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Super-Intelligent Machines


  • Discusses the implications in humans creating a super machine

  • Defines an intelligent machine now and the potential futuristic model

  • Presents multiple arguments against the possibility of machine intelligence

  • Touches upon hot topics, such as artificial neural networks and genetic programming and their relation to human intelligence

  • Discusses the brain, language and consciousness with regard to programming and algorithms


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Götterdämmerung

    1. Bill Hibbard
      Pages 1-4
  3. Humans will Create Super-Intelligent Machines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Bill Hibbard
      Pages 7-13
    3. Bill Hibbard
      Pages 15-25
    4. Bill Hibbard
      Pages 79-98
    5. Bill Hibbard
      Pages 99-109
  4. Super-Intelligent Machines must Love All Humans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Bill Hibbard
      Pages 113-131
    3. Bill Hibbard
      Pages 133-144
    4. Bill Hibbard
      Pages 155-163
    5. Bill Hibbard
      Pages 165-174
    6. Bill Hibbard
      Pages 175-181
  5. Should Humans Become Super-Intelligent Machines?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Bill Hibbard
      Pages 189-191

About this book


Super-Intelligent Machines combines neuroscience and computer science to analyze future intelligent machines. It describes how they will mimic the learning structures of human brains to serve billions of people via the network, and the superior level of consciousness this will give them. Whereas human learning is reinforced by self-interests, this book describes the selfless and compassionate values that must drive machine learning in order to protect human society. Technology will change life much more in the twenty-first century than it has in the twentieth, and Super-Intelligent Machines explains how that can be an advantage.


consciousness control intelligence learning machine learning neuroscience technology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Wisconsin at MadisonMadisonUSA

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