Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know

Artificial Intelligence What Everyone Needs to Know 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
  • Title: Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know
  • Author: Jerry Kaplan
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  • Page: 315
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  • Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know
    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 seOver 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.
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    About " Jerry Kaplan "

  • Jerry Kaplan

    Kaplan is widely known as a serial entrepreneur, technical innovator, bestselling author, and futurist He co founded four Silicon Valley startups, two of which became publicly traded companies His best selling non fiction novel Startup A Silicon Valley Adventure was selected by Business Week as one of the top ten business books of the year, was optioned to Sony Pictures, and is available in Japanese, Chinese, and Portuguese Kaplan has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Red Herring, and Upside, and is a frequent public speaker.Kaplan is currently a Fellow at The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics He also teaches Philosophy, Ethics, and Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the Computer Science Department, Stanford University He holds a BA 1972 from the University of Chicago in History and Philosophy of Science, and an MSE 1975 and PhD 1979 in Computer and Information Science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence and Computational Linguistics, from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • 280 Comments

  • You don t need to read both this book and Humans Need Not Apply They both cover the same topics This book is essentially the cliffnotes version of Humans Need Not Apply, so read one or the other according to how in dept you want to get.


  • Overall, a good overview of AI The first half or so of the book was a very useful for beginners, generally intelligent, but not computer scientists introduction to the components of AI, how it works, what it does and doesn t do, why it is happening now, etc The last 25 50% of the book was Kaplan s personal extrapolation about ethics and society with respect to AI, and a lot less valuable In retrospect if I d stopped reading right when that tangent started I probably would consider this a 5 5 bas [...]


  • Clear and succinct, exactly how an introduction should be I ve already read a few books on this topic but a couple of extra parts I d not seen before or remembered.



  • I ve heard the ants laughing and have heard the synapses in a cats brain crackle and fireWe are bound to anthropomorphize We assume others who look and talk like us must also think and feel like us Is this proof or do we need the extended Turing test Kaplan does a fine job at reviewing the nature of AI as well as the effect of automation changing the nature of work It suffices to say, that it is not necessary for a machine to actually have self awareness but if it acts like it does we may very w [...]


  • Jerry Kaplan brings in many different perspectives on AI I had read this earlier book Humans Need Not Apply and came out very impressed his point of view Anyone who wishes to understand AI broadly including imperatives for Humanity and Society at large will gain immensely by reading this book There are serious questions on AI and Jerry handles it superbly without resorting to populist approach.


  • This is a great overview of AI The first half of the book was a very useful introduction for non computer scientists about how AI, works, what it does and doesn t do , this history of AI and major players, etc The back half of the book was Kaplan s take on where AI is going as a futurist If you are interested in the topic and don t have time to read the whole thing, definitely read the first part.


  • An easy mostly non technical read for those who wonder what AI might bring to our lives Author efficiently explains the history of the field and then provides a framework for the possible future impacts of AI applications With extreme hypothetical examples, the readers are introduced to what might be lying ahead in the near or distant future with implications in economics, employment, law and


  • Brief intro to AI If you are curious to learn about AI because of the hype about it Int he world, this book may be the one to consider It will give an intro about history of AI, what has been so far It is a non technical book


  • Nice overview of the development of AI and the current and future issues facing us, with some history and economics thrown in.







  • Artificial intelligence is going to change everything in our lives yet this as a claim seems nothing new, since from the first days of the computer have we been promised a different future when the computer is able to think for itself Come to think of it, we are still waiting for the true paperless office as well This book is another that sets out to look at the advantages and possible disadvantages that artificial intelligence will bring, and since many systems today are capable of independent [...]


  • I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book through Net Galley.Having received a BSc Artificial Intelligence 2.1 Hons degree from Manchester University in 2005 I was unsure as to whether this book would be suitable for me It was however eye opening.It s been 11 years since I graduated university, and this book was an excellent refresher of not just things I d forgotten but also of things that have changed in the 11 years since I last studied A.I.The writing style is enjoyable and [...]


  • Short but wide ranging, Artificial Intelligence is a sober, balanced and deeply informed survey of Artificial Intelligence both how it does it, what it does, and its implications for law, the economy, society, and the future Jerry Kaplan believes it will be transformative but does not overhype it And while he considers some of the broader philosophical questions around issues like consciousness, he also points out it is fortunate that we did not call airplanes something like mechanical birds bec [...]


  • Very informative, and the author made it a lot interesting than the material would otherwise be thanks to his sense of humor.


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