In Our Own Image

In Our Own Image
Author: George Zarkadakis
Publsiher: Pegasus Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN: 9781681773537
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Our Own Image Book Excerpt:

A timely and important book that explores the history and future, as well as the societal and ethical implications, of Artificial Intelligence as we approach the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution 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.

In Our Own Image

In Our Own Image
Author: George Zarkadakis
Publsiher: Rider
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9781846044373
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Our Own Image Book Excerpt:

In Our Own Image by Dr George Zarkadakis explores one of humankind's oldest love-hate relationships - our ties with Artificial Intelligence or AI. Zarkadakis traces AI's origins in ancient myth, through literary classics such as 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.

The Trinity Circle

The Trinity Circle
Author: William J. Ashworth
Publsiher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021-08-17
ISBN: 0822988453
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trinity Circle Book Excerpt:

The Trinity Circle explores the creation of knowledge in nineteenth-century England, when any notion of a recognizably modern science was still nearly a century off, religion still infused all ways of elite knowing, and even those who denied its relevance had to work extremely hard to do so. The rise of capitalism during this period—embodied by secular faith, political radicalism, science, commerce, and industry—was, according to Anglican critics, undermining this spiritual world and challenging it with a superficial material one: a human-centric rationalist society hell-bent on measurable betterment via profit, consumption, and a prevalent notion of progress. Here, William J. Ashworth places the politics of science within a far more contested context. By focusing on the Trinity College circle, spearheaded from Cambridge by the polymath William Whewell, he details an ongoing struggle between the Established Church and a quest for change to the prevailing social hierarchy. His study presents a far from unified view of science and religion at a time when new ways of thinking threatened to divide England and even the Trinity College itself.

The Power of Not Thinking

The Power of Not Thinking
Author: Simon Roberts
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-09-12
ISBN: 153816776X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Not Thinking Book Excerpt:

Drawing upon an incredible range of cutting-edge science, real-life examples, and personal experience, Simon Roberts explores the complexity of even the simplest of tasks that humans perform every day and explains how, with a greater awareness of the processes at work, we can tap into our full potential and excel in any area of our lives.

Gods and Robots

Gods and Robots
Author: Adrienne Mayor
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN: 0691202265
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gods and Robots Book Excerpt:

Traces the story of how ancient cultures envisioned artificial life, automata, self-moving devices and human enhancements, sharing insights into how the mythologies of the past related to and shaped ancient machine innovations.

The Human Calling

The Human Calling
Author: Daofeng He
Publsiher: Morgan James Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-01-25
ISBN: 1631956922
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Calling Book Excerpt:

The Human Calling is a vigorously researched and profoundly spiritual narrative history of the world’s religious movements as they relate to society’s collective understanding of the duties they have to fellow people and looks ahead to what lessons from history can be applied as people navigate a technological age. Focusing on the rise and fall of spiritual movements in both the East and West, The Human Calling examines what the world’s major religions have historically offered, asks what people are here for outside of pure survival, and makes the persuasive argument for Christianity as the best leader to guide individuals on the path toward better caring for one another—our human calling. The Human Calling takes readers through humanity’s three great thought movements: The first is the Axial Age, the source of the first great human reflection on public spirit and public order The second is the 12th-17th centuries, wrestles with the question of whether people can attain individual rationality in God’s order The third delves into the independent reasoning societies of the 20thand 21st centuries and looks forward to what people want their third great reflection on God’s plan to be during their own period of societal flux

Teaching Innovation in University Education Case Studies and Main Practices

Teaching Innovation in University Education  Case Studies and Main Practices
Author: Saura, Jose Ramon
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2022-06-17
ISBN: 1668444429
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Innovation in University Education Case Studies and Main Practices Book Excerpt:

In the last decade, the development of new technologies has made innovation a fundamental pillar of education. Teaching innovation includes the evolution of both teaching and learning models to drive improvements in educational methodologies. Teaching innovation is a pioneer in the understanding and comprehension of the different teaching methodologies and models developed in the academic area. Teaching innovation is a process that seeks validation in the academic and teaching communities at universities in order to promote the improvement and its practices and uses in the future characterized by digital development and data-based methods. Teaching Innovation in University Education: Case Studies and Main Practices features the major practices and case studies of teaching innovation developed in recent years at universities. It is a source on study cases focused on teaching innovation methodologies as well as on the identification of new technologies that will help the development of initiatives and practices focused on teaching innovation at higher education institutions. Covering topics such as didactic strategics, service learning, and technology-based gamification, this premier reference source is an indispensable resource for pre-service teachers, lecturers, students, faculty, administrators, libraries, entrepreneurs, researchers, and academicians.

