The Most Human Human

What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us about Being Alive

By Brian Christian
(Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780307476708, 320pp.)

Publication Date: March 6, 2012

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Description

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 often 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 chosen to participate in a recent competition. This playful, profound book is not only a testament to his efforts to be deemed more human than a computer, but also a rollicking exploration of what it means to be human in the first place.




About the Author
BRIAN CHRISTIAN is the bestselling author of THE MOST HUMAN HUMAN, which was named a WALL STREET JOURNAL bestseller and a NEW YORKER favorite book of 2011. His writing has appeared in WIRED, THE ATLANTIC, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, and THE PARIS REVIEW, among others. Brian has been a featured guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Charlie Rose Show, NPR's Radiolab, and the BBC, and has lectured at Google, Microsoft, SETI, the Santa Fe Institute, the Royal Institution of Great Britain, and the London School of Economics.
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