Machines of Loving Grace

Machines of Loving Grace

As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society—on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health—Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John Markoff searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these machines help us, or will they replace us?

In the past decade alone, Google introduced us to driverless cars, Apple debuted a personal assistant that we keep in our pockets, and an Internet… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

Machines of Loving Grace gives you the idea that not only AI developers, but we as a society, most definitely should be thinking about that — and sooner rather than later.

A full discussion of this subject would involve not only interviews with researchers but also conversations with nurses, business people and regulators — only then might we be better equipped to determine whether a new machine can be made humane enough to care for us.

For all his lofty appeal to ethics, Markoff sells contemporary conversations short.

Book Details  

Publisher: Ecco (August 25, 2015)

Language: English

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