As director of the AI, Mind and Society Group at the University of Connecticut and NASA/Baruch Blumberg Chair at the Library of Congress, Susan Schneider has been on the forefront of research that promises to change human intelligence in radically new ways. In this thorough examination of what AI can and cannot achieve, Schneider considers questions such as whether robots can really be conscious and if the mind is only a program. Behind these matters, however, lie the larger ones of what exactly consciousness, self, and mind are; not just philosophical concerns, these will soon be the tools designers use to reshape the human mind.
Schneider appears with Flynn Coleman, author of A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Who We Are.
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About the Author
Susan Schneider is the NASA/Baruch Blumberg Chair at the Library of Congress and the director of the AI, Mind and Society Group at the University of Connecticut. Her work has been featured by the New York Times, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Fox TV, History Channel, and more. Her two-year NASA project explored superintelligent AI. Previously, she was at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton devising tests for AI consciousness. Her books include The Language of Thought, The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness, and Science Fiction and Philosophy.