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The Resource Superintelligence : paths, dangers, strategies, Nick Bostrom, Director, Future of Humanity Institute, Professor, Faculty of Philosophy & Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

Superintelligence : paths, dangers, strategies, Nick Bostrom, Director, Future of Humanity Institute, Professor, Faculty of Philosophy & Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

Label
Superintelligence : paths, dangers, strategies
Title
Superintelligence
Title remainder
paths, dangers, strategies
Statement of responsibility
Nick Bostrom, Director, Future of Humanity Institute, Professor, Faculty of Philosophy & Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
Title variation
Super-intelligence
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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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Writing style
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10381105
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1973-
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Bostrom, Nick
Dewey number
006.301
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q335
LC item number
.B685 2014
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, Director, Future of Humanity Institute, Professor, Faculty of Philosophy & Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-324) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The control problem
  • Oracles, genies, sovereigns, tools
  • Multipolar scenarios
  • Acquiring values
  • Choosing the criteria for choosing
  • The strategic picture
  • Crunch time
  • Past developments and present capabilities
  • Paths to superintelligence
  • Forms of superintelligence
  • The kinetics of an intelligence explosion
  • Decisive strategic advantage
  • Cognitive superpowers
  • The superintelligent will
  • Is the default outcome doom?
Control code
ocn857786110
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 328 pages
Isbn
9780199678112
Lccn
2013955152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857786110
Label
Superintelligence : paths, dangers, strategies, Nick Bostrom, Director, Future of Humanity Institute, Professor, Faculty of Philosophy & Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The control problem
  • Oracles, genies, sovereigns, tools
  • Multipolar scenarios
  • Acquiring values
  • Choosing the criteria for choosing
  • The strategic picture
  • Crunch time
  • Past developments and present capabilities
  • Paths to superintelligence
  • Forms of superintelligence
  • The kinetics of an intelligence explosion
  • Decisive strategic advantage
  • Cognitive superpowers
  • The superintelligent will
  • Is the default outcome doom?
Control code
ocn857786110
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 328 pages
Isbn
9780199678112
Lccn
2013955152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857786110

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