Heart of the Machine by Richard Yonck audiobook

Heart of the Machine: Our Future in a World of Artificial Emotional Intelligence

By Richard Yonck
Read by Robertson Dean

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665270663

  • ISBN: 9781665270656

  • ISBN: 9781665270670

Runtime: 10.32 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Imagine a robotic stuffed animal that can read and respond to a child's emotional state or a commercial that can change based on a customer's facial expression. Heart of the Machine explores the next giant step in the relationship between humans and technology: the ability of computers to recognize, respond to, and even replicate emotions. Computers have long been integral to our lives, and their advances continue at an exponential rate. Many believe that artificial intelligence equal or superior to human intelligence will happen in the not-too-distance future. Futurist Richard Yonck argues that emotion, the first, most basic, and most natural form of communication, is at the heart of how we will soon work with and use computers.

Instilling emotions into computers is the next leap in our centuries-old obsession with creating machines that replicate humans. But for every benefit this progress may bring to our lives, there is a possible pitfall. Emotion recognition could lead to advanced surveillance, and the same technology that can manipulate our feelings could become a method of mass control. Heart of the Machine is an exploration of the new and inevitable ways in which mankind and technology will interact.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A fascinating, and sometimes disturbing, look at a rapidly approaching future where smart machines understand and manipulate our emotions-and ultimately bond with us in ways that blur the line between ourselves and our technology. Martin Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Robots

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Author

Author Bio: Richard Yonck

Author Bio: Richard Yonck

Richard Yonck is a futurist, author, and speaker with Intelligent Future Consulting based in Seattle. An award-winning author on developing trends and technologies, he has written features and cover stories for numerous publications and websites, and is the computing and artificial intelligence contributing editor for the long-running Futurist magazine. He has been published in Scientific American, World Future Review, Fast Company, Wired, Psychology Today, H+ magazine, American Cinematographer, Mensa Bulletin, and the Seattle Times. He lives in Seattle.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Runtime: 10.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English