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The Resource Superintelligence : paths, dangers, strategies, Nick Bostrom

Superintelligence : paths, dangers, strategies, Nick Bostrom

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Superintelligence : paths, dangers, strategies
Title
Superintelligence
Title remainder
paths, dangers, strategies
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Nick Bostrom
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Super-intelligence
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Language
eng
Summary
The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. 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. But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed AI or otherwise to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? 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 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
Summary
Explores the question "What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence?," discussing the human advantage and the future of intelligent life
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10381105
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NOV
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1973-
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Bostrom, Nick
Dewey number
006.301
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cognitive science
Target audience
adult
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paths, dangers, strategies
Label
Superintelligence : paths, dangers, strategies, Nick Bostrom
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-324) and index
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volume
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text
Control code
000053208787
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 328 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780199678112
Label
Superintelligence : paths, dangers, strategies, Nick Bostrom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053208787
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 328 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780199678112

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