Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach

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CRC Press, Jun 17, 2015 - Computers - 227 pages
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
 

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I have yet to read this book...the title however raises a question. Can there be 'normal' superintelligence? can there be 'biological superintelligence? if not why introduce the term Artificial Superintelligence. Seems to me the moment one posits Superintelligence, one is already in the domain of the 'artificial'. In any case, I am curious why there's this preponderance of the term 'artificial' rather than 'machine'.
We seem to be gravitating to 'machine learning' not 'artificial learning' ...
will return to this later after I have a chance to explore the book ...
1/22/19-OK .. so I started reading the book. Fascinating ... lots of topics and in depth information. Excellent and detailed references. So I will rate this as a 5 star book. However, this doesn't mean I agree with every point. Am looking carefully at various aspects.
Among the great challenges of this and related books is terminology that facilitates comprehension and concept expansion.
I am concerned about the AI Safety issue as moving to the 'alarmist' stance over the 'due diligence' stance. -
In any case ... include this in your 'must read' list -- lots of worthwhile topics to explore and amplify
to be continued
 

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If you liked Bostrom’s Superintelligence book, Artificial Superintelligence: a Futuristic Approach will make a great addition to your library.
http://www.amazon.com/Artificial-Superintelligence-Futuristic-Roman-Yampolskiy/dp/1482234432
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Contents

AICompleteness The Problem Domain of Superintelligent Machines
1
The Space of Mind Designs and the Human Mental Model
21
How to Prove You Invented Superintelligence So No One Else Can Steal It
41
Wireheading Addiction and Mental Illness in Machines
57
On the Limits of Recursively SelfImproving Artificially Intelligent Systems
81
Singularity Paradox and What to Do About It
107
Superintelligence Safety Engineering
135
Artificial Intelligence Confinement Problem and Solution
145
Efficiency Theory A Unifying Theory for Information Computation and Intelligence
167
Controlling the Impact of Future Superintelligence
185
Back Cover
191
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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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