Robot : Mere Machine to Transcendent Mind

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In this mind-bending new book, Hans Moravec takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride packed with startling predictions. He tells us, for instance, that in the not-too-distant future, an army of robots will displace workers, causing massive, unprecedented unemployment. But then, says Moravec, a period of very comfortable existence will follow, as humans benefit from a fully automated economy. And eventually, as machines evolve far beyond humanity, robots will supplant us. But if Moravec predicts the end of the domination by human beings, his is not a bleak vision. Far from railing against a future in which machines rule the world, Moravec embraces it, taking the startling view that intelligent robots will actually be our evolutionary heirs.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 160.5 x 241 x 20.6mm | 567g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 40 halftones and line illustrations
  • 0195116305
  • 9780195116304

About Hans P. Moravec

Hans Moravec, one of the leaders of robotics research, was a founder of the world's largest robotics program, at Carnegie Mellon University. The author of Mind Children: The Future of Robot and Human Intelligence, Moravec lives in Pittsburgh.
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