Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era by James Barrat

Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era

Book Title: Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250058783

Release Date: 2015-02-14

Author: James Barrat


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In as little as a decade, artificial intelligence could match and then surpass human intelligence. Corporations and government agencies around the world are pouring billions into achieving AI's Holy Grail―human-level intelligence. Once AI has attained it, scientists argue, it will have survival drives much like our own. We may be forced to compete with a rival more cunning, more powerful, and more alien than we can imagine.

Through profiles of tech visionaries, industry watchdogs, and groundbreaking AI systems, James Barrat's Our Final Invention explores the perils of the heedless pursuit of advanced AI. Until now, human intelligence has had no rival. Can we coexist with beings whose intelligence dwarfs our own? And will they allow us to?