In Our Own Image (Hardcover)
Savior or Destroyer? the History and Future of Artificial Intelligence
Pegasus Books, 9781605989648, 384pp.
Publication Date: March 7, 2016
Zarkadakis explores one of humankind's oldest love-hate relationships--our ties with artificial intelligence, or AI. He traces AI's origins in ancient myth, through literary classics like Frankenstein, to today's sci-fi blockbusters, arguing that a fascination with AI is hardwired into the human psyche. He explains AI's history, technology, and potential; its manifestations in intelligent machines; its connections to neurology and consciousness, as well as--perhaps most tellingly--what AI reveals about us as human beings.
In Our Own Image argues that we are on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution--poised to enter the age of Artificial Intelligence as science fiction becomes science fact. Ultimately, Zarkadakis observes, the fate of AI has profound implications for the future of science and humanity itself.