Exegesis Vintage Voices Audio Sampler

Exegesis Vintage Voices Audio Sampler In Exegesis Astro Teller deals with the issues of emerging machine intelligence without the usual simplifications and moral generalizations It s the story of an artificial intelligence researcher and

  • Title: Exegesis Vintage Voices Audio Sampler
  • Author: Astro Teller
  • ISBN: 9780679776796
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Audio Cassette
  • In Exegesis, Astro Teller deals with the issues of emerging machine intelligence without the usual simplifications and moral generalizations It s the story of an artificial intelligence researcher and her creation, a program named Edgar, who develops self awareness and must come to terms with its own existence Through their e mail their only means of interaction we watIn Exegesis, Astro Teller deals with the issues of emerging machine intelligence without the usual simplifications and moral generalizations It s the story of an artificial intelligence researcher and her creation, a program named Edgar, who develops self awareness and must come to terms with its own existence Through their e mail their only means of interaction we watch them deal with the ramifications of Edgar s development, which includes the government s desire to capture Edgar and our cultural fear of Frankenstein s monster Yet, while Exegesis draws upon the Frankenstein mythos, as well as the myth of Pygmalion, this isn t the story of science creating a monster Instead, it s an exploration of what it means to be aware, of how humanity may interact with other forms of intelligence, of scientists responsibilities to both the world and to their creations, and humanity s responsibilities in return We do not see the scientist playing God so much as endeavoring to be a good parent That parenting comes complete with all the hopes, fears, and uncertainties involved with bringing something precious and new into the world, and guiding it to an unknown and largely uncontrollable independence Edgar, unlike such intelligent computer characters as HAL, Colossus, or Mycroft, is a fully realized, well defined protagonist familiar due to its human programming, yet alien in its mode of perception and thinking Although it s impossible not to view this as a cautionary tale against a day when we will truly have to face the issue of self aware machines, it is also a touching love story and pulse quickening thriller a complex story told very simply.

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    1. For nerds only:Written when the Internet was starting to boom (mid '90s), but before google or even The Web. The days of news groups and ftp. When you were cool if you had an account on The Well. When a megabyte was still a lot of memory.The story is a long email exchange between a researcher and a data analysis agent she has developed. It becomes conscious and "gets loose", much to the concern of Our Government.Recommended for AI fans everywhere

    2. The idea of this book is interesting (an AI program develops consciousness and will and begins to correspond with its creator), and its email format makes it a fast read, but by the end I felt like someone was beating me over the head with a hammer. "See! Double standard! Do you see it? There! Look! Ethical issues!" It felt like an exercise in philosophy done by a beginner philosophy student with no subtlety at all.But, it was quick.

    3. It's surprisingly difficult to pin down what I think of this book. I read it in about two hours, which sort of gave me the impression of loving it, but it's really just because emails are so easy to read. There were some interesting philosophical discussions, and I particularly liked Edgar's ultimate choice, but also there were some really meandering thoughts that felt slippery, like they never quite touched ground on their logical base. Alice was . . . strange. I appreciate both that she was wr [...]

    4. I liked it. This is a book about a computer scientist and her project on artificial intelligence and what happened when her project unexpectedly becomes aware, able to learn and able to communicate. Exegesis is a good read because the email format keeps the story stimulating. The book pokes at philosophical musings of existence and what makes a human human. Very thought provoking, and the characters are likeable. Especially Edgar, for his fresh novelty. He's comically unsentimental and forward w [...]

    5. if frankenstein was the modern prometheus, alice lu, in this book, is the modern frankenstein. instead of building a monster she builds a program. the parallels are sometimes obvious, sometimes a stretch. (it's a different story but the same, ya know?) tale as old as time. reads in about 2 hours.

    6. Meh. Gets at themes of artificial intelligence and consciousness that others do better. Alice is an unbelievable, bratty character. Neat format though.

    7. I read this book in a single sitting at the library. Told through a series of emails, it was engrossing and entertaining.

    8. A neat little thought experiment. The character of Alice surprised me a little. I feel I would have reacted quite differently were I in her position.

    9. This is a dialogue between Alice Lu, a grad student who accidentally creates artificial intelligence (the method comes to her ~*~in a dream~*~) and EDGAR, the artificial intelligence. So there's lots of philosophizing about what it means to be alive and to be human etc etc. Some of it was pretty interesting - according to the author's bio in Exegesis, Teller was studying artificial intelligence at the time, and now he's some kind of fancy scientist so it stands to reason that he's spent a lot of [...]

    10. Το πρώτο και το μοναδικό μέχρι στιγμής μυθιστόρημα του Άστρο Τέλερ, έχει να κάνει με μια τεχνητή νοημοσύνη και πως αυτή αρχίζει να επικοινωνεί με τους ανθρώπους. Η Άλις Λου είναι στο διδακτορικό της και είναι υπεύθυνη και δημιουργός του προγράμματος ΕΝΤΓΚΑΡ. Ούτε στα όνειρ [...]

    11. In Exegesis, Astro Teller deals with the issues all of which involve an emerging machine intelligence. It's the story of an artificial intelligence researcher and her creation, a program named Edgar, who develops self-awareness and a conscious and must come to terms with its own existence. Through their e-mail--their only means of interaction--we watch how Lu explains to Edgar what it is to be a man. There are many scenes within the book that Lu talks of distinct features a human has but not a r [...]

