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Artificial intelligence : what everyone needs to know [electronic resource] / Jerry Kaplan.

Kaplan, Jerry, (author.). Pruden, John, (narrator.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781541424913 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1541424913 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 54 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States]: Tantor Audio , 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by John Pruden.
Summary, etc.: Artificial Intelligence 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. And the answers may surprise you.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Artificial intelligence > Social aspects > Popular works.
Artificial intelligence > Moral and ethical aspects > Popular works.

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