Life 3. 0

Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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Author: Max Tegmark

Publisher: Allen Lane

ISBN: 9780241237199

Category:

Page: 384

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'All of us - not only scientists, industrialists and generals-should ask ourselves what can we do now to improve the chances of reaping the benefits of future AI and avoiding the risks. This is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark's thought-provoking book will help you join it' Stephen Hawking We stand at the beginning of a new era. What was once science fiction is fast becoming reality, as AI transforms war, crime, justice, jobs and society-and, even, our very sense of what it means to be human. More than any other technology, AI has the potential to revolutionize our collective future - and there's nobody better situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor and co-founder of the Future of Life Institute, whose work has helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial. In this deeply researched and vitally important new book, Tegmark takes us to the heart of thinking about AI and the human condition, bringing us face to face with the essential questions of our time. How can we grow our prosperity through automation, without leaving people lacking income or purpose? How can we ensure that future AI systems do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will AI help life flourish as never before, or will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, and even, perhaps, replace us altogether? Life 3.0 gives us the tools to join what may be the most important conversation of our time, guiding us through the most controversial issues around AI today -- from superintelligence to meaning, consciousness and the ultimate physical limits on life in the cosmos. What sort of future do you want?

Life 3.0

Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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Author: Max Tegmark

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101946601

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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New York Times Best Seller How will Artificial Intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology—and there’s nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who’s helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial. How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today’s kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing humans on the job market and perhaps altogether? Will AI help life flourish like never before or give us more power than we can handle? What sort of future do you want? This book empowers you to join what may be the most important conversation of our time. It doesn’t shy away from the full range of viewpoints or from the most controversial issues—from superintelligence to meaning, consciousness and the ultimate physical limits on life in the cosmos.

Life 3.0

Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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Author: Max Tegmark

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141981792

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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'This is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark's thought-provoking book will help you join it' Stephen Hawking THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER. DAILY TELEGRAPH AND THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR AI is the future - but what will that future look like? Will superhuman intelligence be our slave, or become our god? Taking us to the heart of the latest thinking about AI, Max Tegmark, the MIT professor whose work has helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial, separates myths from reality, utopias from dystopias, to explore the next phase of our existence. How can we grow our prosperity through automation, without leaving people lacking income or purpose? How can we ensure that future AI systems do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will AI help life flourish as never before, or will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, and even, perhaps, replace us altogether? 'This is a rich and visionary book and everyone should read it' The Times

Superintelligence

Paths, Dangers, Strategies

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Author: Nick Bostrom

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 0199678111

Category: Computers

Page: 328

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The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on us humans than on the gorillas themselves, so the fate of our species then would come to depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence. But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed AI or otherwise to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation? To get closer to an answer to this question, we must make our way through a fascinating landscape of topics and considerations. Read the book and learn about oracles, genies, singletons; about boxing methods, tripwires, and mind crime; about humanity's cosmic endowment and differential technological development; indirect normativity, instrumental convergence, whole brain emulation and technology couplings; Malthusian economics and dystopian evolution; artificial intelligence, and biological cognitive enhancement, and collective intelligence.

The Gentleman's Magazine

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Early English newspapers

Page: N.A

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The "Gentleman's magazine" section is a digest of selections from the weekly press; the "(Trader's) monthly intelligencer" section consists of news (foreign and domestic), vital statistics, a register of the month's new publications, and a calendar of forthcoming trade fairs.

Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Banjo

Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing the 5-String Banjo Now!

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Author: Morty Manus,Ron Manus

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457409882

Category: Music

Page: 64

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Learn to play banjo and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about the history of the banjo, its components, how to hold and tune it, caring for your very own instrument, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation. You will then move right along to playing different notes, scales, and songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation. You will learn important banjo techniques such as the hammer-on, pull-off, and more. Upon completion of the book, you will be able to play your favorite songs on the banjo, read music, play over a dozen different strums and perform with a musical group. The book features the following resources for reference during and after your lessons: * Chords in G & C tuning * Fingering charts. Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.

