EBOOK The Most Human Human


  • Paperback
  • 320
  • The Most Human Human
  • Brian Christian
  • English
  • 28 June 2020
  • 9780307476708

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The Most Human Human Free read ↠ 6 En to participate in a recent competition This playful profound book is not only a testament to his efforts to be deemed human than a computer but also a rollicking exploration of what it means to be human in the first pla. At last proof positive that degrees in philosophy and poetry superbly complement a degree in computer science TMHH is an extended think piece thread through with prose poetic writing on how human minds and silicon ones are alike and how they differ It is a hugely thought provoking book sentence after paragraph after page after page Judging from its jacket photo the author is a pretty young guy a striking contrast with the depth and maturity of the book in review May he have a long and fruitful writing career ahead of him And may he continue cogitating on the blurring boundaries between man and machine There s enormous wisdom in his thinking Splendid book

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The Most Human Human Free read ↠ 6 Each year the AI community convenes to administer the famous and famously controversial Turing test pitting sophisticated software programs against humans to determine if a computer can “think” The machine that most of. I have a special interest in the philosophy of the mind and I love reading and re reading what people have to say about the brain or mind or soul The computational theory of mind is the main angle that Christian explored in this book through the Turing Test and its implications An AI passes the Turing Test when it s indistinguishable from a human usually determined through conversation with another human And there were times throughout history where different AI programs did pass the test even if it was just for 5 minutes Christian presents a wonderful mish mash of thoughts comparisons personal experiences and research The book was so stuffed full of ideas and I devoured them eagerly Our very essence is a kind of mongrelism It strikes me that some of the best and most human emotions come from this lichen state of computercreature interface the admixture the estuary of desire and reason in a system aware enough to apprehend its own limits and to push at them curiosity intrigue enlightenment wonder awe Christian s book can be rambling a large portion of the time it feels like a raw unedited draft with all his ideas and thoughts It didn t bother me that much because I m intrigued by most things he s wrote but it would have been better if it was structuredSomething he said struck me that currently one of the biggest things that separates humans from AIs is that a human actively responds to new information and it s environment We essentially change after every single new experience we have because we are always adapting updating ourselves Whereas a programmed AI is limited to its program Even when it s programmed to learn from new experiences it doesn t decide how it learns only what I m probably not doing this justice and I m probably wrong but that was my takeaway It blew me away

