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Beyond AI: Creating the Conscience of the Machine

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is now advancing at such a rapid clip that it has the potential to transform our world in ways both exciting and disturbing. Computers have already been designed that are capable of driving cars, playing soccer, and finding and organizing information on the Web in ways that no human could. With each new gain in processing power, will scientists soon be able to create supercomputers that can read a newspaper with understanding, or write a news story, or create novels, or even formulate laws? And if machine intelligence advances beyond human intelligence, will we need to start talking about a computer’s intentions?

These are some of the questions discussed by computer scientist J. Storrs Hall in this fascinating layperson’s guide to the latest developments in artificial intelligence. Drawing on a thirty-year career in artificial intelligence and computer science, Hall reviews the history of AI, discussing some of the major roadblocks that the field has recently overcome, and predicting the probable achievements in the near future. There is new excitement in the field over the amazing capabilities of the latest robots and renewed optimism that achieving human-level intelligence is a reachable goal.

But what will this mean for society and the relations between technology and human beings? Soon ethical concerns will arise and programmers will need to begin thinking about the computer counterparts of moral codes and how ethical interactions between humans and their machines will eventually affect society as a whole.

Weaving disparate threads together in an enlightening manner from cybernetics, computer science, psychology, philosophy of mind, neurophysiology, game theory, and economics, Hall provides an intriguing glimpse into the astonishing possibilities and dilemmas on the horizon.

Book News Annotation:

Prefacing his volume with "An Open Letter to the Intelligent Machines of the Future," it is clear where Hall (a research fellow for the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing) thinks the field of artificial intelligence is going. In addition to providing an optimistic prediction of the field's directions and some musings on the philosophical and ethical implications of such a development, he also offers a general audience an explanation of the broad scientific contours of artificial intelligence's historical development. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Artificial intelligence (AI) is now advancing at such a rapid clip that it has the potential to transform our world in ways both exciting and disturbing. Computers have already been designed that are capable of driving cars, playing soccer, and finding and organizing information on the Web in ways that no human could. With each new gain in processing power, will scientists soon be able to create supercomputers that can read a newspaper with understanding, or write a news story, or create novels, or even formulate laws? And if machine intelligence advances beyond human intelligence, will we need to start talking about a computers intentions?

These are some of the questions discussed by computer scientist J. Storrs Hall in this fascinating laypersons guide to the latest developments in artificial intelligence. Drawing on a thirty-year career in artificial intelligence and computer science, Hall reviews the history of AI, discussing some of the major roadblocks that the field has recently overcome, and predicting the probable achievements in the near future. There is new excitement in the field over the amazing capabilities of the latest robots and renewed optimism that achieving human-level intelligence is a reachable goal.

But what will this mean for society and the relations between technology and human beings? Soon ethical concerns will arise and programmers will need to begin thinking about the computer counterparts of moral codes and how ethical interactions between humans and their machines will eventually affect society as a whole.

Weaving disparate threads together in an enlightening manner from cybernetics, computer science, psychology, philosophy of mind, neurophysiology, game theory, and economics, Hall provides an intriguing glimpse into the astonishing possibilities and dilemmas on the horizon.

Synopsis:

With a 30-year career in artificial intelligence (AI) and computer science, Hall reviews the history of AI, predicting the probable achievements in the near future and provides an intriguing glimpse into the astonishing possibilities and dilemmas on the horizon.

About the Author

J. Storrs Hall, PhD (Laporte, PA), the founding chief scientist of Nanorex, Inc., is a research fellow for the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing and the author of Nanofuture, the "Nanotechnologies" section for The Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy, and numerous scientific articles. He has designed technology for NASA and was a computer systems architect at the Laboratory for Computer Science Research at Rutgers University from 1985 to 1997.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781591025115
Author:
Hall, J.Storrs
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Author:
J. Storrs Hall, Ph.D.
Author:
Hall, J. Storrs
Author:
Hall, J. Storrs Phd
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cognitive science
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence - General
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence
Subject:
Intelligence (AI) & Semantics
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
May 2007
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
9.14x6.34x1.12 in. 1.48 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Artificial intelligence (AI) is now advancing at such a rapid clip that it has the potential to transform our world in ways both exciting and disturbing. Computers have already been designed that are capable of driving cars, playing soccer, and finding and organizing information on the Web in ways that no human could. With each new gain in processing power, will scientists soon be able to create supercomputers that can read a newspaper with understanding, or write a news story, or create novels, or even formulate laws? And if machine intelligence advances beyond human intelligence, will we need to start talking about a computers intentions?

These are some of the questions discussed by computer scientist J. Storrs Hall in this fascinating laypersons guide to the latest developments in artificial intelligence. Drawing on a thirty-year career in artificial intelligence and computer science, Hall reviews the history of AI, discussing some of the major roadblocks that the field has recently overcome, and predicting the probable achievements in the near future. There is new excitement in the field over the amazing capabilities of the latest robots and renewed optimism that achieving human-level intelligence is a reachable goal.

But what will this mean for society and the relations between technology and human beings? Soon ethical concerns will arise and programmers will need to begin thinking about the computer counterparts of moral codes and how ethical interactions between humans and their machines will eventually affect society as a whole.

Weaving disparate threads together in an enlightening manner from cybernetics, computer science, psychology, philosophy of mind, neurophysiology, game theory, and economics, Hall provides an intriguing glimpse into the astonishing possibilities and dilemmas on the horizon.

"Synopsis" by , With a 30-year career in artificial intelligence (AI) and computer science, Hall reviews the history of AI, predicting the probable achievements in the near future and provides an intriguing glimpse into the astonishing possibilities and dilemmas on the horizon.
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