The Rationalist s Guide to the Galaxy

'A fascinating and delightfully written book about some very smart people who may not, or may, be about to transform humanity forever' JON RONSON 'Beautifully written, and with wonderful humour, this is a thrilling adventure story of our ...

The Rationalist s Guide to the Galaxy

'A fascinating and delightfully written book about some very smart people who may not, or may, be about to transform humanity forever' JON RONSON 'Beautifully written, and with wonderful humour, this is a thrilling adventure story of our own future' LEWIS DARTNELL, author of THE KNOWLEDGE and ORIGINS Are paperclips going to destroy life as we know it? What can Mickey Mouse teach us about how to programme AI? Could a more rational approach to life be what saves us all? This is a book about about a community of people who are trying to think rationally about intelligence and what insight they can and can't give us about the future of the human race. It explains why these people are worried about an AI apocalypse, why they might be right, and why they might be wrong. It is a book about the cutting edge of our thinking on intelligence and rationality right now by the people who stay up all night worrying about it.

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The Rationalist's Guide to the Galaxy
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Tom Chivers
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-13 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'A fascinating and delightfully written book about some very smart people who may not, or may, be about to transform humanity forever' JON RONSON 'Beautifully written, and with wonderful humour, this is a thrilling adventure story of our own future' LEWIS DARTNELL, author of THE KNOWLEDGE and ORIGINS Are paperclips
The Last Invention
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Tom Chivers
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-11 - Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

'The AI does not hate you, nor does it love you, but you are made of atoms which it can use for something else' This is a book about AI and AI risk. But it's also more importantly about a community of people who are trying to think rationally about
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Douglas Adams
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-08 - Publisher: Pan

Thirty years of celebrating the comic genius of Douglas Adams... On 12 October 1979 the most remarkable book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor (and Earth) was made available to humanity - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It's an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for
The Quirks & Quarks Guide to Space
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Jim Lebans
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-19 - Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

For everyone who’s curious about what’s new under (and over and around) the stars. Douglas Adams famously pronounced in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy that the answer to life, the universe, and everything was 42. Quirks & Quarks, whose approach to science owes almost as much to Adams as
The Search for Aliens: A Rough Guide to Life on Other Worlds
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Rough Guides
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-24 - Publisher: Rough Guides UK

The Search for Aliens: A Rough Guide to Life on Other Worlds provides the first vivid and completely accessible guide to the most exciting field of modern science: the search for extraterrestrial life. All the latest research projects are identified, located and described; everything from radio dishes searching for intelligent