Exegesis Astro Teller

ISBN: 9780140271935

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Exegesis  by  Astro Teller

Exegesis by Astro Teller
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In Exegesis, Astro Teller deals with the issues of emerging machine intelligence without the usual simplifications and moral generalizations. Its the story of an artificial intelligence researcher and her creation, a program named Edgar, whoMoreIn Exegesis, Astro Teller deals with the issues of emerging machine intelligence without the usual simplifications and moral generalizations.

Its 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 Edgars development, which includes the governments desire to capture Edgar and our cultural fear of Frankensteins monster.

Yet, while Exegesis draws upon the Frankenstein mythos, as well as the myth of Pygmalion, this isnt the story of science creating a monster. Instead, its 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 humanitys 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 its 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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