What is AI ?
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What is AI ?

And what is its relation to consciousness and life?

About the Book

This eBook about AI represents a wandering through science, humanity and philosophy in order to provide a deeper understanding about a number of terms that we frequently use without knowing exactly what it is. What is intelligence, consciousness and life exactly? What is AI and do we really need it and for what purpose? The answers given here are of course not supposed to end all discussion about it, but they hopefully inspire the reader to think about this topic, lay grounds for discussion on the subject and help the reader to find an own clear opinion.

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    • Machine Learning
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About the Author

Reik Oberrath
Reik Oberrath

Geboren / Born in 1969

Nationalität: Deutsch / Citizenship: German

Promotion in Biologie / PhD in Biology 2000

Seit dem Softwareentwickler und Berater / Software Developer and Consultant until now

Seit 2014 Hobby Leanpub-Autor / Since 2014 Hobby Leanpub Author

Bisher Veröffentlicht / Published until now: 5 E-Books

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1. Intelligence and Purpose
    • 1.1 A Cycle Of Abstract Terms (COAT)
    • 1.2 How does the COAT relate to life?
    • 1.3 Understanding purpose
  • 2. Intelligence and Consciousness
    • 2.1 Consciousness in a middle-rated sense
    • 2.2 Consciousness in a narrow sense
    • 2.3 Degrees of Consciousness
  • 3. AI and Artificial Consciousness
    • 3.1 Strong and Weak AI and artificial consciousness (AC)
    • 3.2 Warm and Cold Consciousness
    • 3.3 What is AI good for?
    • 3.4 What are the problems with AI?
  • 4. AI and Life
    • 4.1 What is Artificial Life?
    • 4.2 Is a strong AI or a warm AC alive?
  • 5. Man vs Machine
    • 5.1 Why is this comparison helpful?
    • 5.2 Why is this comparison needless?
    • 5.3 Human expertise and superiority of AI
  • 6. Final Thoughts
    • 6.1 A look onto limits
    • 6.2 A proposal for modesty
    • 6.3 The joy of mysteries
  • Notes

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