The Most Human Human: what artificial intelligence teaches us about being alive

March 28, 2017
author |
Brian Christian
year published |

book summary from publisher:

Each year, the artificial intelligence community convenes to administer the famous — and famously controversial — Turing test, pitting sophisticated software programs against humans to determine if a computer can “think.”

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 “Most Human Human.”

Brian Christian, a young poet with degrees in computer science and philosophy, 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.