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The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence
Amir Husain: The Sentient Machine Amir Husain: The Sentient Machine Amir Husain: The Sentient Machine

The ​future is now. Acclaimed technologist and inventor Amir Husain explains how we can live amidst the coming age of sentient machines and artificial intelligence—and not only survive, but thrive.

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 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… (tovább)

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 2017

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Scribner, New York, 2018
240 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9781501144684
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Souvenir Press, London, 2018
226 oldal · ASIN: B079STQPSL
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Scribner, New York, 2017
224 oldal · keménytáblás · ISBN: 9781501144677

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Amir Husain: The Sentient Machine

Amir Husain: The Sentient Machine The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence

Annyiban könnyű dolga volt a szerzőnek, hogy engem aztán nem kell győzködni a mesterséges intelligencia fontosságáról, alapvetően pozitívan állok a kérdéshez. (Persze ő is szót ejt a technológiában rejlő veszélyekről, de ezek szerinte végső soron mind kiküszöbölhetőek.) A könyv rendkívül olvasmányos, nem szájbarágós, de nem is hagyja a sötétben a témában kevésbé járatos olvasókat. Látszik, hogy a szerző ért is hozzá, és szereti is, amit csinál. Ami igazán érdekes olvasmánnyá tette a könyvet, hogy az AI különböző területeken (pl. egészségügy, hadászat) való felhasználásán túl beszél az emberi tényezőről is, vagyis arról, hogy az egész faj fejlődésére milyen hatással lesz az, hogy a mesterséges intelligencia olyasmit is elképzelhetővé tesz számunkra, ami addig kívül esett az emberi megismerésen. Ilyen szempontból filozófiai is a mű, hiszen az AI felbukkanásán keresztül foglalkozik azzal, hogy mit is jelent embernek lenni, hol vannak a korlátaink a valóság érzékelésében, és hogy tényleg feleslegessé válunk-e, ha a robotok elveszik a munkánkat (spoiler: nem).

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Aristotle writes about “eudemon,” or the pursuit of an absolute good. The Bible tells us that “ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free” and the Quran exhorts: “Read!” In the Genesis story that appears in the Abrahamic religions, Adam is superior because God taught him the nature of all things. In these, and so many other fictions of humanity, we see the essence of our fundamental purpose: to gain knowledge.

10. The Pursuit of Knowledge

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If we can agree that it is valuable for sentient beings to perceive knowledge in the abstract, then anything that helps us in our search for knowledge is inherently of value. And, beyond that, if we can also accept that we, as humans, do not have a fixed form, that we are not made like the statues of Dionysus—cast in plaster in an image of a god that will never change—then we can welcome AI as the next stage in our human story. AI is simply one more stepping-stone in the pursuit of knowledge.

10. The Pursuit of Knowledge

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This is not a reductive story of AI delivering robots that move more efficiently than human workers; it is a profound change in our understanding of how the universe works.

11. Genesis AI

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We must plant the seeds of artificial intelligence and give it the ability and the agency to become what it will eventually become. Just as nature can’t predict any one particular mutation, we, as humans, can’t predict the evolutionary trajectory of our greatest creation. We must not squash its development: this will hurt us in the end and, who knows, it might also hurt the universe.

Part One: What is AI?

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The controversies are many and the ethical discussions are necessary—including the fear of designer babies, the risk of a superhuman species, or, simply, the unintended consequences of having neural devices hacked. And yet, despite all this, when we discuss whether to pursue these AI advances, we are setting our society up for a false choice. Technology and science have a way of simply happening; advances in ideas cannot be contained and one breakthrough inevitably leads to another.

2. Healthcare

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