The Most Human Human

What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive

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Publisher Description

A playful, profound book that is not only a testament to one man's 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.

“Terrific. ... Art and science meet an engaged mind and the friction produces real fire.” —The New Yorker


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 

GENRE
Health, Mind & Body
RELEASED
2011
March 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
7.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Lisa Stone ,

Very enjoyable thought provoking read

This is a very fun read. The author, without being a Luddite, explores what it means to be a human in a world in which AI becomes an ever more powerful force. It is also funny.

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