Beyond Artificial Intelligence

The Disappearing Human-Machine Divide

  • Jan Romportl
  • Eva Zackova
  • Jozef Kelemen

Part of the Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics book series (TIEI, volume 9)

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About this book


This book is an edited collection of chapters based on the papers presented at the conference “Beyond AI: Artificial Dreams” held in Pilsen in November 2012. The aim of the conference was to question deep-rooted ideas of artificial intelligence and cast critical reflection on methods standing at its foundations. 

Artificial Dreams epitomize our controversial quest for non-biological intelligence, and therefore the contributors of this book tried to fully exploit such a controversy in their respective chapters, which resulted in an interdisciplinary dialogue between experts from engineering, natural sciences and humanities.


While pursuing the Artificial Dreams, it has become clear that it is still more and more difficult to draw a clear divide between human and machine. And therefore this book tries to portrait such an image of what lies beyond artificial intelligence: we can see the disappearing human-machine divide, a very important phenomenon of nowadays technological society, the phenomenon which is often uncritically praised, or hypocritically condemned. And so this phenomenon found its place in the subtitle of the whole volume as well as in the title of the chapter of Kevin Warwick, one of the keynote speakers at “Beyond AI: Artificial Dreams”.




Artificial Dreams Artificial Intelligences Beyond AI Beyond AI: Artificial Dreams Computational Intelligence Human-Machine Divide

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Romportl
    • 1
  • Eva Zackova
    • 2
  • Jozef Kelemen
    • 3
  1. 1.New Technologies Research Centre & Department of CyberneticsUniversity of West BohemiaPlzenCzech Republic
  2. 2.New Technologies Research CentreUniversity of West BohemiaPlzenCzech Republic
  3. 3.Institute of Computer ScienceSilesian UniversityOpavaCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09667-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09668-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-9411
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-942X
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