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The handover : how we gave control of our lives to corporations, states, and AIs  Cover Image Book Book

The handover : how we gave control of our lives to corporations, states, and AIs / David Runciman.

Runciman, David, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631496943
  • ISBN: 1631496948
  • Physical Description: 328 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
First published in Great Britain in 2023 by Profile Books Ltd.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-309) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction. States, corporations, robots -- Superagents -- Groupthink -- A matter of life and death -- Tribes, churches, empires -- The great transformation -- You didn't build that -- Beyond the State -- Who works for whom? -- Conclusion. The second singularity.
Summary, etc.:
An eminent political thinker uses our history with states and corporations--"artificial agents" to which we have granted immense power--to predict how AI will remake society.
Subject: Agent (Philosophy)
Corporations > Social aspects.
State, The > Social aspects.
Politics, Practical.
Artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence > Social aspects.
Technology and civilization > Forecasting.

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Kent Memorial Library - Suffield NEW 303.483 R (Text) 32518156093174 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 12/18/2023


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