Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

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  • Nick Bostrom
  • Author:  Nick Bostrom
  • Collection:  "Beautiful Mind" Collection
  • Year: 11-06-2018
  • Translator from English: Maria Kondakova
  • Availability:  In Stock
  • Product Code:  2152-01
  • SKU: 18.0227
  • ISBN: 978-619-01-0262-5
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Superintelligence asks the questions: what happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become extremely powerful—possibly beyond our control. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on humans than on the species itself, so would the fate of humankind depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence. 

But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed Artificial Intelligence, to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation?

This profoundly ambitious and original audiobook breaks down a vast track of difficult intellectual terrain. After an utterly engrossing journey that takes us to the frontiers of thinking about the human condition and the future of intelligent life, we find in Nick Bostrom's work nothing less than a reconceptualization of the essential task of our time.

About the Author

Nick Bostrom

Nick Bostrom

Nick Bostrom (born 10 March 1973) is a Swedish philosopher at the University of Oxford known for his work on existential risk, the anthropic principle, human enhancement ethics, superintelligence ris... Read more

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Tags: Future & Technology,The Human Brain,Scientific Theories

Specification
Year 11-06-2018
Translator from English: Maria Kondakova
Pages 448
Size 168/240 мм
Weight 0.72 kg
Collection Колекция "Красив ум"
Cover Type Hardcover
Genre Future & Technology, The Human Brain, Scientific Theories

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