Contemporary Perspectives on C S Lewis The Abolition of Man

Contemporary Perspectives on C S  Lewis   The Abolition of Man
Author: Timothy M. Mosteller,Gayne John Anacker
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-02-23
ISBN: 1474296459
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Perspectives on C S Lewis The Abolition of Man Book Excerpt:

Beginning with a clear account of the historical setting for The Abolition of Man and its place within C.S. Lewis' corpus of writing, Contemporary Perspectives on C. S. Lewis' The Abolition of Man: History, Philosophy, Education and Science assesses and appraises Lewis' seminal lectures, providing a thorough analysis of the themes and subjects that are raised. Chapters focus on the major areas of thought including: philosophy, natural law, education, literature, politics, theology, science, biotechnology and the connection between the Ransom Trilogy. Drawing on Lewis' central ideas, they tackle questions such as, is The Abolition of Man hostile to scientific inquiry? Does Lewis provide an adequate rational defense of natural moral law? Do the lectures address the philosophical questions of the 21st century as Lewis sought to provide answers to philosophical questions of the 20th century? Dealing with themes across multiple areas of human inquiry, the authors bring expertise from their respective fields to bear on the core issues raised in Lewis' lectures. The result is an interdisciplinary approach that offers the first comprehensive scholarly treatment of The Abolition of Man, one of the most debated of Lewis' works.

The Language of Popular Science

The Language of Popular Science
Author: Olga A. Pilkington
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2018-12-26
ISBN: 1476672539
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Language of Popular Science Book Excerpt:

If you read (or write) popular science, you might sometimes wonder: how do the authors manage to make subjects that once put you to sleep in science class both so entertaining and approachable? The use of language is key. Based on analyses of popular science bestsellers, this linguistic study shows how expert popularizers use the voices and narratives of scientists to engage readers, demonstrating the power of science and portraying researchers as champions of knowledge. By doing so they often blur the lines between nonfiction and fiction, inviting readers to take part in thought experiments and turn ordinary scientists into omnipotent heroes.

The Strange Order Of Things

The Strange Order Of Things
Author: Antonio Damasio
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-11-04
ISBN: 1472147359
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Strange Order Of Things Book Excerpt:

'Damasio undertakes nothing less than a reconstruction of the natural history of the universe ... [A] brave and honest book' The New York Times Book Review The Strange Order of Things is a pathbreaking investigation into homeostasis, the condition of that regulates human physiology within the range that makes possible not only survival but also the flourishing of life. Antonio Damasio makes clear that we descend biologically, psychologically and even socially from a long lineage that begins with single living cells; that our minds and cultures are linked by an invisible thread to the ways and means of ancient unicellular existence and other primitive life-forms; and that inherent in our very chemistry is a powerful force, a striving toward life maintenance that governs life in all its guises, including the development of genes that help regulate and transmit life. The Strange Order of Things is a landmark reflection that spans the biological and social sciences, offering a new way of understanding the origins of life, feeling and culture.

The Great Transformation

The Great Transformation
Author: Judith Bessant
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN: 1317286294
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Transformation Book Excerpt:

While AI, robots, bio-technologies and digital media are transforming work, culture and social life, there is little understanding of or agreement about the scope and significance of this change. This new interpretation of the ‘great transformation’ uses history and evolutionary theory to highlight the momentous shift in human consciousness taking place. Only by learning from recent crises and rejecting technological determinism will governments and communities re-design social arrangements that ensure we all benefit from the new and emerging technologies. The book documents the transformations underway in financial markets, entertainment, medicine, affecting all aspects of work and social life. It draws on historical sociology and co-evolutionary theory arguing that the radical evolution of human consciousness and social life now underway is comparable to, if not greater than the agrarian revolution (10,000 BCE), the explosion of science, philosophy and religion in the Axial age (600 BCE), and the recent industrial revolution. Turning to recent major socio-economic crisis, and asking what can be learnt from them, the answer is we cannot afford this time around to repeat the failures of elites and theoretical systems like economics to attend appropriately to radical change. We need to think beyond the constraints of determinist and reductionist explanations and embrace the idea of deep freedom. This book will appeal to educators, social scientists, policy-makers, business leaders and students. It concludes with social design principles that can inform deliberative processes and new social arrangements that ensure everyone benefits from the affordances of the new and emerging technologies.

