Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive
The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive (Paperback)
£9.99
£7.99
Despatched in 2 business days.
£9.99
Click & Collect
In stock in 1 or more stores.
Order now for Free delivery in the UK for orders over £10 or choose Express Delivery to receive in 2 business days.
More on delivery...

Synopsis

"The Most Human Human" by Brian Christian is a mind-blowing piece of reportage that will appeal to readers of Jon Ronson's "The Psychopath Test", and an inspiring riposte to John Gray's classic "Straw Dogs" - a book that will change your whole understanding of what being human actually means...AI is on the brink of a new dawn. And so are we...Telling the difference between humans and computers used to be easy. But artificial intelligence is now so advanced that it is capable of behaving, and even thinking, in ways that have long been considered exclusive to humankind. The time has come to rethink what being human actually means...In "The Most Human Human" Brian Christian meets the world's leading artificial intelligences, finds out what they're capable of - and what makes us unique. The result is a funny, shocking, inspiring, deeply humane and intelligent book that reaches into every aspect of our lives. "Tremendously entertaining". ("Metro"). "Excellent ...a fascinating explanation of what it means to be human". ("Financial Times"). "Remarkable. A philosophical joyride. The day that a machine creates work of such wit and originality, we should all be very worried". ("The Times"). "An epic tour of philosophical, linguistic and scientific discovery. We stop off in places as far-flung as existential anxiety, predictive text and Gary Kasparov's defeat by Deep Blue". ("Time Out"). "Lively, thought-stirring, entertaining, invaluable ...compelling insights". (John Gray, "New Statesman"). At the age of twenty-six, Brian Christian has lectured at the LSE, Royal Academy, Bristol Festival of Ideas, Microsoft and Google, been interviewed on "The Daily Show", BBC and in the "Paris Review", profiled in the "Guardian", featured in "The New York Times", the "New Yorker" and on the front cover of "Atlantic", and has made numerous appearances at universities and in online videos speaking on his subject. He holds a dual degree from Brown University in computer science and philosophy, and an MFA in poetry.

At 26 years old, Brian Christian is not only a universally lauded author, but has lectured at the LSE, Royal Academy, Microsoft and Google, been interviewed on The Daily Show, BBC and Paris Review, profiled in the Guardian Magazine, New York Times, the New Yorker, and on the front cover of Atlantic, and has made countless appearances at universities and in online videos, speaking on his subject. He holds a dual degree from Brown University in computer science and philosophy, and an MFA in poetry. Unsurprisingly, this is his first book, but the first of many...

More books by Brian Christian

Leave Review

Delivery

Please note for the New & Used Marketplace different terms and conditions apply.

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location1st BookEach additional bookAverage Delivery Time
UK Second ClassAvailable free for orders over £10* or £2.50Available free for orders over £10* or £1.003-7 Days
UK First Class£4.50£1.001-2 Days
UK Courier£7.00£1.001-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier£17.00£3.002-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail£5.00£1.504-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier£20.00£3.002-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail£7.00£3.004-14 Days
Rest of World Courier£22.50£3.003-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail£8.00£3.007-21 Days

* Available free for orders over £10 = When offered a delivery preference choose 'For Cheapest Postage' for our freepost in the UK offer. This is not available on the 'For Faster Delivery' option.

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Graph Databases: New Opportunities ...
(Paperback)
Ian Robinson; Jim Webber; Emil Eifrem
 
 
£26.50
 
Ensuring Digital Accessibility ...
(Paperback)
Jonathan Lazar; Daniel Goldstein; ...
 
£36.99
£33.29
10%
Interactive Data Visualization:...
(Hardback)
Matthew O. Ward; Georges G. ...
 
 
£63.99
 
Enjoying Machines
(Hardback)
Barry Brown; Oskar Juhlin
 
£22.95
£19.51
15%
Latest Blog
Setting a scene
07/07/2015

Tasha Kavanagh, author of psychological thriller Things We Have in Common, explains how her previous work as a film editor on productions such as 12 Monkeys and The Talented Mr Ripley taught her some valuable lessons in developing scenes in her fiction.

#wherebooksgo
01/07/2015

The experience of reading a book in the country where it was set was a surprisingly immersive experience for writer Sunny Singh. So when she published her own novel, Hotel Arcadia, this year, she encouraged her readers to send her pictures of the book in the place where they had read it, with gratifying consequences.

How a book chose me
23/06/2015

Robert A Caro's astounding 1974 Pulitzer Prize-winner The Power Broker has finally been made available in the UK. Will Hammond, the editor who acquired UK rights, explains why it's a book he just had to publish.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd