What is the point of intelligence

Artificial intelligence and the meaning of life

An essay

Richard David Precht

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Richard David Precht deals with the most important questions around the topic of »Artificial Intelligence« - and also includes the far-reaching social changes caused by the current crisis.

While the impending climate catastrophe and the enormous consumption of resources by mankind are destroying the planet, computer scientists and engineers are working to advance the development of an artificial intelligence that should be able to do everything we humans can - only in a much more »optimized« way. Based on completely wrong assumptions, the machines should even be programmed with a human-like morality. Richard David Precht makes it very clear to us that this is not possible. Because our life does not consist of the sequence of calculated steps. We are much more than that.

"One wishes for Precht's clever essay readers who now also have a critical understanding of the hype about AI and some of the digital mania with their natural intelligence."

cover Hardback edition
Page number 256
Publication date 15.06.2020
language German
ISBN 978-3-442-31561-1
publishing company Gold man
Dimensions (L / W / H) 22.1 / 14.2 / 2.7 cm
Weight 458 g
Illustrations black and white illustrations
Sales rank 3684
Immediately available free shipping
Free shipping
cover Hardback edition
Page number 256
Publication date 15.06.2020
language German
ISBN 978-3-442-31561-1
publishing company Gold man
Dimensions (L / W / H) 22.1 / 14.2 / 2.7 cm
Weight 458 g
Illustrations black and white illustrations
Sales rank 3684

description


Richard David Precht deals with the most important questions around the topic of »Artificial Intelligence« - and also includes the far-reaching social changes caused by the current crisis.

While the impending climate catastrophe and the enormous consumption of resources by mankind are destroying the planet, computer scientists and engineers are working to advance the development of an artificial intelligence that should be able to do everything we humans can - only in a much more »optimized« way. Based on completely wrong assumptions, the machines should even be programmed with a human-like morality. Richard David Precht makes it very clear to us that this is not possible. Because our life does not consist of the sequence of precalculated steps. We are much more than that.

"One wishes for Precht's clever essay readers who now also have a critical understanding of the hype about AI and some of the digital mania with their natural intelligence."