Science Fiction and Futurism

Science Fiction and Futurism
Author: Ace G. Pilkington
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN: 0786498560
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Fiction and Futurism Book Excerpt:

Science and science fiction have become inseparable--with common stories, interconnected thought experiments, and shared language. This reference book lays out that relationship and its all-but-magical terms and ideas. Those who think seriously about the future are changing the world, reshaping how we speak and how we think. This book fully covers the terms that collected, clarified and crystallized the futurists' ideas, sometimes showing them off, sometimes slowing them down, and sometimes propelling them to fame and making them the common currency of our culture. The many entries in this encyclopedic work offer a guided tour of the vast territories occupied by science fiction and futurism. In his Foreword, David Brin says, "Provocative and enticing? Filled with 'huh!' moments and leads to great stories? That describes this volume."

Religious Transhumanism and Its Critics

Religious Transhumanism and Its Critics
Author: Arvin M Gouw,Brian Patrick Green,Ted Peters
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2022-03-16
ISBN: 1498584144
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious Transhumanism and Its Critics Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology Fourth Edition

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology  Fourth Edition
Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 8104
Release: 2017-06-20
ISBN: 1522522565
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology Fourth Edition Book Excerpt:

In recent years, our world has experienced a profound shift and progression in available computing and knowledge sharing innovations. These emerging advancements have developed at a rapid pace, disseminating into and affecting numerous aspects of contemporary society. This has created a pivotal need for an innovative compendium encompassing the latest trends, concepts, and issues surrounding this relevant discipline area. During the past 15 years, the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology has become recognized as one of the landmark sources of the latest knowledge and discoveries in this discipline. The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition is a 10-volume set which includes 705 original and previously unpublished research articles covering a full range of perspectives, applications, and techniques contributed by thousands of experts and researchers from around the globe. This authoritative encyclopedia is an all-encompassing, well-established reference source that is ideally designed to disseminate the most forward-thinking and diverse research findings. With critical perspectives on the impact of information science management and new technologies in modern settings, including but not limited to computer science, education, healthcare, government, engineering, business, and natural and physical sciences, it is a pivotal and relevant source of knowledge that will benefit every professional within the field of information science and technology and is an invaluable addition to every academic and corporate library.

The Oxford Handbook of Cyber Security

The Oxford Handbook of Cyber Security
Author: Paul Cornish
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2021-11-04
ISBN: 0192521012
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Cyber Security Book Excerpt:

Cyber security is concerned with the identification, avoidance, management and mitigation of risk in, or from, cyber space. The risk concerns harm and damage that might occur as the result of everything from individual carelessness, to organised criminality, to industrial and national security espionage and, at the extreme end of the scale, to disabling attacks against a country's critical national infrastructure. However, there is much more to cyber space than vulnerability, risk, and threat. Cyber space security is an issue of strategy, both commercial and technological, and whose breadth spans the international, regional, national, and personal. It is a matter of hazard and vulnerability, as much as an opportunity for social, economic and cultural growth. Consistent with this outlook, The Oxford Handbook of Cyber Security takes a comprehensive and rounded approach to the still evolving topic of cyber security. The structure of the Handbook is intended to demonstrate how the scope of cyber security is beyond threat, vulnerability, and conflict and how it manifests on many levels of human interaction. An understanding of cyber security requires us to think not just in terms of policy and strategy, but also in terms of technology, economy, sociology, criminology, trade, and morality. Accordingly, contributors to the Handbook include experts in cyber security from around the world, offering a wide range of perspectives: former government officials, private sector executives, technologists, political scientists, strategists, lawyers, criminologists, ethicists, security consultants, and policy analysts.

Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Artificial Intelligence Computer Simulation and Human Computer Interaction

Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Artificial Intelligence  Computer Simulation  and Human Computer Interaction
Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1221
Release: 2018-09-28
ISBN: 1522573690
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Artificial Intelligence Computer Simulation and Human Computer Interaction Book Excerpt:

As modern technologies continue to develop and evolve, the ability of users to adapt with new systems becomes a paramount concern. Research into new ways for humans to make use of advanced computers and other such technologies through artificial intelligence and computer simulation is necessary to fully realize the potential of tools in the 21st century. Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Simulation, and Human-Computer Interaction provides emerging research in advanced trends in robotics, AI, simulation, and human-computer interaction. Readers will learn about the positive applications of artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction in various disciples such as business and medicine. This book is a valuable resource for IT professionals, researchers, computer scientists, and researchers invested in assistive technologies, artificial intelligence, robotics, and computer simulation.

