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The AI Does Not Hate You

The Rationalists and Their Quest to Save the World
Narrated by: Tom Chivers
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins

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Publisher's Summary

'The AI does not hate you, nor does it love you, but you are made of atoms which it can use for something else.'

This is an audiobook about AI and AI risk. But it's also more importantly about a community of people who are trying to think rationally about intelligence, and the places that these thoughts are taking them, and what insight they can and can't give us about the future of the human race over the next few years. It explains why these people are worried, why they might be right and why they might be wrong. It isn't, on the other hand, an audiobook about the future - it doesn't try to guess how many of us are going to be put out of work by AI or what the operating system in your house might be able to do 10 years hence. 

Instead, this is an audiobook about the cutting edge of our thinking on intelligence and rationality right now by the people who stay up all night worrying about it. Along the way, we discover why we probably don't need to worry about a future AI resurrecting a perfect copy of our minds and torturing us for not inventing it sooner, but we should be concerned about paper clips destroying life as we know it; how Mickey Mouse can teach us an important lesson about how to programme AI; and why Spock is not as logical as we think he is.

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©2019 Tom Chivers (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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  • John Mayhew
  • 02-07-2019

Its the humans using it

That you should worry about. Orwell's 1984 is already here! Artificial Intelligence used for data mining , Surveillance, your life and all are on your phone, you can even tell 'them' what you news topics you want to hear. Think of the moral integrity of the leaders of Russia, China, America, and anywhere in the middle east. Now think how ridiculously cheap and efficient computer power has become, and how efficient face image recognition and other surveillance tools have become. Its not the AI singularity that we should worry about. Its the increasing use of AI by the despotic humans Now that we should worry about, if it isn't already too late. Psst.. Wanna buy a surveillance drone??