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Author Kaplan, Jerry, author.

Title Artificial intelligence : what everyone needs to know / Jerry Kaplan.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.


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Description xvi, 165 pages ; 21 cm.
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Series What everyone needs to know
What everyone needs to know.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Defining artificial intelligence -- The intellectual history of artificial intelligence -- Frontiers of artificial intelligence -- Philosophy of artificial intelligence -- Artificial intelligence and the law -- The impact of artificial intelligence on human labor -- The impact of artificial intelligence on social equity -- Possible future impacts of artificial intelligence.
Summary Over the coming decades, Artificial Intelligence will profoundly impact the way we live, work, wage war, play, seek a mate, educate our young, and care for our elderly. It is likely to greatly increase our aggregate wealth, but it will also upend our labor markets, reshuffle our social order, and strain our private and public institutions. Eventually it may alter how we see our place in the universe, as machines pursue goals independent of their creators and outperform us in domains previously believed to be the sole dominion of humans. Whether we regard them as conscious or unwitting, revere them as a new form of life or dismiss them as mere clever appliances, is beside the point. They are likely to play an increasingly critical and intimate role in many aspects of our lives. The emergence of systems capable of independent reasoning and action raises serious questions about just whose interests they are permitted to serve, and what limits our society should place on their creation and use. Deep ethical questions that have bedeviled philosophers for ages will suddenly arrive on the steps of our courthouses. Can a machine be held accountable for its actions? Should intelligent systems enjoy independent rights and responsibilities, or are they simple property? Who should be held responsible when a self-driving car kills a pedestrian? Can your personal robot hold your place in line, or be compelled to testify against you? If it turns out to be possible to upload your mind into a machine, is that still you? The answers may surprise you. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Artificial intelligence -- Social aspects -- Popular works.
Artificial intelligence -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Popular works.
Artificial intelligence -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst00817273
Artificial intelligence -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00817279
Genre/Form Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
ISBN 9780190602390 paperback
0190602392 paperback
9780190602383 hardcover
0190602384 hardcover

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