Neuroscience & Psychology

Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your Mind

A guide to AI’s thorniest implications that asks: How shall we navigate our brave new world?


Published (US):
Apr 13, 2021
Published (UK):
May 18, 2021
5.5 x 8.5 in.
9 b/w illus.
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We are at a monumental turning point in human history. AI is taking intelligence in new directions. The strongest human competitors in chess, go, and Jeopardy! have been beaten by AIs, and AI is getting more sophisticated by the day. Further, AI research is going inside the human brain itself, attempting to augment human minds. It may even create greater-than-human-level intelligence, leading to a new generation of artificial minds—Minds 2.0. Susan Schneider, a philosopher, argues that these undertakings must not be attempted without a richer understanding of the nature of the mind. An insufficient grasp of the underlying philosophical issues could undermine the use of AI and brain enhancement technology, bringing about the demise or suffering of conscious beings. Examining the philosophical questions lying beneath the algorithms, Schneider takes on AI’s thorniest implications.

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Awards and Recognition

  • One of Forbes' Must-Read Brain Books of 2019
  • Finalist for the PROSE Award in Philosophy, Association of American Publishers