If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
In a podcast, "Does Revelation Talk About Artificial Intelligence?", he discusses with Robert J. Marks, director of the Walter Bradley Institute, the title question: "Can AI replace the need for belief in God?" Robert J. Marks (right): Let's talk about the theological implications of AI. You have a reputation, not only as a mathematician, but a Christian apologist. And I wanted to go into some of the apologetics that you gave in the book and how it relates to some of the modern perceptions of artificial intelligence. Generally, how will technical advances affect the way in which people, either believers or non-believers, think of God? John Lennox: Well, sometimes technological development has a very positive effect because if, like myself, you believe that God is the intelligence behind the universe, that he's made human beings in his image, so that we are to a certain extent creative and we can produce this technology. Then the existence of the technology and the need for science itself is evidence that there is a God behind it all. So that is a positive development.
This blog post is a summary and analysis of the speech given by Yuval Harari at Davos in January 2020. "The automation revolution is not a watershed that settles down again but a cascade of bigger and bigger disruptions." When Yuval Harari speaks, people tend to listen. Not least when it comes to the impact of artificial intelligence and automation on every walk of life from politics to biology, government and education. His position is wide-ranging but boils down to a few essential arguments.
Israeli writer Yuval Harari claims that the world is in the middle of an artificial intelligence war led by the USA and China. According to Harari, countries that cannot keep up with the race will either go bankrupt or become colonial. Israeli historian Yuval Harari, author of Sapiens, Homo Deus, and 21 Textbooks for the 21st Century, claims that the world is now in the midst of a US and China-led artificial intelligence war. Hariri said, "If you have enough data, you do not need to send troops to a country to take over it. Countries that fail to keep up with this race will either go bankrupt or become a colonial data colony.
But some transhumanists hope to slowly morph into "immortal cyborgd" with endlessly replaceable parts. Did you recently welcome a child into the world? An upstanding responsible parent such as yourself is surely doing all you can to prepare your little one for all the pitfalls life has in store. However, thanks to technology, children born in 2014 may face a far different set of issues than you ever had to. And we're not talking about simply learning to master a new generation of digital doohickeys, we're talking about living in a world in which the very definition of "human" becomes blurred.
The Israelian historian Yuval Noah Harari has achieved international fame for having written a history of Homo Sapiens (humankind), a prophetic prediction of its end, and the beginning of new species called Homo Deus: an immortal cyborg with divine powers. The book that started it all is called: Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind. In her article, Yuval Noah Harari: The age of the cyborg has begun – and the consequences cannot be known, Carole Cadwalladr asks Harari: In some ways, I say, it struck me that Sapiens isn't actually a history book – it's a philosophy book that asks the big, philosophical questions and attempts to answer them through history. I think that I see history as a philosophy laboratory. Philosophers come up with all these very interesting questions about the human condition, but the way that most of them – though not all – go about answering them is through thought experiments. When I discovered Harari, I came to think about Stephen Hawking s book: A Brief History of Time. In the book Hawking seems to want to surpass Nietzsche s declaration: God is Dead! In the introduction he presents a variety of philosophical questions, whereafter he says: Traditionally these are questions for philosophy; but philosophy is dead.
By day, Pat Scannell is a professional technologist, who has spent a 25 year career commercializing disruptive technologies into mass market adoption, and he has done this in domains ranging from Internet, Mobile, IoT and Defense. By night, he researches and writes about the cumulative effects of technology in humans, specifically the effects on how we think, now and in the future. In this article, Pat summarizes the results of his findings and invites those interested in discussing the issues in-depth to join the dialog. "For every dollar and every minute we invest in improving AI, we would be wise to invest a dollar and a minute in exploring and developing human consciousness" – Yuval Harari As CES wraps up, it's clear that the Artificial Intelligence hype is peaking, from self-driving cars, business decision software, and even the AI powered cat litter box. Our tech and our industries are going to become disrupted by the ever-accelerating technology around us, but what if our thoughts will be, too?
"We are probably one of the last generations of homo sapiens." Those were the opening words of acclaimed historian and best-selling author Professor Yuval Harari, who spoke at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, where politicians, thought leaders and executives from the world's leading companies congregate to discuss solutions to global challenges. What comes after us, Harari said, are entities that are more different from us than we were from our predecessors, the Neanderthals. However, those species will not be the outcome of the organic evolution of human genes, Harari explained, but the outcome of humans learning to engineer bodies, brains and minds. "This will be the main product of the economy of the 21st century."
AI is rapidly changing the way we live and do business, which leaves many business leaders feeling like they're struggling to keep pace with developments. As such, business leaders often ask me for tips on recommend reading – they want to know which books will help them understand the AI revolution, grasp its impact on our world and plan for an AI-driven future. What Is The Best Book On Artificial Intelligence (AI)? I read a lot about AI, for my consulting work, and more recently as research for my latest book'Artificial Intelligence in Practice' and, of course, because I find the subject absolutely fascinating. In fact, I'd say I've devoured pretty much every key AI book that's been published in the last decade.
According to one futurist, the next frontier for human innovation is the body itself. In a talk at Fast Company's European Innovation Festival, historian and international bestselling author, Yuval Noah Harari, said that the human body is on a crash course with technology. 'It's increasingly hard to tell where I end and where the computer begins,' Harari said, as reported by Fast Company. In the future, humans and technology will be impossible to differentiate from one another says one prominent futurist. Yuval Noah Harari (pictured, file photo) spoke recently during Fast Company's European Innovation Festival'In the future, it is likely that the smartphone will not be separated from you at all,' Harari said.
This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. New technology devices and apps pop up as abundantly as summer weeds here in Silicon Valley. Chip-enhanced products offer to satisfy almost every need imaginable. Prompts from your smart refrigerator tell you to buy more milk. With a voice command, music plays to facilitate meditation, thanks to your smart -- always on -- helper who listens for your next query from a canister on your kitchen counter; you know, the one with a woman's voice and name.