War Virtually

War Virtually
Author: Roberto J. González
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0520384768
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War Virtually Book Excerpt:

A critical look at how the US military is weaponizing technology and data for new kinds of warfare--and why we must resist. War Virtually is the story of how scientists, programmers, and engineers are racing to develop data-driven technologies for fighting virtual wars, both at home and abroad. In this landmark book, Roberto J. González gives us a lucid and gripping account of what lies behind the autonomous weapons, robotic systems, predictive modeling software, advanced surveillance programs, and psyops techniques that are transforming the nature of military conflict. González, a cultural anthropologist, takes a critical approach to the techno-utopian view of these advancements and their dubious promise of a less deadly and more efficient warfare. With clear, accessible prose, this book exposes the high-tech underpinnings of contemporary military operations--and the cultural assumptions they're built on. Chapters cover automated battlefield robotics; social scientists' involvement in experimental defense research; the blurred line between political consulting and propaganda in the internet era; and the military's use of big data to craft new counterinsurgency methods based on predicting conflict. González also lays bare the processes by which the Pentagon and US intelligence agencies have quietly joined forces with Big Tech, raising an alarming prospect: that someday Google, Amazon, and other Silicon Valley firms might merge with some of the world's biggest defense contractors. War Virtually takes an unflinching look at an algorithmic future--where new military technologies threaten democratic governance and human survival.

Sovereignty Blockchain 1 0

Sovereignty Blockchain 1 0
Author: Lian Yuming
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2021-05-08
ISBN: 9811607575
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sovereignty Blockchain 1 0 Book Excerpt:

This book presents a general framework analysis of sovereignty in blockchain based on the concept of blockchain technology, and specifically discusses the three theoretical foundations of sovereignty in blockchain: data sovereignty theory, social trust theory, and smart contract theory. It also explores the evolution of laws concerning data and digital rights, how to build trust mechanisms for digital rights transactions, as well as contract signing and the implementation of digital rights transactions.

Robotic Persons

Robotic Persons
Author: Joshua K. Smith
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2021-02-26
ISBN: 1664219730
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robotic Persons Book Excerpt:

Robotic Persons will introduce the evangelical community to the journey of Robotic Futurism and how current and forthcoming AI-driven robots will impact human value and dignity. This book will consider three key areas of robotic development and the existential risks on the horizon for humans in the fields of work, war, and sex. There are risks in the fields of work, because there is a temptation to replace human workers with automation. Current arguments for the benefit of war fighting robots posit that these robots will eliminate war and the risk of war, but there is much more to the story. Arguments for sex and companion robots proffer that they will benefit the fringe community or help those who do not have a relative to care for them, but again there are many ethical and philosophical problems with these arguments. Robotic Persons not only introduces the reader to these issues, but also gives an evangelical response to each. There is presently no evangelical work addressing these critical issues. Robotic Persons will argue that granting legal personhood to qualified robots will further prevent dehumanizing use of robots and protect human dignity and value.

Sovereignty Blockchain 2 0

Sovereignty Blockchain 2 0
Author: Lian Yuming
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-09-05
ISBN: 9811938628
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sovereignty Blockchain 2 0 Book Excerpt:

This book is a continuation and deepening of Sovereign Blockchain 1.0. It mainly includes three views: 1) Blockchain is a super public product based on digital civilization. 2) The Internet is an advanced level of industrial civilization, the core of which is connection; blockchain is an important symbol of digital civilization, the essence of which is reconstruction. 3) Digital currency will trigger a comprehensive change in the economic field, and digital identity will reconstruct the governance model in the social field, thereby changing the order of civilization. This book is not only a popular science book based on blockchain thinking, theory and application research, but also a scholarly work on the technical and philosophical issues of governance and the future. By reading Sovereign Blockchain 2.0, policymakers can quickly understand the basic knowledge and frontier dynamics of science and technology; science and technology workers can grasp the general trend, seize opportunities, face problems and difficulties, aim at the world's science and technology frontier and lead the direction of science and technology development; experts and scholars in law and legal fields can see new ideas, concepts and models of data governance; social science researchers can discover data sociology and data philosophy issues.