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Rapture for the Geeks When AI Outsmarts IQ

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ISBN-10: 0307405257

ISBN-13: 9780307405258

Edition: 2008

Authors: Richard Dooling

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Will the Geeks inherit the earth? If computers become twice as fast and twice as capable every two years, how long is it before they're as intelligent as humans? More intelligent? And then in two more years, twice as intelligent? How long before you won't be able to tell if you are texting a person or an especially ingenious chatterbot program designed to simulate intelligent human conversation? According to Richard Dooling inRapture for the Geeksmaybe not that long. It took humans millions of years to develop opposable thumbs (which we now use to build computers), but computers go from megabytes to gigabytes in five years; from the invention of the PC to the Internet in less than fifteen.…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/30/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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Galatea
The Smartest Monkey and His Tools
Three-Pound Universe Versus Blue Brain
The Technological Singularity
Singularity Lite
Singularity Dark
Dr. Faust
What If It's All a Big Game?
Be Prepared!
Open Source
Post-Rapture Religion
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index