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Heartificial Intelligence

Nonfiction: Business & Economics / Science / Self-Help
Unabridged   8.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 02/02/2016

Heartificial Intelligence

Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines

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Audio CD ISBN:9781681680323
Digital Download ISBN:9781681680330


As we program machines to be more like humans, how will they know what we value, if we don't know ourselves?

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Product Description

The notion of robots gaining consciousness is beginning to become a reality, but the future of human happiness is dependent on our ability to teach machines what we value the most today. Featuring pragmatic solutions drawing on economics, emerging technologies, and positive psychology, Heartificial Intelligence provides a road map to help readers embrace the present and better define their future. Using fictional vignettes to help readers relate to larger concepts, this book paints a vivid portrait of how our lives might look in either a dystopia of robot dominance or a utopia where we use technology to enhance our natural abilities and evolve into a long-lived, super-intelligent, and caring species.


"[Eric Summerer narrates] with pleasing vocal clarity and astute phrasing. . . . Along with Summerer's understated performance, the author's use of his own experiences and thoughtful observations make his message as touching as it is relevant to our times." —AudioFile

Author Bio

JOHN C. HAVENS is a TEDx speaker and a contributing writer for Mashable, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post. He is the founder of the H(app)athon Project, a nonprofit organization "connecting happiness to action one phone, one heart, and one city at a time" through the use of interactive, sensor-based smartphone surveys. A former EVP for a top-ten global PR firm, he has counseled clients including Gillette, HP, and Merck on technology and social-media, and has been quoted on issues relating to tech, business, and well-being by USA Today, Fast Company, BBC News, Forbes, INC, PR Week, and Advertising Age. Havens was a professional actor in New York City for more than fifteen years, appearing in principal roles on Broadway, on television, and in film.