Inventing the Cloud Century

How Cloudiness Keeps Changing Our Life, Economy and Technology

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Author: Marcus Oppitz,Peter Tomsu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319611615

Category: Computers

Page: 609

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This book combines the three dimensions of technology, society and economy to explore the advent of today’s cloud ecosystems as successors to older service ecosystems based on networks. Further, it describes the shifting of services to the cloud as a long-term trend that is still progressing rapidly.The book adopts a comprehensive perspective on the key success factors for the technology – compelling business models and ecosystems including private, public and national organizations. The authors explore the evolution of service ecosystems, describe the similarities and differences, and analyze the way they have created and changed industries. Lastly, based on the current status of cloud computing and related technologies like virtualization, the internet of things, fog computing, big data and analytics, cognitive computing and blockchain, the authors provide a revealing outlook on the possibilities of future technologies, the future of the internet, and the potential impacts on business and society.

State of State Standards 2000

English, History, Geography, Mathematics, Science

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Author: Chester E. Finn, Jr.,Michael J. Petrilli

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788188720

Category:

Page: 177

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Examines several questions about education: How good are state academic standards? How many states now match solid standards with strong school accountability? Are they better than two years ago? Chapters: overview essay, The State of Standards in 2000Ó; analytic essays by reviewers: English, by Sandra Stotsky; history, by David W. Saxe; Geography, by Susan Munroe; Mathematics, by Ralph A. Raimi; Science, by Lawrence S. Lerner; & State-by-State Reports. Appendices: criteria & detailed grades in English, History, Geography, Math, & Science; state documents examined; & school-based accountability. 30 charts & tables.

Life in the Universe

Expectations and Constraints

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Author: Dirk Schulze-Makuch,Louis Neal Irwin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540768165

Category: Science

Page: 251

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Examines each of these parameters in crucial depth and makes the argument that life forms we would recognize may be more common in our solar system than many assume. Considers exotic forms of life that would not have to rely on carbon as the basic chemical element, solar energy as the main energy source, or water as the primary solvent and the question of detecting bio- and geosignatures of such life forms, ranging from earth environments to deep space. Seeks an operational definition of life and investigate the realm of possibilities that nature offers to realize this very special state of matter. Avoids scientific jargon wherever possible to make this intrinsically interdisciplinary subject understandable to a broad range of readers.

Modeling Life

The Mathematics of Biological Systems

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Author: Alan Garfinkel,Jane Shevtsov,Yina Guo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319597310

Category: Mathematics

Page: 445

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This book develops the mathematical tools essential for students in the life sciences to describe interacting systems and predict their behavior. From predator-prey populations in an ecosystem, to hormone regulation within the body, the natural world abounds in dynamical systems that affect us profoundly. Complex feedback relations and counter-intuitive responses are common in nature; this book develops the quantitative skills needed to explore these interactions. Differential equations are the natural mathematical tool for quantifying change, and are the driving force throughout this book. The use of Euler’s method makes nonlinear examples tractable and accessible to a broad spectrum of early-stage undergraduates, thus providing a practical alternative to the procedural approach of a traditional Calculus curriculum. Tools are developed within numerous, relevant examples, with an emphasis on the construction, evaluation, and interpretation of mathematical models throughout. Encountering these concepts in context, students learn not only quantitative techniques, but how to bridge between biological and mathematical ways of thinking. Examples range broadly, exploring the dynamics of neurons and the immune system, through to population dynamics and the Google PageRank algorithm. Each scenario relies only on an interest in the natural world; no biological expertise is assumed of student or instructor. Building on a single prerequisite of Precalculus, the book suits a two-quarter sequence for first or second year undergraduates, and meets the mathematical requirements of medical school entry. The later material provides opportunities for more advanced students in both mathematics and life sciences to revisit theoretical knowledge in a rich, real-world framework. In all cases, the focus is clear: how does the math help us understand the science?

The Nautical Magazine for 1873

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Author: Various authors,Various

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108056520

Category: History

Page: 1072

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The 1873 Nautical Magazine includes shipbuilding statistics, information on ports, fisheries and steam liners, and criticism of proposed seaworthiness legislation.

