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  • Writer's pictureSarah-Jayne Gratton

A Cautionary Tale: Why You Need to Read "Playing God With Artificial Intelligence"

Imagine a world where machines don't just follow commands but think, reason, and make decisions autonomously. Sounds like the stuff of science fiction, right? Well, it’s not as far-fetched as you might think.



Enter "Playing God With Artificial Intelligence," our new book that demystifies the complexities of AI and brings us closer to understanding this technological marvel.


Since the early 20th century, artificial intelligence has been a favourite subject in science fiction. Writers and filmmakers have conjured up fantastical worlds where AI is either a benevolent helper or a malevolent overlord.


Today, the boundary between fiction and reality is blurring. However, amidst the excitement, there's a lot of confusion and misinformation. That’s where "Playing God With Artificial Intelligence" comes in.


The book is your guide to cutting through the hype and understanding what AI truly is—and what it isn't.

In it Dean and I delve into the misconceptions that have led to a whirlwind of hysteria around AI. By presenting a clear and realistic picture, we aim to enlighten readers about the actual capabilities and limitations of AI.


It's not just another technical manual or dry academic tome but an engaging and thought-provoking exploration designed for anyone with a keen interest in artificial intelligence.



One of the most intriguing aspects of the book is our discussion on creating an intelligent agent that can think and reason independentl through what I coin Sapient-Computational Intelligence (SCI)'.


We're talking about plagiarising nature to create a digital mind with the ability to understand, learn, and apply knowledge—essentially, a being with 'free will' having, not only sapience, but understanding and consciousness, which when combined create 'Qualia'.


Our book doesn't shy away from controversial topics, and we bodly explore the ethical and moral responsibilities that come with such advancements.


To make sense of our hypothesis, we introduce Zavier, a hypothetical intelligent agent who could potentially becoe a saviour for humanity.


What sets "Playing God With Artificial Intelligence" apart is its comprehensive approach. It isn't just about the technicalities; it delves into the philosophical underpinnings of AI. The book explores various philosophies to support the development of an ethical, intelligent agent. It's a holistic examination that challenges readers to think deeply about the future of AI and its impact on our world.



Whether you're an industry analyst, academic, developer, data scientist, or simply a curious mind, this book has something for you. It’s an essential read if you want to stay ahead of the curve and understand the real potential of AI.


So, why should you get your hands on "Playing God With Artificial Intelligence"?


Because it’s not just a book; it's a journey into the future. It offers a unique blend of technical insight, ethical consideration, and philosophical exploration, all wrapped up in an engaging narrative.


Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of this enlightening adventure.


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