Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach

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CRC Press, Jun 17, 2015 - Computers - 227 pages
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A day does not go by without a news article reporting some amazing breakthrough in artificial intelligence (AI). Many philosophers, futurists, and AI researchers have conjectured that human-level AI will be developed in the next 20 to 200 years. If these predictions are correct, it raises new and sinister issues related to our future in the age of intelligent machines. Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach directly addresses these issues and consolidates research aimed at making sure that emerging superintelligence is beneficial to humanity.

While specific predictions regarding the consequences of superintelligent AI vary from potential economic hardship to the complete extinction of humankind, many researchers agree that the issue is of utmost importance and needs to be seriously addressed. Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach discusses key topics such as:

  • AI-Completeness theory and how it can be used to see if an artificial intelligent agent has attained human level intelligence
  • Methods for safeguarding the invention of a superintelligent system that could theoretically be worth trillions of dollars
  • Self-improving AI systems: definition, types, and limits
  • The science of AI safety engineering, including machine ethics and robot rights
  • Solutions for ensuring safe and secure confinement of superintelligent systems
  • The future of superintelligence and why long-term prospects for humanity to remain as the dominant species on Earth are not great

Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach is designed to become a foundational text for the new science of AI safety engineering. AI researchers and students, computer security researchers, futurists, and philosophers should find this an invaluable resource.


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If you liked Bostrom’s Superintelligence book, Artificial Superintelligence: a Futuristic Approach will make a great addition to your library.
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AICompleteness The Problem Domain of Superintelligent Machines
The Space of Mind Designs and the Human Mental Model
How to Prove You Invented Superintelligence So No One Else Can Steal It
Wireheading Addiction and Mental Illness in Machines
On the Limits of Recursively SelfImproving Artificially Intelligent Systems
Singularity Paradox and What to Do About It
Superintelligence Safety Engineering
Artificial Intelligence Confinement Problem and Solution
Efficiency Theory A Unifying Theory for Information Computation and Intelligence
Controlling the Impact of Future Superintelligence
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Roman V. Yampolskiy holds a PhD from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY). There, he was a recipient of a four-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) fellowship. Before beginning his doctoral studies, Dr. Yampolskiy received a BS/MS (High Honors) combined degree in computer science from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York State.

Dr. Yampolskiy’s main areas of interest are behavioral biometrics, digital forensics, pattern recognition, genetic algorithms, neural networks, artificial intelligence, and games. Dr. Yampolskiy is an author of over 100 publications, including multiple journal articles and books. His research has been cited by numerous scientists and profiled in popular magazines, both American and foreign (New Scientist, Poker Magazine, Science World Magazine), dozens of websites (BBC, MSNBC, Yahoo! News), and on radio (German National Radio, Alex Jones Show).

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