The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive

  • ISBN-13: 9780307476708
  • Author: Brian Christian
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • Publication date: 2012-03-06
  • Edition: 2.5.2012 edition
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 320
  • $14.62
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Each year, the AI community convenes to administer the famous (and famously controversial) Turing test, pitting sophisticated software programs against humans to determine if a computer can “think.” The machine that most often fools the judges wins the Most Human Computer Award. But there is also a prize, strange and intriguing, for the “Most Human Human.” Brian Christian—a young poet with degrees in computer science and philosophy—was chosen to participate in a recent competition. This playful, profound book is not only a testament to his efforts to be deemed more human than a computer, but also a rollicking exploration of what it means to be human in the first place.

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