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Author Duncan, David Ewing, author.

Title Talking to robots : tales from our human-robot futures / David Ewing Duncan.

Publication Info. New York : Dutton, Penguin Random House, [2019]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  629.8924 DUN    Available
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Description [320] pages ; 23 cm
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Contents Teddy bear bot -- The robot that stole my job -- Sex (intimacy) bot -- Wearable bot -- Facebook bot -- Doctor bot -- Hello robot driver -- Warrior bot -- Beer bot -- It's not about the robot bot -- Politician bot -- Brain optimization bot -- Amazon bot -- Journalism bot -- Mars (Daemon) bot -- Risk-free bot -- Coffee delivery bot -- Thriller bot -- Memory bot -- Matrix bot -- Homo digitalis/homo syntheticis -- Tourist (evolution) bot -- God bot -- Immortal me bot.
Summary What robot and AI systems are being built and imagined right now? What do they say about us, their creators? Will they usher in a fantastic new future, or destroy us? What do some of our greatest thinkers, from physicist Brian Greene and futurist Kevin Kelly to inventor Dean Kamen, geneticist George Church, and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, anticipate about our human-robot future? For even as robots and A.I. intrigue us and make us anxious about the future, our fascination with robots has always been about more than the potential of the technology - it's also about what robots tell us about being human.
Subject Robotics -- Human factors.
Human-robot interaction.
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