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"Taking us on an eloquent journey through an astonishingly diverse intellectual terrain, J. Storrs Hall’s Beyond AI articulates an optimistic view – in both capability and impact – of the future of AI. This is a must read for anyone interested in the future of the human-machine civilization."
RAY KURZWEIL, AI scientist, inventor
Author of The Singularity Is Near
"An entertaining and very thought-provoking ramble through the wilds of AI."
ERIC S. RAYMOND
"Hall argues that our future superintelligent friends in the mechanical kingdom may develop superior moral instincts. I'm almost convinced. I learned a lot from reading this book. You will too."
ROBERT A. FREITAS JR.
Author of "The Legal Rights of Robots"
and Kinematic Self-Replicating Machines
J. Storrs Hall, PhD (Laporte, PA), the founding chief scientist of Nanorex, Inc., is a research fellow for the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing and the author of Nanofuture, the "Nanotechnologies" section for The Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy, and numerous scientific articles. He has designed technology for NASA and was a computer systems architect at the Laboratory for Computer Science Research at Rutgers University from 1985 to 1997.
Written by someone who has an instinct about how the future will turn out to be. I used this book to write my own futurist novel. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kieran
This reviewer's first contact with robotic A.I. was Hans Moravec's "Mind Children" which I read in the late 1980's and which persuaded me that real A.I. was possible. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Baraniecki Mark Stuart
J. Storrs Hall wrote a very insightful summary and popularization of the AI endeavor in his book, which might as well have been titled 'Before AI' because of its concise but... Read morePublished on March 27, 2013 by haig shahinian
To start, i believe this is a fantastic book for at least two types of people:
-the casual reader or scifi type who'd love a high-level, and well written overview of... Read more
Maybe it's because I read it not long after reading Hofstadster's masterpiece "Godel, Escher, Bach", but I was slightly disappointed in Beyond AI. Read morePublished on September 16, 2008 by M. Richard
Before attempting to build the consciousness machine author must provide a proof that such phenomena is existing. Read morePublished on December 24, 2007 by Michael Zeldich
BEYOND AI: CREATING THE CONSCIENCE OF THE MACHINE discusses both the scientific and the ethical challenges of artificial intelligence, which is advancing so quickly that it holds... Read morePublished on October 6, 2007 by Midwest Book Review