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The Resource The technological singularity, Murray Shanahan

The technological singularity, Murray Shanahan

Label
The technological singularity
Title
The technological singularity
Statement of responsibility
Murray Shanahan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The idea that human history is approaching a 'singularity' - that ordinary humans will someday be overtaken by artificially intelligent machines or cognitively-enhanced biological intelligence, or both - has moved from the realm of science fiction to serious debate. Some singularity theorists predict that if the field of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to develop at its current dizzying rate, the singularity could come about in the middle of the present century. The author offers an introduction to the idea of the singularity and considers the ramifications of such a potentially seismic event. The author's aim is not to make predictions but rather to investigate a range of scenarios. Whether one believes that singularity is near or far, likely or impossible, apocalypse or utopia, the very idea raises crucial philosophical and pragmatic questions. The author considers what the existence of superintelligent machines could mean for such matters as personhood, responsibility, rights, and identity. The singularity presents both an existential threat to humanity and an existential opportunity for humanity to transcend its limitations. The author makes it clear that people need to imagine both possibilities if they want to bring about the better outcome.--adapted from publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
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Shanahan, Murray
Dewey number
006.3
Index
index present
LC call number
Q335
LC item number
.S4626 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The MIT Press essential knowledge series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Technology
  • Conscious automata
  • Brain
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Brain
  • Conscious automata
  • Technology
Label
The technological singularity, Murray Shanahan
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Routes to artificial intelligence
  • Whole brain emulation
  • Engineering AI
  • Superintelligence
  • AI and consciousness
  • The impact of AI
  • Heaven or hell
Control code
917889148
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262331838
Lccn
2015000997
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt17kkq0q
  • 204ba936-c0e1-4e98-9dac-9870965e65f3
  • 10058
  • 9780262331821
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)917889148
Label
The technological singularity, Murray Shanahan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Routes to artificial intelligence
  • Whole brain emulation
  • Engineering AI
  • Superintelligence
  • AI and consciousness
  • The impact of AI
  • Heaven or hell
Control code
917889148
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262331838
Lccn
2015000997
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt17kkq0q
  • 204ba936-c0e1-4e98-9dac-9870965e65f3
  • 10058
  • 9780262331821
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)917889148

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