The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive
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Each year, the AI community convenes to administer the famous (and famously controversial) Turing test, pitting sophisticated software programs against humans to determine if a computer can "think." The machine that most often fools the judges wins the Most Human Computer Award. But there is also a prize, strange and intriguing, for the "Most Human Human." Brian Christian—a young poet with degrees in computer science and philosophy—was chosen to participate in a recent competition. This playful, profound book is not only a testament to his efforts to be deemed more human than a computer, but also a rollicking exploration of what it means to be human in the first place.

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Brian Christian. (2011). The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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