- File Size: 480 KB
- Print Length: 402 pages
- Publisher: Erik Hamre (December 1, 2015)
- Publication Date: December 1, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B018BL1K6M
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Is there a way to stop the evolution into the end of human kind? Read the fascinating take of this author on a subject most of us find difficult to perceive. His descriptions are clever and clear to give us a clearer understanding of what super human intelligence is. It does exist doesn't it?
Being Kevorkian, a billionaire was not enough; he wanted to become immortal; a next step would be becoming a god. What was found in this complicated process was that human intelligence could be created but it would be a copy without personality, creativity and a soul. We are decades away from understanding the inside of the human brain. But what if super artifical intelligence is let loose, what then?
Thus man- made systems with all power to breaching world systems, hacking, corrupting, etc, could become too powerful and will be able to wipe out humanity.
7 December 2015
The story is set forth as an investigative reporter’s close examination of an experiment that went horribly wrong bringing the world to the point of extinction as we know it. Andrew Kevorkian, a brilliant investigator and Silicone Valley entrepreneur has established and lost multibillion dollar companies, but his latest, Neuralgo, supposedly is touted as providing an end to humanity’s greatest frailty. It also immediately is successful as he and Vladimir, an equally brilliant Russian scientist he hired earlier, begin mapping Andrew’s brain to attempt to produce true artificial intelligence (AI). Surreptitiously, Andrew absconds with the company’s billions and privately builds a monstrous computer through which he introduces an actually functioning AI. He is apprehended but suffers a cerebral vascular accident bringing him near death before he can be questioned about the program. The President of the U.S. had appointed a task force including a world recognized psychology profiler and a computer specialist recognized as one of the best ‘hackers’. It was headed by Ronald Kraut, the recognized world authority on nanotechnology. They must discern the reason behind unusual action taken by this functioning AI. It is of utmost importance because artificial intelligence has no boundaries and can increase exponentially, first to artificial narrow intelligence (ANI) and beyond to generalized (AGI) where it literally ‘could do what it wanted’ with no human intelligence able to stop it. AND this was the fear here, because Andrew’s past demonstrated a possible machine-like absence of moral restraint and he had sufficient cause from events in his life perhaps to ignore any restraint. Once again we must stop as further detail would be a disservice to the prospective reader.
Discussion/conclusion: This is a tale that, as the author says: “Artificial intelligence and advent of singularity are like a religion. Believe it eventually would make the earth a better place by technological development or you did not; that dealing with nanotechnology and artificial intelligence was doom.” The author is one of several who’s books I recently have reviewed that lead a reader to most provocative and engrossing speculation that repeatedly resurfaces with the appearance of each new advancement reported with respect to RNA, DNA, fundamentals of mental function, nanotechnology and computer science. This is a plot based story with little character development which makes some of the late activity a little difficult to assimilate, but generally speaking this a fascinating book.
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Last 25 percent was a waste. Good start but bad conclusion. Don't waste your time!!!!
Came to an almost abrupt end.
But high concept and direction.
Only missing deeper character development.Read more