Artificial Intelligence : What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
outperform us in domains previously believed to be the sole dominion of humans. Whether we regard them as conscious or unwitting, revere them as a new form of life or dismiss them as mere clever appliances, is beside the point. They are likely to play an increasingly critical and intimate role in many
aspects of our lives.
The emergence of systems capable of independent reasoning and action raises serious questions about just whose interests they are permitted to serve, and what limits our society should place on their creation and use. Deep ethical questions that have bedeviled philosophers for ages will suddenly arrive on the steps of our courthouses. Can a machine be held accountable for its actions? Should intelligent systems enjoy independent rights and responsibilities, or are they simple property? Who
should be held responsible when a self-driving car kills a pedestrian? Can your personal robot hold your place in line, or be compelled to testify against you? If it turns out to be possible to upload your mind into a machine, is that still you? The answers may surprise you.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 138 x 208 x 13mm | 224g
- 01 Dec 2016
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- black & white illustrations
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Table of contents
Chapter 2: The Intellectual History of Artificial Intelligence
Chapter 3: Frontiers of Artificial Intelligence
Chapter 4: Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence
Chapter 5: Artificial Intelligence and the Law
Chapter 6: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Human Labor
Chapter 7: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Social Equity
Chapter 8: Possible Future Impacts of Artificial Intelligence
About Jerry Kaplan
Kaplan holds a BA in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Chicago (1972), and a PhD in Computer and Information Science (specializing in Artificial Intelligence) from the University of Pennsylvania (1979).
Kaplan is currently a visiting lecturer at Stanford University, teaching a course entitled "History, Philosophy, Ethics, and Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence" in the Computer Science Department, and is a Fellow at The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, of the Stanford Law School.