What to Think About Machines That Think: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Age of Machine Intelligence

John Brockman March 23, 2018

As the world becomes ever dominated by technology, John Brockman s latest addition to the acclaimed and bestselling Edge Question Series asks than 175 leading scientists, philosophers, and artists What do you think about machines that think The development of artificial intelligence has been a source of fascination and anxiety ever since Alan Turing formalizedAs the world becomes ever dominated by technology, John Brockman s latest addition to the acclaimed and bestselling Edge Question Series asks than 175 leading scientists, philosophers, and artists What do you think about machines that think The development of artificial intelligence has been a source of fascination and anxiety ever since Alan Turing formalized the concept in 1950 Today, Stephen Hawking believes that AI could spell the end of the human race At the very least, its development raises complicated moral issues with powerful real world implications for us and for our machines.In this volume, recording artist Brian Eno proposes that we re already part of an AI global civilization, or what TED curator Chris Anderson elsewhere calls the hive mind And author Pamela McCorduck considers what drives us to pursue AI in the first place.On the existential threat posed by superintelligent machines, Steven Pinker questions the likelihood of a robot uprising Douglas Coupland traces discomfort with human programmed AI to deeper fears about what constitutes humanness Martin Rees predicts the end of organic thinking, while Daniel C Dennett explains why he believes the Singularity might be an urban legend.Provocative, enriching, and accessible, What to Think About Machines That Think may just be a practical guide to the not so distant future.


  • Title: What to Think About Machines That Think: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Age of Machine Intelligence
  • Author: John Brockman
  • ISBN: 9780062425652
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Paperback
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