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The AI Does Not Hate You: Superintelligence, Rationality and the Race to Save the World

The AI Does Not Hate You: Superintelligence, Rationality and the Race to Save the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Chivers, Tom

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A Jon Ronson-esque deep-dive into the weird and wonderful world of Artificial Intelligence

ISBN 9781474608787
Barcode 9781474608787
Published 11 June 2019 by Orion Publishing
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ISBN-13 9781474608787
ISBN-10 1474608787
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication Date 11 June 2019
International Publication Date 13 June 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Chivers, Tom
Category Social Forecasting, Futurology
Cognitive Psychology: Intelligence
Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
Artificial Intelligence
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 134mm
Height: 214mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 300g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Artificial intelligence
NBS Text Computing: Consumer Books ('Technical Trade')
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code 006.3
Catalogue Code 984806

Description of this Book

'The AI does not hate you, nor does it love you, but you are made of atoms which it can use for something else' This is a book about AI and AI risk. But it's also more importantly about a community of people who are trying to think rationally about intelligence, and the places that these thoughts are taking them, and what insight they can and can't give us about the future of the human race over the next few years. It explains why these people are worried, why they might be right, and why they might be wrong. It isn't, on the other hand, a book about the future - it doesn't try to guess how many of us are going to be put out of work by AI, or what the operating system in your house might be able to do ten years hence. Instead, this is a book about the cutting edge of our thinking on intelligence and rationality right now by the people who stay up all night worrying about it. Along the way, we discover why we probably don't need to worry about a future AI resurrecting a perfect copy of our minds and torturing us for not inventing it sooner but we should be concerned about paperclips destroying life as we know it; how Mickey Mouse can teach us an important lesson about how to programme AI; and why Spock is not as logical as we think he is.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Artificial Intelligence, of a superhuman level, is coming. But how soon will it emerge, and how will it impact our world? Will it offer us salvation or bring apocalypse? In this utterly captivating book, Tom Chivers meets both the computer engineers working to build an AI and the Rationalists striving to prevent the worst. Beautifully written, and with wonderful humour, this is a thrilling adventure story of our own future' -- Lewis Dartnell, author of <i>The Knowledge</i> and <i>Origins</i>
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Tom Chivers was BuzzFeed UK's science writer between 2015 and 2018. Before joining BuzzFeed, he spent seven years at the Telegraph, where he once interviewed Terry Pratchett and was told he was 'far too nice to be a journalist'. He has struggled on despite this handicap, winning a British Health Journalism award and an American Psychological Society media award, being shortlisted for an Association of British Science Writers award and being highly commended in the Royal Statistical Society's annual journalism prizes. He tweets @TomChivers.

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