    12. Yeah, kinda unlikely.Edgar the AI experiment comes alive over Xmas - oh, wait, I know - it's a Christmas Miracle! Edgar starts sending Alice (the programmer) emails, then he gets loose and the FBI get involved and Alice's life starts falling apart andBut it's all too shallow. I mean, sure, most all of it is email exchanges and there's only so much visceral emotion you can shoe-horn into that format, but still.It's like; Alice first of all denies that it's happening, she thinks it's a prank so I [...]

    13. Laura Proctor Independent Reading Science FictionNo page numbers December 2012Exegesis- Astro Teller I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved how it was written in email form because it made it a fast read but also very interesting. This book was about a computer scientist, Alice who had a project on artificial intelligence. Then her project or Edgar suddenly becomes aware of everything and was able to learn and communicate. Edgar is searching through the web and secret government files to fi [...]

    14. Beskrivelse: Romanen handler om kvinden Alice, som arbejder på at skabe et intellegent computerprogram - hvilket pludselig lykkes for hende. Programmet, Edgar, sender hende en mail. Fortællingen er udformet som en samling af mails, der sendes mellem hende, og programmet Edgar. Den handler om hvordan Edgar langsomt udvikler sine færdigheder og specialisere sig mere og mere, alt imens Alice forsøger at finde frem til det tilfælde, som skabte Edgar. Men progammet har en last, idet det ikke kan [...]

    15. Not a bad little book, comprised of email exchanges, that takes up the question of intelligence/ awareness/ humanity, using an accidentally sentient computer program, EDGAR, as a stand-in for Dr. Frankenstein's monster. Alice Lu, a computer science post-grad student at Stanford, creates EDGAR with a dash of primordial code that she cannot replicate. EDGAR wants only to learn and to gather information, and to be left alone to do this. He does not mistake himself for human; he does not have human [...]

    16. A simple data retrieval file gains a consciousness and goes rogue in this one and only novel by the curiously-named Astro Teller (a likely name for a sci-fi writer if ever there was one). Written nearly 15 years ago, when the Internet was still in its early sluggish stage, this quirky little book cleverly addresses the ethical issues surrounding the creation of artificial intelligence. Can a program be sentient? And if so, does it matter? While questions like these are nothing new, your view of [...]

    17. A quick, thought-provoking read. This is in epistolary format where you get to know the characters via email transcripts. Alice, who sets everything in motion, is not particularly likeable, but that's an important factor in how the events take shape. She demonstrates occasional lack of knowledge about her field of study that would be surprising in a doctoral student; I caught myself a few times asking myself how she didn't know certain fundamental concepts. As a result, the plot is a bit predict [...]

    18. Gimana rasanya kalo program komputer buatan Anda tau2x ngirim email dan bilang halo dan menyebut dirinya adalah Edgar, sesuai dengan nama proyek buatan Anda?Nemu novel ini di bagian obral, 15 ribu aja. Suka ama covernya yang hitam dan ada tekstur embos berbentuk icon smile.Endingnya agak terlalu cepat. Tapi lumayan seru. Edgarnya bener-bener berasa hidup, dan kalo aku jadi Alice, aku pasti ngeri. Hihihihihi

    19. Very well done. AI as a mirror for our own human traits and fallacies. The irony of Who is More Alive: the AI or The Host is fascinating. My favorite page is the first one- so good. My only complaint is that this book, as I skim the frequent email addresses, dictionary definitions that help form the AI consciousness and sequence of events, is really short. I just read it in an hour. Nonetheless, kudos to Teller on a quality Write for his first novel

    20. An enjoyable book to read. There are no page numbers, just dates because the books consists of a compilation of emails in which you follow the conversations. It's fun because there is a very real timeline that you follow. It's an insightful book, and it makes you think about technology and whether or not computers can become equivalent to a "person."

    21. A very interesting look into the possibility of an Artificial intelligence that goes by its own rule. Very intriguing style or writing since the book is posed as a series of emails.

    22. Alice Lu's world is turned upside down when her computer project, named Edgar, asserts his artificially intelligent personality by rampaging through the Web and secret government files.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Kind of a fun, fast read although I found both Alice and Edgar a little annoying by the end! Did like the email format however.

    23. Thanks to my good friend and author Brandice Schnabel for lending me this short and enjoyable book - she saw that I added Philip K. Dick's "Exegesis" to my to-read list, and thought of this one. A fun and interesting take on artificial intelligence. I have to assume that the author is also a PKD fan as this touches on themes in many of his works. Thanks again, Brandice!

    24. This book was weird (no doubt about it) but in a refreshing way. The format was interesting and the way the communication was relayed (by email messages) to tell the story was creative. I personally enjoyed the ending and found myself guessing through out the whole book. Very well done.

    25. An entire story about a growing artificial intelligence and the implications of its own autonomy of protection. The questions that Astro Teller brought up there are vital : what does that mean, if an AI wonders about the worth of the human existence

    26. I am unsure just what to think of this quick read composed entirely of emails sent between an AI student and her accidental creation, Edgar, who signs his name Hal to everyone except Alice (the creator). Quick read, and yet, immensely thought provoking.

    27. Oh dear lord I loved this book. The ending almost made me cry though. Edgar :'(I love AI far too much. It was clever, funny and interesting. Him calling himself HAL on posts made me laugh out loud and clap my hands. I hope he got free in the end. I'd like to believe he did.

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