To understand the technology of superintelligence, check out the top 5 books on superintelligence
A superintelligence is an intelligence system that rapidly increases its intelligence in a short time, specifically, to surpass the cognitive capability of the average human being. Superintelligence has been used in science fiction, and in discussions around artificial intelligence, to understand some of the ramifications of a quickly evolving intelligence model in IT. To understand the technology better here are the top 5 books on superintelligence:
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies is written by Nick Bostrom, in which a New York Times bestseller on Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us?
Who Could Save Humanity From Superintelligence?
Written by Tony Czarnecki, Who Could Save Humanity From Superintelligence is based on the existential risks of technology. What’s interesting is that even among people who have considerable knowledge in this area, terms like Superintelligence are not necessarily interpreted in the same way.
How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed
In How to Create a Mind, the writer Ray Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in human-machine civilization: reverse-engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works and using that knowledge to create even more intelligent machines.
The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity
In The Fourth Age, Byron Reese, the writer, shows that technology has reshaped humanity just three times in history: 100,000 years ago, we harnessed fire, which led to language; 10,000 years ago, we developed agriculture, which led to cities and warfare; 5,000 years ago, we invented the wheel and writing, which lead to the nation-state.
Superintelligence and World-views: Putting the Spotlight on Some Important Issues
Written by David Bell, the book portrays current AI offerings that fall far short of superintelligence, which would arguably require genius-level ideas and world-views at least as rich as our own, for example, high-quality evaluation and representation capabilities, in addition to very powerful hardware.
The concept of superintelligence is becoming a growing area of research that aims to improve understanding of what such machines might be like, how they might come to exist, and what they would mean for humanity’s future.
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