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The Most Human Human Free read ↠ 6 Ten fools the judges wins the Most Human Computer Award But there is also a prize strange and intriguing for the “Most Human Human” Brian Christian a young poet with degrees in computer science and philosophy was chos. First there was Eliza Then fractal music giving way to database rich Bach and Beethoven simulators Then Deep Blue Then Watson Soon R Giskard Reventlov of Aurora Philip K Dick s Preserving Machine Suffice it to say that The Most Human Human is one of the best nonfiction books it has been my pleasure to read It touches on all my favorite topics recreational math information theory philosophy social psychology virtual vs genuine identity it s like John Searle meets William Poundstone as might have been channeled through Alex TrebekThose wishing to preview the themes and overall plot of the book in greater depth can read the author s own 8 page online redaction I did and can assure you it only whetted my appetite to read the book itself Nor did this book disappointFor those too time strapped or lazy to check out the redacted version here s a thumbnail sketch If you only had 5 minutes of text only IM ing to convince somebody you were YOU could you do it How would a stranger figure out that yours were not the automated responses of a preprogrammed bot nor that of a phisher nor even that of David Bowie but YOU Umm uunless of course you are David Bowie in which case may I suggest you use this book s premise for your next concept album Could you convince them And how would you do it How do we recognize each other as distinct individuals How does one measure the soul Who are we reallyThat s the challenge that Christian sets for himself and if this strikes you as a bit arbitrary as personal challenges go then you need a bit of background on Alan Turing s test and its annual incarnation as the Loebner PrizeAlan Turing was a math genius who cracked the Nazi s Enigma code and helped invent the modern day computer among other things This bit of history is fascinating and well worth your time as you get to meet not only Turing but guys like Claude Shannon Johnny Von Neumann John Nash and others Fiction readers can find them in Neal Stephenson s Cryptonomicon and the film A Beautiful Mind casual nonfiction readers will find them in books by William Poundstone James Gleick and Richard Rhodes and all of these I highly recommendTuring was fascinated by the idea of artificial intelligence and thinking machines and proposed that the only way to tell the difference between a sentient and nonsentient being was through a basic conservatory audition Only instead of some aspiring floutist piping their way through Faur s Morceau des Concours in hopes of an appointment it was an invisible conversant If the auditors believed their interlocutor to be human then voila Whatever turned out to be behind the screen would have to be considered capable of independent thoughtSeem crazy Yeah crazy like a fox and it was only a matter of time before the Turing test got institutionalized in the form of the Loebner Prize competition that 5 minute IM thing to which Christian wangled himself an invitation thus the challenge at the core of this book However Christian isn t content to just be himself in the hope and expectation that so doing will prove sufficient to win over the Loebner s panel of PhD d judges psychologists linguists computer programmers etc nor does Christian want merely to outcompete the various chatbots entered alongside him and his fellow human controlsconfederates No Christian is out to prove to all and sundry that not only is he capable of demonstrating his humanity anonymously to strangers he can do so better than any other human in the competition Much of the book deals with his efforts as a kind of Rocky Balboa IV training himself to challenge the Ivan Dragos of chatbots and fellow panelists to a human offThink it s easy do you Try sitting down next to someone at random on the Acela and striking up a conversation without mentioning the weather or running some other personally pre programmed bit of dialogue Hi how are you my name s where are you headed etc Unless you re a transactional analyst you d be surprised how much of our lives come to us pre scripted in your typical five minute spanThe issues touched on here run from the sublimity of learning to live life to its fullest by avoiding rote repetitive experiences to the ridiculous informational density of language he shares his results playing the Shannon Game at p 227 I tried it and can tell you that the phrases given are bizarre and not always grammatical anyway it s worth playing once Along the way he offers a rogues gallery of chatbots from the ever popular therapist Eliza and her patient foil Manny all the way to present day AIs like the US Army s SGT STAR as well as a collection of brain damaged case studies the likes of which would fascinate even the pickiest Oliver Sacks fan If you think you can t be fooled by a cleverly written script the next time you re desperate for tech help and Click to Chat to a real live expert try getting a rise out of your deponent Only if you can manage to get it off book and not spewing non seuiturs will you have assurances you have an intelligent counterpart This still might not be human but at this level I think it prejudice to discriminateThe book overruns with ideas For example Christian offers a terrific alternative to the zero sum forensics of debateModel UN at pp 179 180 that manages to promote constructive persuasive argument and collaboration in a competitive context that all educators should be made to read For another there s this brilliant passage at p 237 that all Goodreaders ought to appreciate People complain from time to time about folks who read the Cliffs Notes to a book or reviews or essays about a book but don t read the book itself Hey if the information density of Anna Karenina is low enough that a review 1 percent as long conveys 60 percent of the form and content gist of the book then it s Tolstoy s fault His readers are human beings with only twenty eight thousand days or so separating birth and death If they want to read the lossy gloss and move on who can blame themLikewise for conceptual art who needs to see a Duchamp toilet when you can hear about one so much faster and extract most of the experience from that Conceptual art might be for better or worse definable as the art most susceptible to lossy compressionThe Most Human Human is really a wonderful book You can take it from me assuming that at this point in my exegesis I have indeed managed not only to bring you round but have done so without you having recourse to wonder whether or not I and only I wrote this text without resort to plagiarism paraphrase or other outside assistance organic or otherwise See eg my trilogy of essays on this conundrum the first of which can be found hereTo put it another way everything that has ever been written or will ever be written can be found in the Universal Library including all languages all typos all lossless compressions of all 4D smellavision film versions and this review It has been said by Martin Gardner I believe that it would take matter than we know to actually be in existence to replicate the Library On this basis alone you d think it safe to conclude that no computer could be devised to make appropriate selections that each distinct work must be the result of an independently operating organic intelligence But computers are matter as we are matter and we believe ourselves each to have a uniue identity a uniue voiceBrian Christian argues passionately that we can work at and improve our too human perfectly flawed organic experience and thereby exalt ourselves We need never lose a real Turing test to a computer however it may be run Of course computers programmers children are wonderful mimicsIt s only a matter of time


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