Each year, the AI community convenes to administer the famous (and famously controversial) Turing test, pitting sophisticated software programs against humans to determine if a computer can â€œthink.â€ The machine that most often fools the judges wins the Most Human Computer Award. But there is also a prize, strange and intriguing, for the â€œMost Human Human.â€Â Brian Christianâ€”a young poet with degrees in computer science and philosophyâ€”was chosen to participate in a recent competition. This playful, profound book is not only a testament to his efforts to be deemed more human than a computer, but also a rollicking exploration of what it means to be human in the first place.
The Most Human Human
Publication Date2012-03-06 00:00:00
PublisherPenguin Random House