A NEW BOOK BY RUPERT ROBSON:
THE SENTIENT ROBOT
The Last Two Hurdles in the Race to Build Artificial Superintelligence
THE SENTIENT ROBOT: SYNOPSIS
Artificial intelligence is already shaping our future and now the race is on to create ASI (Artificial Superintelligence) – the point at which computers will leave the limits of human thought far behind. Once the stuff of science fiction and great movies (remember Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey?), the pace of progress towards ever smarter Artificial Intelligence is speeding up. Robots are becoming ever more capable, dexterous and indispensable.
The critical breakthrough in ASI will be the creation of a sentient robot – a robot with consciousness. Philosophers, computer scientists, neuroscientists and psychologists are still far from certain what consciousness actually is – never mind the way our brains use it. The Sentient Robot proposes a tantalising answer and helps us to understand the new, superintelligent world opening up before us – whether we like it or not.
Published October 2022
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rupert Robson studied philosophy of mind at Oxford as part of his degree in philosophy, politics and economics. He left banking in 2006 in order to write a book on the ways in which humankind might shape the world and in turn be shaped in the coming decades. The emerging possibility of artificial superintelligence and even conscious AI has led to the conception and writing of The sentient robot.
This is a book that might change your life! It offers a clear and accessible introduction to what is human consciousness and how AI might evolve to imitate it or become something other. Here are extraordinarily complex and intriguing ideas made relatively simple for the general reader. A relevant and timely introduction to a pressing philosophical area.
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