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Opinions Throughout History: Robotics & Artificial Intelligence

Often considered a modern development, the effort to build robots extends to prehistory. This volume explores automatons, computing, mechanical engineering, automation in the Industrial Revolution, digital technology, the search for artificial intelligence, and technological singularity—a hypothetical future point when technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization. We are not there yet, but we do have computers doing our bidding (i.e., Alexa and Roomba), drones replacing the FedEx driver, and supermarket robots warning you of danger in aisle 4. Public opinion on AI is wide ranging, especially in regard to the challenges it presents to personal and corporate privacy, keeping it legal, and making ethical decisions.

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Pub. Date: October 2020
Hardcover: 400 pages
ISBN: 978-1-64265-481-3
Price: $195
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e-ISBN: 978-1-64265-482-0
eBook User Price: $244