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Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
By Napoleon Ryan (narrator) and Nick Bostrom
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Brilliance Audio
Publication date May 5, 2015
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Mp3 una
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781501227745
ISBN-10 1501227742
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 6.50 in.
Weight 0.17 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Superintelligence asks the questions: what happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. 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. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become extremely powerful—possibly beyond our control. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on humans than on the species itself, so would the fate of humankind 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 Artificial Intelligence, to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation?

This profoundly ambitious and original audiobook breaks down a vast track of difficult intellectual terrain. After an utterly engrossing journey that takes us to the frontiers of thinking about the human condition and the future of intelligent life, we find in Nick Bostrom's work nothing less than a reconceptualization of the essential task of our time.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780403001125
 
With Lewis Saul Benjamin, Nick Bostrom | from Scholarly Pr (June 1, 1968); titled "William Makepeace Thackeray: A Biography Including Hitherto Uncollected Letters&Speeches&a Bibliography of 1300 Items"
9780403001125 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 2.50 in. | 3.05 lbs | List price $59.00
This edition also contains William Makepeace Thackeray: A Biography Including Hitherto Uncollected Letters&Speeches&a Bibliography of 1300 Items
About: This is a two volume set and is the definitive work on Thackeray.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781501227745
 
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With Nick Bostrom | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (May 5, 2015)
9781501227745 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.17 lbs | List price $14.99
About: Superintelligence asks the questions: what happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence?

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