Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become extremely powerful - possibly beyond our control. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on humans than on the species itself, so would the fate of humankind depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence.
But we have one advantage: We get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed Artificial Intelligence, to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation?
This profoundly ambitious and original book breaks down a vast track of difficult intellectual terrain. After an utterly engrossing journey that takes us to the frontiers of thinking about the human condition and the future of intelligent life, we find in Nick Bostrom's work nothing less than a reconceptualization of the essential task of our time.
Missing PDF, no chapter titles
According to the narrated introduction, this download should come with support diagrams in PDF format.
Also, why can't the chapters be named properly instead of 'Track 1', 'Track 2', etc. It would make navigating the audiobook a possibility.
PDF documents not present. Useless 😡
When paying almost £15 for an audiobook that discusses complex subjects and is explained better with visuals they should be present.
The original is filled with visuals and diagrams that have been apparently recreated as PDF and should have been available for download with the book. Not only are the PDF's missing but even the chapters / sections of the book are not labelled correctly. This basically means that some of the topics in the book are difficult if not impossible to understand and navigating the book is terrible.
Absolutely scandalous. DO NOT DOWNLOAD AUDIOBOOK.