The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive

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For the first time in history, we are interacting with computers so sophisticated that we think they're human beings. This is a remarkable feat of human ingenuity, but what does it say about our humanity? Are we really no better at being human than the machines we've created? By mimicking our behaviour and conversation, computers have recently come within a single vote of passing the Turing Test, the widely accepted threshold at which a machine can be said to be 'thinking' or 'intelligent'. In this witty, wide-ranging and inspiring investigation, Brian Christian takes the recent and breathtaking advances in artificial intelligence as the opportunity to rethink what it means to be human, and what it means to be intelligent, in the 21st century. Competing head-to-head with the world's leading AI programmes at the annual Turing Test competition, he uses their astonishing achievements as well as their equally fascinating failings to reveal our most human abilities: to learn, to communicate, to intuit and to understand. And in an age when computers may be steering us away from these activities, he shows us how to become the most human humans that we can be. Drawing on science, philosophy, literature and the arts, and touching on aspects of life as diverse as language, work, school, chess, speed-dating, art, video games, psychiatry and the law, "The Most Human Human" shows that that far from being a threat to our humanity, computers provide a better means than ever before of understanding what it is.

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Brian Christian was born in 1984. He holds a dual degree from Brown University in computer science and philosophy, and an MFA in poetry. His work has appeared in both literary and scientific journals. In 2009, he competed with the world's leading artificial intelligence software at the international Turing Test competition, where he was awarded the prize for 'The Most Human Human'. This is his first book. In it, you will discover: Why computers can fly planes but can't ride bicycles How Deep Blue beat Gary Kasparov but why it didn't count What arguments have in common with amnesia Why speaking to a machine is like a bad date What life is all about and how to live it better...

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Remarkable, enjoyable, heartening. A philosophical joyride connecting the thoughts of Aristotle with David Brent ... The day that a machine creates work of such wit and originality, we should all be very worried The Times Lively, thought-stirring, entertaining ... an invaluable sourcebook on computing in modern-day life ... compelling insights -- John Gray New Statesman Tremendously entertaining ... explores human identity by asking what we can glean about ourselves from successes and failures in the field of artificial intelligence Metro **** Fast-paced, witty, and thoroughly winning ... investigates the nature of human interactions, the meaning of language, and the essence of what sets us apart from machines ... fabulous Publishers Weekly Excellent ... a fascinating explanation of what it means to be human ... In one particularly insightful section, Christian notes that we can only be replaced by machines if we have first allowed ourselves to become like them Financial Times Immensely ambitious and bold, intellectually provocative, while at the same time entertaining and witty - a delightful book about how to live a meaningful, thriving life -- Alan Lightman, Author Of Einstein's Dreams Such an important book ... Brian Christian takes on this very weighty task, and somehow makes it fun -- Brian Shenk, Author Of The Genius In All Of Us A lively personable read and an empowering affirmation of our species Time Out **** An eye-opening inquest into human imagination, thought, conversation, love and deception David Eagleman, author of Sum Absorbing ... Christian cleverly suggests that the Turing Test not only tells us how smart computers are but also teaches us about ourselves. ... covers a great deal of ground with admirable clarity but with a lightness of touch ... has a real knack for summing up key ideas by applying them to real-life situations -- Julian Baggini Wall Street Journal An irreverent picaresque ... What Christian learns along the way is that if machines win the imitation game as often as they do, it's not because they're getting better at acting human; it's because we're getting worse ... An authentic son of Frost, he learns by going where he has to go, and in doing so proves that both he and his book deserve their title The New York Times Strange, fertile and sometimes beautiful ... takes both the deep limitations and halting progress of artificial intelligence as an occasion for thinking about the most human activity -- Matthew Crawford, Author Of The Case For Working With Your Hands Entertaining and informative Economist

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Most Human Human by Brian Christian is a mind-blowing piece of reportage that will appeal to readers of Jon Ronson s The Psychopath Test, and an inspiring riposte to John Gray s classic Straw Dogs - a book that will change your whole understanding of what being human actually means.AI is on the brink of a new dawn. And so are we. . .Telling the difference between humans and computers used to be easy. But artificial intelligence is now so advanced that it is capable of behaving, and even thinking, in ways that have long been considered exclusive to humankind. The time has come to rethink what being human actually means.In The Most Human Human Brian Christian meets the world s leading artificial intelligences, finds out what they re capable of - and what makes us unique. The result is a funny, shocking, inspiring, deeply humane and intelligent book that reaches into every aspect of our lives. Tremendously entertaining ****Metro Excellent . a fascinating explanation of what it means to be human Financial Times Remarkable. A philosophical joyride. The day that a machine creates work of such wit and originality, we should all be very worried The Times An epic tour of philosophical, linguistic and scientific discovery. We stop off in places as far-flung as existential anxiety, predictive text and Gary Kasparov s defeat by Deep Blue ****Time Out Lively, thought-stirring, entertaining, invaluable . compelling insights John Gray, New StatesmanAt the age of twenty-six, Brian Christian has lectured at the LSE, Royal Academy, Bristol Festival of Ideas, Microsoft and Google, been interviewed on The Daily Show, BBC and in the Paris Review, profiled in the Guardian, featured in The New York Times, the New Yorker and on the front cover of Atlantic, and has made numerous appearances at universities and in online videos speaking on his subject. He holds a dual degree from Brown University in computer science and philosophy, and an MFA in poetry. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780241956052

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