Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom

Book Description – Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Product Details MP3 CD
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio; MP3 Una edition (May 5, 2015) Language: English
ISBN-10: 1501227742
ISBN-13: 978-1501227745
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 6.8 inches

Editorial Reviews

Review


“I highly recommend this book” —
Bill Gates

“Nick Bostrom makes a persuasive case that the future impact of AI is perhaps the most important issue the human race has ever faced. Instead of passively drifting, we need to steer a course.
Superintelligence charts the submerged rocks of the future with unprecedented detail. It marks the beginning of a new era.”
–Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Berkley

“Those disposed to dismiss an ‘AI takeover’ as science fiction may think again after reading this original and well-argued book.”
–Martin Rees, Past President, Royal Society

“This superb analysis by one of the world’s clearest thinkers tackles one of humanity’s greatest challenges: if future superhuman artificial intelligence becomes the biggest event in human history, then how can we ensure that it doesn’t become the last?”
–Professor Max Tegmark, MIT

“Terribly important … groundbreaking… extraordinary sagacity and clarity, enabling him to combine his wide-ranging knowledge over an impressively broad spectrum of disciplines – engineering, natural sciences, medicine, social sciences and philosophy – into a comprehensible whole… If this book gets the reception that it deserves, it may turn out the most important alarm bell since Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring from 1962, or ever.”
–Olle Haggstrom, Professor of Mathematical Statistics

“Valuable. The implications of introducing a second intelligent species onto Earth are far-reaching enough to deserve hard thinking” —
The Economist

“There is no doubting the force of [Bostrom’s] arguments…the problem is a research challenge worthy of the next generation’s best mathematical talent. Human civilisation is at stake.” –Clive Cookson,
Financial Times

“Worth reading…. We need to be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes”
–Elon Musk, Founder of SpaceX and Tesla

“a magnificent conception … it ought to be required reading on all philosophy undergraduate courses, by anyone attempting to build AIs and by physicists who think there is no point to philosophy.” — Brian Clegg,
Popular Science

“Bostrom…delivers a comprehensive outline of the philosophical foundations of the nature of intelligence and the difficulty not only in agreeing on a suitable definition of that concept but in living with the possibility of dire consequences of that concept.” — A. Olivera, Teachers College, Columbia University,
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“Bostrom’s achievement (demonstrating his own polymathic intelligence) is a delineation of a difficult subject into a coherent and well-ordered fashion. This subject now demands more investigation.”–PopMatters

“Every intelligent person should read it.” —
Nils Nilsson, Artificial Intelligence Pioneer, Stanford University


–This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Nick Bostrom is Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University and founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute and of the Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology within the Oxford Martin School. He is the author of some 200 publications, including Anthropic Bias (Routledge, 2002), Global Catastrophic Risks (Ed., OUP, 2008), and Human Enhancement (Ed., OUP, 2009). He previously taught at Yale, and he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the British Academy. Bostrom has a background in physics, computational neuroscience, and mathematical logic as well as philosophy.

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