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Intelligence unbound : the future of uploaded and machine minds

Author: Russell Blackford; Damien Broderick
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
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Intelligence Unbound explores the prospects, promises, and potential dangers of machine intelligence and uploaded minds in a collection of state-of-the-art essays from internationally recognized philosophers, AI researchers, science fiction authors, and theorists.-Compelling and intellectually sophisticatedexploration of the latest thinking on Artificial Intelligence and machine minds -Features contributions from an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Intelligence unbound.
Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014
(DLC) 2014015267
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Blackford; Damien Broderick
ISBN: 9781118736456 1118736451 9781118736791 1118736796
OCLC Number: 879469471
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Introduction I: Machines of Loving Grace (Let's Hope); 1 Machine minds or humans copied into machines?; 2 Emulating the mind; 3 Is my copy me?; 4 Who woke up?; Notes; References; Introduction II: Bring on the Machines; 1 A strange new epoch?; 2 Machines that think?; 3 Into the machine ...?; 4 Personal identity and survival; 5 Contemplating the unimaginable; 6 The future is coming; Notes; References; Chapter 1 How Conscience Apps and Caring Computers will Illuminate and Strengthen Human Morality; 1 Introduction; 2 Self-control. 3 Caring4 Fairness and moral cognition; 5 Mindfulness; 6 Intelligence; 7 Conclusions; References; Chapter 2 Threshold Leaps in Advanced Artificial Intelligence; 1 Explosive improvement; 2 Scenarios of AI emergence; 3 Physical growth; 4 Conclusion; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 3 Who Knows Anything about Anything about AI?; 1 Introduction; 2 Taxonomy of predictions; 3 (Un)reliable experts; 4 AI timeline predictions; 5 Case studies; Acknowledgments; Notes; References; Chapter 4 Nine Ways to Bias Open-Source Artificial General Intelligence Toward Friendliness; 1 Introduction. Modes of AGI development2 Is open or closed AGI development safer?; 3 The (unlikely) prospect of government controls on AGI development; 4 Nine ways to bias AGI toward Friendliness; 1 Engineer the capability to acquire integrated ethical knowledge; 2 Provide rich ethical interaction and instruction, respecting develop mental stages; 3 Create stable, hierarchy-dominated goal systems; 4 Ensure that the early stages of recursive self-improvement occur relatively slowly and with rich human involvement; 5 Tightly link AGI with the Global Brain. 6 Foster deep, consensus-building interactions and commensurability between divergent viewpoints7 Create a mutually supportive community of AGIs; 8 Encourage measured co-advancement of AGI software and AGI ethics theory; 5 Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 5 Feasible Mind Uploading; 1 Neural interfaces and neural prostheses; 2 Iterative improvements in four main areas to achieve whole brain emulation; 3 Is a computer too deterministic to house a mind?; 4 A platform for iteration between model and measurement; 5 Conclusions --
uploaded and machine minds; References. Chapter 6 Uploading: A Philosophical Analysis1 Uploading and consciousness; 2 Uploading and personal identity; 3 The argument from nondestructive uploading; 4 The argument from gradual uploading; 5 Where things stand; 6 Uploading after brain preservation; 7 Reconstructive uploading; 8 Upshot; Acknowledgments; Notes; References; Chapter 7 Mind Uploading: A Philosophical Counter-Analysis; 1 Introduction; 2 What I am going to attempt here; 3 What Chalmers says, redux; 4 Consciousness, computation, and mind uploading; 5 Mind uploading, personal identity, and Kirk's death by transporter.
Responsibility: edited by Russell Blackford and Damien Broderick.

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