Science Fact & Fiction: What is Human?
science fact

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Scientists and engineers are constantly pushing the boundaries of what humans can accomplish. This includes creating artificial life. Today, the questions about artificial life revolve around not whether we can, nor even whether we should, but on how we can imbue artificial intelligence with the same values that we humans possess so that we don’t destroy each other.

How to Create a Mind by Ray Kurzweil Machines of Loving Grace by John Markoff Life 3.0  by Max Tegmark
Our Final Invention by James Barnat The Master Algorithm by Pedro Domingos Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom

science fiction

As technology becomes more advanced, humans speculate on what the future looks like. While we don’t yet have personal jetpacks, we do have computers that are programmed to mimic human behavior. At what point robots and computer programs stop being machines and become truly sentient is a question that science fiction authors have tried to find answers for. Whether crossing that line is ultimately a good or bad thing only time will tell...

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip Dick I, Robot by Isaac Asimov Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson
Daemon by Daniel Suarez 2001 a Space Odyssey by Arthur Clark Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel