Book edited by Russell Blackford and Damien Broderick.
Published by Wiley-Blackwell.
Explores the prospects, promises, and potential dangers of machine intelligence and uploaded minds in a collection of state-of-the-art essays from internationally recognized philosophers, AI researchers, science fiction authors, and theorists.
- Illuminates the nature and ethics of tomorrow’s machine minds—and of the convergence of humans and machines—to consider the pros and cons of a variety of intriguing possibilities.
- Offers current, diverse perspectives on machine intelligence and uploaded minds, emerging topics of tremendous interest.
- Considers classic philosophical puzzles as well as the latest topics debated by scholars.
- Covers a wide range of viewpoints and arguments regarding the prospects of uploading and machine intelligence, including proponents and skeptics, pros and cons.
- Compelling and intellectually sophisticated exploration of the latest thinking on Artificial Intelligence and machine minds.
- Features contributions from an international cast of philosophers, Artificial Intelligence researchers, science fiction authors, and more.
Table of Contents
Introduction I: Machines of Loving Grace (Let’s Hope) — Damien Broderick
Introduction II: Bring on the Machines — Russell Blackford
- How Conscience Apps and Caring Computers will Illuminate and Strengthen Human Morality — James J. Hughes
- Threshold Leaps in Advanced Artificial Intelligence — Michael Anissimov
- Who Knows Anything about Anything about AI? — Stuart Armstrong and Seán ÓhÉigeartaigh
- Nine Ways to Bias Open-Source Artificial General Intelligence Toward Friendliness — Ben Goertzel and Joel Pitt
- Feasible Mind Uploading — Randal A. Koene
- Uploading: A Philosophical Analysis — David J. Chalmers
- Mind Uploading: A Philosophical Counter-Analysis — Massimo Pigliucci
- If You Upload, Will You Survive? — Joseph Corabi and Susan Schneider
- On the Prudential Irrationality of Mind Uploading — Nicholas Agar
- Uploading and Personal Identity — Mark Walker
- Whole Brain Emulation: Invasive vs. Non-Invasive Methods — Naomi Wellington
- The Future of Identity: Implications, Challenges, and Complications of Human/Machine Consciousness — Kathleen Ann Goonan
- Practical Implications of Mind Uploading — Joe Strout
- The Values and Directions of Uploaded Minds — Nicole Olson
- The Enhanced Carnality of Post-Biological Life — Max More
- Qualia Surfing — Richard Loosemore
- Design of Life Expansion and the Human Mind — Natasha Vita-More
- Against Immortality: Why Death is Better than the Alternative — Iain Thomson and James Bodington
- The Pinocchio Syndrome and the Prosthetic Impulse — Victor Grech
- Being Nice to Software Animals and Babies — Anders Sandberg
- What Will It Be Like To Be an Emulation? — Robin Hanson
Afterword — Linda MacDonald Glenn
About the Editors
- Russell Blackford is an Australian philosopher, literary critic, and author, based at the University of Newcastle, NSW. He is editor-in-chief of The Journal of Evolution and Technology, and his books include Freedom of Religion and the Secular State (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014).
- Damien Broderick is an award-winning Australian science and fiction writer, editor and critical theorist. He has written or edited some 60 books, including The Spike (revised, ed. 2002), the first full-length treatment of the technological Singularity, and Year Million (ed. 2008), about the deep future.