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Artifictional Intelligence

Artifictional Intelligence

Against Humanity's Surrender to Computers

by Harry Collins
Paperback
Publication Date: 07/09/2018
RRP  $32.95 $30.75
Recent startling successes in machine intelligence using a technique called 'deep learning' seem to blur the line between human and machine as never before. Are computers on the cusp of becoming so intelligent that they will render humans obsolete? Harry Collins argues we are getting ahead of ourselves, caught up in images of a fantastical future dreamt up in fictional portrayals. The greater present danger is that we lose sight of the very real limitations of artificial intelligence and readily enslave ourselves to stupid computers: the 'Surrender'.

By dissecting the intricacies of language use and meaning, Collins shows how far we have to go before we cannot distinguish between the social understanding of humans and computers. When the stakes are so high, we need to set the bar higher: to rethink 'intelligence' and recognize its inherent social basis. Only if machine learning succeeds on this count can we congratulate ourselves on having produced artificial intelligence.
ISBN:
9781509504121
9781509504121
Category:
Philosophy
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
07-09-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Polity Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
210x140x19mm
Weight:
0.32kg

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