very different view. Serious, searching, and authoritative, Possible Minds lays out the intellectual landscape of one of the most important topics of our time."--Jacket
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Dewey number
006.3
Index
index present
LC call number
  • Q335
  • Q335
LC item number
  • .P674 2019
  • .D436 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1941-
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Brockman, John
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  • Artificial intelligence
  • Artificial intelligence
Label
Possible minds : twenty-five ways of looking at AI, edited by John Brockman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What can we do?
  • Daniel C. Dennett
  • The inhuman mess our machines have gotten us into
  • Rodney Brooks
  • The unity of intelligence
  • Frank Wilczek
  • Let's aspire to more than making ourselves obsolete
  • Max Tegmark
  • Dissident messages
  • Jaan Tallinn
  • Wrong, but more relevant than ever
  • Tech prophecy and the underappreciated causal power of ideas
  • Steven Pinker
  • Beyond reward and punishment
  • David Deutsch
  • The artificial use of human beings
  • Tom Griffiths
  • Putting the human into the AI equation
  • Anca Dragan
  • Gradient descent
  • Chris Anderson
  • Seth Lloyd
  • "Information" for Wiener, for Shannon, and for us
  • David Kaiser
  • Scaling
  • Neil Gershenfeld
  • The first machine intelligences
  • W. Daniel Hillis
  • Will computers become our overlords?
  • Venki Ramakrishnan
  • The human strategy
  • Alex "Sandy" Pentland
  • The limitations of opaque learning machines
  • Making the invisible visible : art meets AI
  • Hans Ulrich Obrist
  • AIs versus four-year-olds
  • Alison Gopnick
  • Algorists dream of objectivity
  • Peter Galison
  • The rights of machines
  • George M. Church
  • The artistic use of cybernetic beings
  • Caroline A. Jones
  • Judea Pearl
  • Artificial intelligence and the future of civilization
  • Stephen Wolfram
  • The purpose put into the machine
  • Stuart Russell
  • The third law
  • George Dyson
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 293 pages
Isbn
9780525557999
Lccn
2018032888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1048658727
  • (OCoLC)on1048658727
  • 3519643
Label
Possible minds : twenty-five ways of looking at AI, edited by John Brockman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What can we do?
  • Daniel C. Dennett
  • The inhuman mess our machines have gotten us into
  • Rodney Brooks
  • The unity of intelligence
  • Frank Wilczek
  • Let's aspire to more than making ourselves obsolete
  • Max Tegmark
  • Dissident messages
  • Jaan Tallinn
  • Wrong, but more relevant than ever
  • Tech prophecy and the underappreciated causal power of ideas
  • Steven Pinker
  • Beyond reward and punishment
  • David Deutsch
  • The artificial use of human beings
  • Tom Griffiths
  • Putting the human into the AI equation
  • Anca Dragan
  • Gradient descent
  • Chris Anderson
  • Seth Lloyd
  • "Information" for Wiener, for Shannon, and for us
  • David Kaiser
  • Scaling
  • Neil Gershenfeld
  • The first machine intelligences
  • W. Daniel Hillis
  • Will computers become our overlords?
  • Venki Ramakrishnan
  • The human strategy
  • Alex "Sandy" Pentland
  • The limitations of opaque learning machines
  • Making the invisible visible : art meets AI
  • Hans Ulrich Obrist
  • AIs versus four-year-olds
  • Alison Gopnick
  • Algorists dream of objectivity
  • Peter Galison
  • The rights of machines
  • George M. Church
  • The artistic use of cybernetic beings
  • Caroline A. Jones
  • Judea Pearl
  • Artificial intelligence and the future of civilization
  • Stephen Wolfram
  • The purpose put into the machine
  • Stuart Russell
  • The third law
  • George Dyson
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 293 pages
Isbn
9780525557999
Lccn
2018032888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1048658727
  • (OCoLC)on1048658727
  • 3519643

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