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The Resource The sentient machine : the coming age of artificial intelligence, Amir Husain

The sentient machine : the coming age of artificial intelligence, Amir Husain

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The sentient machine : the coming age of artificial intelligence
Title
The sentient machine
Title remainder
the coming age of artificial intelligence
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Amir Husain
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eng
Summary
In the tradition of Michio Kaku's The Future of the Mind, acclaimed technologist and inventor Amir Husain answers the universal question of how we can live amidst the coming age of sentient machines and artificial intelligence--and not only survive, but thrive. The future is now. Artificial "machine" intelligence is playing an ever-greater role in our society. We are already using cruise control in our cars, automatic checkout at the drugstore, and are unable to live without our smartphones. The discussion around AI is largely polarized; people think either machines will solve all problems for everyone, or they will lead us down a dark, dystopian path into total human irrelevance. Regardless of what you believe, the idea that we might bring forth intelligent creation can be intrinsically frightening. But what if our greatest role as humans so far is that of creators? Amir Husain, a brilliant inventor and computer scientist argues that we are on the cusp of writing our next, and greatest, creation myth. It is the dawn of a new form of intellectual diversity, one that we need to embrace in order to advance the state of the art in many critical fields, including security, resource management, finance, and energy. In The Sentient Machine, he addresses broad existential questions surrounding the coming of AI: Why are we valuable? What can we create in this world? How are we intelligent? What constitutes progress for us? And how might we fail to progress? Husain boils down complex computer science and AI concepts into clear, plainspoken language and draws from a wide variety of cultural and historical references to illustrate his points. Ultimately, he challenges many of our societal norms and upends assumptions we hold about "the good life."
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Husain, Amir
Dewey number
303.483
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Q335
LC item number
.H795 2017ab
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Read by Simon Jones
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1950-
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  • Artificial intelligence
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  • Human-computer interaction
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The sentient machine : the coming age of artificial intelligence, Amir Husain
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (5 hr., 48 min., 44 sec.))
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9781508251880
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The sentient machine : the coming age of artificial intelligence, Amir Husain
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Publication
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digital storage
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online resource
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spoken word
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (5 hr., 48 min., 44 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
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9781508251880
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computer
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