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The Digital Ape : How to Live (in Peace) with Smart Machines - Nigel Shadbolt

The Digital Ape

How to Live (in Peace) with Smart Machines

Paperback Published: 3rd May 2019
ISBN: 9780190932985
Number Of Pages: 360

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The smart-machines revolution is reshaping our lives and our societies. Here, Sir Nigel Shadbolt, one of the world's leading authorities on artificial intelligence, and Roger Hampson dispel terror, confusion, and misconception. We are not about to be elbowed aside by a rebel army of super-intelligent robots of our own creation. We were using tools before we became Homo sapiens, and will continue to build and master them, no matter how complicated they become. How we exercise that control--in our private lives, in employment, in politics--and make the best of the wonderful opportunities, will determine our collective future well-being.

Chapter by chapter, The Digital Ape outline how our choices and the use and adaptation of the tools we've created can lead to opportunities for the environment (both built and natural), health, and our security. Shadbolt and Hampson are uniquely well-suited to draw on historical precedent and technical know-how to offer a vision of the future that is exciting, rather than nerve-wracking, to contemplate.

Industry Reviews

"Rich in ideas and insights, the book is especially strong on our growing personal relationships with Alexa and other robots... An upbeat-even reassuring-take on what will be an AI-saturated future." -- KIRKUS "Numbed by dire warnings of technological Armageddon? Computer scientist Nigel Shadbolt and economist Roger Hampson dispel the miasma with this superb survey of the landscape we 'digital apes' have wrought" -- NATURE "This is a brilliantly readable, genuinely cutting-edge book that is also often very entertaining. Of all the recent studies of automation and AI,ÂThe Digital ApeÂstands head and shoulders above the rest. Shadbolt and Hampson have written a landmark book" -- Andrew Keen, Author ofÂHOW TO FIX THE FUTUREÂandÂTHE INTERNET IS NOT THE ANSWER

Chapter 1 Biology and technology Chapter 2 Our hyper-complex habitat Chapter 3 The digital ape emerges Chapter 4 Social machines Chapter 5 Artificial and natural intelligence Chapter 6 New companions Chapter 7 Big beasts Chapter 8 The challenge of data Chapter 9 Augmented wisdom? Afterword 311 Chapter References Bibliography

ISBN: 9780190932985
ISBN-10: 0190932988
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 3rd May 2019
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.49  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.5

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