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The Technological Singularity

Managing the Journey


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This volume contains a selection of authoritative essays exploring the central questions raised by the conjectured technological singularity. In informed yet jargon-free contributions written by active research scientists, philosophers and sociologists, it goes beyond philosophical discussion to provide a detailed account of the risks that the singularity poses to human society and, perhaps most usefully, the possible actions that society and technologists can take to manage the journey to any singularity in a way that ensures a positive rather than a negative impact on society. The discussions provide perspectives that cover technological, political and business issues. The aim is to bring clarity and rigor to the debate in a way that will inform and stimulate both experts and interested general readers.

Author Biography

Victor Callaghan is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Essex where he founded the Robotics and Intelligent Environments research groups, publishing over 300 related articles. He is president of the Association for the Advancement of Intelligent Environments, director the Creative Science Foundation and a founding board member of Sapience, organizations which all study the impact of artificial intelligence on our futures. James D. Miller is Associate Professor of Economics at Smith College. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago and a law degree from Stanford. The author of the books Singularity Rising and Game Theory at Work, he is interested in how increases in human and artificial intelligences will influence the economy. Roman V. Yampolskiy is a Tenured Associate Professor in the department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Louisville. He is the founding and current director of the Cyber Security Lab and an author of many books including Artificial Superintelligence: a Futuristic Approach. Dr. Yampolskiy's main areas of interest are Artificial Intelligence Safety and Cybersecurity Stuart Armstrong is, an Alexander Tamas research fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute, works on formal decision theory, general existential risk, the risks and possibilities of Artificial Intelligence (AI), how AIs can learn humane values, assessing expertise and predictions, and anthropic (self-locating) probability. His booklet "Smarter than Us: the rise of machine intelligence" lays out some the challenges in this area.
Release date Australia
May 9th, 2018
Edited by James Miller Edited by Roman Yampolskiy Edited by Stuart Armstrong Edited by Victor Callaghan
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Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
8 Illustrations, color; 3 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 261 p. 11 illus., 8 illus. in color.
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
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