Digital Soul: Intelligent Machines and Human Values

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Basic Books, Aug 20, 2013 - Computers - 296 pages
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How should we prepare for the day when machines think and feel as well as – or better than – humans do?
 

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Contents

1 Artificial Intelligence Thats the Fake Kind Right?
1
2 What Makes Computers So Smart?
9
3 What Do You Mean Smarter than Us?
19
4 Machines Who Think
29
5 Let the Android Do It
47
6 What Is Intelligence?
57
7 What Is Consciousness?
75
8 Can Computers Have Emotions?
99
14 Will Machines Take Over?
173
15 Why Not Just Pull the Plug?
183
16 Cultures in Collision
189
17 Beyond Human Dignity
197
18 Extinction or Immortality?
209
19 The Enemy Within
217
20 Electronic Democracy
227
21 Rethinking the Covenant Between Science and Society
235

9 Can Your PC Become Neurotic?
115
10 The Moral Mind
123
11 Moral Problems with Intelligent Artifacts
135
12 The Moral Machine
151
13 Global Network to Global Mind
165
22 What About God?
257
notes
271
about the author
277
index
279
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Thomas M. Georges is a former research scientist at the National Bureau of Standards, the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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