8 good books from London Book Fair you can't miss
Updated: 2016-04-14 11:23
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies. [Photo/amazon.com]
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
By Nick Bostrom
If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence, then this new super intelligence could become extremely powerful - possibly beyond our control. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on humans than on the species itself, so would the fate of humankind depend on the actions of the machine super intelligence. But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed Artificial Intelligence, to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survi vable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation?
Making It Up As I Go Along Making It Up as I Go Along, is a funny look at the absurdity of modern life and recognizes that we are all clearly making it up as we go along. It includes Keyes' guide to breaking up with your hairdresser and her warning about the dangers of fake tan. And there is some secret truth about writers, or at least about Keyes.
'When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own.'- Daily Express