Heartificial Intelligence

Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines
Author(s): John C. Havens
Original Publish Date: Feb 02, 2016
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.42 hours)
Product Number: Z100015955
Released: Feb 02, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781681680330
Narrator/s: Eric Michael Summerer
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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As we program machines to be more like humans, how will they know what we value, if we don't know ourselves? The notion of robots gaining consciousness is beginning to become a reality, but the future of human happiness is dependent on our ability to teach machines what we value the most today. Featuring pragmatic solutions drawing on economics, emerging technologies, and positive psychology, Heartificial Intelligence provides a road map to help readers embrace the present and better define their future. Using fictional vignettes to help listeners relate to larger concepts, this book paints a vivid portrait of how our lives might look in either a dystopia of robot dominance or a utopia where we use technology to enhance our natural abilities and evolve into a long-lived, super-intelligent, and caring species.


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Heartificial Intelligence
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Product Number:Z100015955

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Author(s): John C. Havens
Narrator(s): Eric Michael Summerer
Product Number DD22872
Released: Feb 02, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781681680323
Author(s): John C. Havens
Product Number EB00593795
Released: Feb 02, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
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ISBN: #9780698169036

Professional reviews

"Formerly the purview of philosophers, human values are now being parsed by the designers of computerized machines that can make decisions regarding what's good for us. Narrator Eric Summerer wisely plays down the drama of these trends and focuses on delivering this discussion with pleasing vocal clarity and astute phrasing. The arresting material doesn't need amplification. The author says that benevolent artificial intelligence will require careful articulation of what matters to us. Though this could have been just another technology audio, the author's thoughtful writing reaches past the engineering issues and stimulates a lot of questions. Along with Summerer's understated performance, the author's use of his own experiences and thoughtful observations make his message as touching as it is relevant to our times. T.W. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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