Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

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In the Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies book, discover how the human brain uses its distinctive capabilities over those of animals to determine our species' dominant position. Consider how, if machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on us humans than on the gorillas themselves, so the fate of our species then would come to depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence.

The questions is, will it be possible to construct a seed artificial intelligence or otherwise to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable, and how could one achieve a controlled detonation? To get closer to an answer to this question, we must make our way through a fascinating landscape of topics and considerations. Read the Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies book and learn about oracles, genies, singletons; about boxing methods, tripwires, and mind crime; about humanity's cosmic endowment and differential technological development; indirect normativity, instrumental convergence, whole brain emulation and technology couplings; Malthusian economics and dystopian evolution; artificial intelligence, and biological cognitive enhancement, and collective intelligence.

This ambitious book picks its way carefully through a vast tract of forbiddingly intellectual terrain yet the way in which it has been written somehow makes it all seem easy.

- Paperback
- 432 pages
- Author: Nick Bostrom
- Measures 23.6 x 2.8 x 16.3 cm
- ISBN 9780198739838

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  • Product Code: 408127
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 2.8 x 16.3 cm
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