by Susan Schneider, Artificial You Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Artificial You books, A sober-minded philosophical exploration of what AI can and cannot achieve Humans may not be Earth’s most intelligent species for much longer: the world champions of chess, Go, and Jeopardy! are now all AIs. Given the rapid pace of progress in AI, many predict that it could advance to human-level intelligence within the next several decades. From there, it could quickly outpace human intelligence. What do these developments mean for the future of the mind? In Artificial You, Susan Schneider says that it is inevitable that AI will take intelligence in new directions, but urges that it is up to us to carve out a sensible path forward. As AI technology turns inward, reshaping the brain, as well as outward, potentially creating machine minds, it is crucial to beware. Homo sapiens, as mind designers, will be playing with "tools" they do not understand how to use: the self, the mind, and consciousness. Schneider argues that an insufficient grasp of the nature of these entities could undermine the use of AI and brain enhancement technology, bringing about the demise or suffering of conscious beings. To flourish, we must grasp the philosophical issues lying beneath the algorithms. At the heart of her exploration is a sober-minded discussion of what AI can truly achieve: Can robots really be conscious? Can we merge with AI, as tech leaders like Elon Musk and Ray Kurzweil suggest? Is the mind just a program? Examining these thorny issues, Schneider proposes ways we can test for machine consciousness, questions whether consciousness is an unavoidable byproduct of sophisticated intelligence, and considers the overall dangers of creating machine minds.
by Susan Schneider, Artificial You Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Artificial You books, È l'anno 2045, sei in un centro per la programmazione della mente e stai decidendo quale potenziamento vuoi inserire nel tuo cervello per ampliare la tua memoria, accrescere le tue capacità musicali o quelle matematiche. Magari stai già pensando di riversare la tua mente su un supporto del tutto artificiale. Uno scenario come questo non è fantascienza, ma una possibilità che diventa ogni giorno più concreta: siamo già circondati da intelligenze artificiali, dagli algoritmi che si attivano quando facciamo una ricerca sul web fino agli assistenti virtuali che gestiscono i nostri dispositivi e le nostre case. E i prossimi traguardi della ricerca sono lo sviluppo di sistemi artificiali coscienti e l'integrazione di componenti elettronici in un cervello biologico. Queste innovazioni hanno suscitato molte perplessità e molti timori; in Artificial you Susan Schneider sceglie di concentrarsi sui significati profondi e sui risvolti etici delle nuove tecnologie, e sul modo in cui queste possono cambiare radicalmente la nostra definizione di umano. È davvero possibile creare un'intelligenza artificiale cosciente partendo dalla nostra mente o è necessaria un'architettura del tutto diversa? Quali saranno i test per riconoscere cosa è una vera coscienza e cosa una raffinata simulazione? Creare un'intelligenza artificiale per un determinato compito e controllarla sarà da considerare una forma di sfruttamento e schiavitù? Se sostituiremo pezzo per pezzo il nostro cervello con dei chip potremo ancora dire di essere noi stessi? Artificial you si muove tra ipotesi audaci e scenari futuri, ispirandosi alle ricerche più avanzate, per tracciare una mappa delle promesse e dei potenziali pericoli che il domani ci riserva e spingerci a interrogarci sulla natura profonda della nostra identità.
by G.Kamil Çelenoğlu, Artificial Intelligence Revolution Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Artificial Intelligence Revolution books, The last invention of humanity will be artificial intelligence. Understanding artificial intelligence for everyone handbook, why should we be afraid of artificial intelligence...
by Charles Needle, Tiny Worlds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Tiny Worlds books, Successful nature photographer and lecturer Charles Needle often asks students in his workshops if they understand the difference between “looking” and “seeing”. The difference he is pointing out is that while we are constantly “looking” at countless people, places and things, we might not be actually seeing what is right in front of us. Being tuned into this difference can elevate your art as a photographer, allowing you to be more in tune with your surroundings. Needle has applied this concept to his work and it shows. Utilizing macro photography to capture the nuances of the nature all around us. In this extensive handbook, Needle covers not only his philosophy for seeing and capturing nature photography but delves into the equipment he uses. Needle covers composition, flash techniques, the fundamentals of macro photography and so much more. The book features many set-up shots, equipment shots and sequential shots detailing the progression towards creating the final images. This essential text provides both the inspiration and the technique required to beautifully capture the wonders of nature.
by James Rozhon, Tong War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Tong War books, Tong War describes feuds between Chinese gangs that ended in the 1920s. However, one threatens to break out in Portland, Maine, and PI Melodie Chang is dragged into the middle of it. It doesn't help that she's five months pregnant and that her husband, Brad, is one of the targets of this new feud.Mike Wei is beating up people around town. Melodie will discover that every preconceived notion she has about tong wars will be wrong. She will discover things about her husband that might threaten her marriage. Mostly, she will need to discover the true reason that war has broken out in Portland before it threatens the life of her unborn baby.Into Melodie's world comes a girl named Sylvia and her baby, Johnny. Can Melodie save them before Wei kills both of them? Who is she and what does she have to do with everything that is happening? And why does she insist that Melodie's friend, Candy Howard, needs her?The case will end only when Melodie can answer all these questions. Still, one of them will die before she does and that death will transform not just Melodie but all of them.