The Resource In our own image : building an artificial person, Maureen Caudill

In our own image : building an artificial person, Maureen Caudill

Label
In our own image : building an artificial person
Title
In our own image
Title remainder
building an artificial person
Statement of responsibility
Maureen Caudill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator, to C-3PO of the Star Wars trilogy, to the comic robot-butler in Woody Allen's Sleeper, the android has long been a familiar figure on the American imaginative landscape. But how far removed from reality are such fictitious creations? Will there ever be an intelligent robot in our future? Neural networks expert Maureen Caudill says yes. In fact, she argues that the development of intelligent androids is a mere twenty years away."
  • "In Our Own Image reveals just how far we've come in developing an intelligent robot, describes what technical obstacles must still be cleared, and - perhaps most interesting of all - outlines the potentially massive social disruptions and tangled moral and legal dilemmas these "human machines" will cause. In a sweeping look at state-of-the-art breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, robotics, computer science, psychology, and neural networks, Caudill shows how these fields have advanced machine vision, language recognition, problem solving, memory, and other requisites of intelligent robots. She describes foot-long mechanical ants that can follow you around a room, robots that can crack eggs, shear sheep, play ping-pong, tighten wing-nuts, and perform other feats of dexterity. (One robot, WABOT-2, developed in Japan, can read simple sheet music and in fact played the electric organ with the NHK Symphony Orchestra of Japan.) And she concludes that as our ability to make faster, smaller, cheaper computers blends with our ability to mimic the behavior of the human mind, the first truly intelligent machines come closer to fruition. But once an android has been perfected, Caudill warns, there will likely be some unexpected - and perhaps unpleasant - social changes. Androids may compete with human workers for jobs - and robots won't take vacations, won't have family problems, and might never leave the firm. Androids may also entangle our legal system in complex, difficult questions: Can an individual own an intelligent android? What rights should it have in society? Does ownership of an android imply the right to turn it off - the right to "kill" it? And does such ownership brand us as slaveholders?" "The existence of intelligent androids will provoke these and other questions. Caudill concludes that we will soon be forced to come up with answers if we are to learn to share the world with another intelligent species - one of our own creation."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Caudill, Maureen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TJ211
LC item number
.C28 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robotics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Künstliche Intelligenz
  • Roboter
Label
In our own image : building an artificial person, Maureen Caudill
Link
https://archive.org/details/inourownimagebui00caud_0
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The measure of mankind -- There is none so blind -- Taking the first step -- An android's reach -- Remembering the past... -- ...As a lesson for the future -- Discovering the truth -- It's a puzzlement -- Speaking in tongues -- Sense and sensibility -- I think, therefore I am--I think -- But is it alive -- Redefining the measure of mankind
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780195073386
Lccn
91042524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24870550
  • (OCoLC)ocm24870550
Label
In our own image : building an artificial person, Maureen Caudill
Link
https://archive.org/details/inourownimagebui00caud_0
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The measure of mankind -- There is none so blind -- Taking the first step -- An android's reach -- Remembering the past... -- ...As a lesson for the future -- Discovering the truth -- It's a puzzlement -- Speaking in tongues -- Sense and sensibility -- I think, therefore I am--I think -- But is it alive -- Redefining the measure of mankind
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780195073386
Lccn
91042524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24870550
  • (OCoLC)ocm24870550

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