Boomers 3.0: Marketing to Baby Boomers in Their Third Act of Life

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Author: Lawrence R. Samuel

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440857237

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

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Capitalizing on what is arguably the most important social phenomenon of our time and place—the aging of America—this book shows organizations how to market specifically to baby boomers in their third act of life. • Identifies the 10 core values of the older middle class (cognitively healthy baby boomers age 52–80) that guide their attitudes and behavior and serve as cultural indicators of how they are likely to spend their time and money in the future • Explains how the unique core values and "passion points" of baby boomers fuel their consumer behavior • Offers a unique, intelligent, and forward-thinking cultural analysis • Outlines many ways readers can capitalize on the information presented and act on real business opportunities

KJV Study Bible, eBook

Second Edition

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Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418589144

Category: Bibles

Page: 2240

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The best selling study Bible in the King James Version—now updated, with added features. Trusted for 25 years, The King James Study Bible has dependable notes and annotations from scholars you can rely on, led by General Editor Edward Hindson. A clear presentation of conservative Bible doctrine, with the resources you need for knowing God’s Word. Features include: NEW: Fresh new page design for enjoyable reading of the Authorized King James text More than 5,700 authoritative and time-tested study notes offer straightforward communication and clear understanding NEW: 48 revised in-text maps and charts - modernized and redrawn for stress-free reference Large, 11-point Bible type for comfort reading no matter how long you spend NEW: Enhanced concordance with added Hebrew and Greek word studies gives deeper insight NEW: Index of Christ and the Gospels NEW: Index of Paul and His Letters NEW: Index of Bible Prophecy Words of Christ in red Doctrinal and archaeological footnotes and personality profiles written by trusted, conservative pastors and Bible teachers Comprehensive book introductions and outlines Center-column references with translation notes Complete index to annotations, doctrinal footnotes, personality profiles, and archaeological sites Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles King James Study Bibles sold to date: More than 2.4 million The King James Version—The most successful Bible translation in history with billions of copies published

How Smart Machines Think

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Author: Sean Gerrish

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262038404

Category: Computers

Page: 312

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Everything you've always wanted to know about self-driving cars, Netflix recommendations, IBM's Watson, and video game-playing computer programs. The future is here: Self-driving cars are on the streets, an algorithm gives you movie and TV recommendations, IBM's Watson triumphed on Jeopardy over puny human brains, computer programs can be trained to play Atari games. But how do all these thingswork? In this book, Sean Gerrish offers an engaging and accessible overview of the breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and machine learning that have made today's machines so smart. Gerrish outlines some of the key ideas that enable intelligent machines to perceive and interact with the world. He describes the software architecture that allows self-driving cars to stay on the road and to navigate crowded urban environments; the million-dollar Netflix competition for a better recommendation engine (which had an unexpected ending); and how programmers trained computers to perform certain behaviors by offering them treats, as if they were training a dog. He explains how artificial neural networks enable computers to perceive the world—and to play Atari video games better than humans. He explains Watson's famous victory on Jeopardy, and he looks at how computers play games, describing AlphaGo and Deep Blue, which beat reigning world champions at the strategy games of Go and chess. Computers have not yet mastered everything, however; Gerrish outlines the difficulties in creating intelligent agents that can successfully play video games like StarCraft that have evaded solution—at least for now. Gerrish weaves the stories behind these breakthroughs into the narrative, introducing readers to many of the researchers involved, and keeping technical details to a minimum. Science and technology buffs will find this book an essential guide to a future in which machines can outsmart people.

The Connected Home: The Future of Domestic Life

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Author: Richard Harper

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0857294768

Category: Computers

Page: 305

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The title of this new book: “The Connected Home” reflects the move away from the idea that smart homes would alter the lives of those living in them by providing technologies to take over tasks that were previously the responsibility of the householder, such as managing entertainment, education – and even eating! Up until around 10 years ago this view was commonplace but time has shown that the technologies to support a smart home have not developed in such a way as to support this premise. Instead, what people do in their homes has moved the concept of a smart home into that of the ‘connected home’. The rise of on-line games technologies, video connections via Skype, social networking, internet browsing etc are now an integral part of the home environment and have had a significant effect on the home. The contributors to this exciting new book consider and discuss the effects and ramifications of the connected home from a variety of viewpoints: an examination of the take-up of personal computers and the Internet in domestic situations; an analysis of the changing intersection of technology and human habits in the connected home; the impact of gaming, texting, e-book readers, tablets and other devices and their effect on the social conditions of a household; the relationship between digital messaging applications and real geography; and an overview of how sensing technologies for the smart home might evolve (lightweight medical technologies for example). The book culminates by addressing unfinished ambitions from the smart home agenda, the factors that have prevented their realisation, and addresses the need for extending research into the area.