[[ Reading ]] ➸ Pandoras Brain Author Calum Chace – Ivogue.co.uk

Pandoras Brain Around Half The Scientists Researching Artificial Intelligence AI Think That A Conscious AI At Or Beyond Human Level Will Be Created By 2050 If They Are Right, The Consequence Could Be An Intelligence Explosion, In Which The Artificial Intelligence Rapidly And Enormously Exceeds Human Cognitive Ability.Pandora S Brain Is A Techno Thriller By Best Selling Writer Calum Chace It Uses The Issues Raised By The Coming Machine Intelligence Explosion As A Platform For A Fast Paced And Thought Provoking Adventure Story.Set In The Very Near Future, It Features Matt, A Shy But Engaging And Resourceful Student Who Discovers That His Recently Deceased Father Was Involved In Research That Could Enable The Construction Of The World S First Conscious Machine.Matt S Enquiries Lead To Him Being Kidnapped, As He Is Caught In The Crossfire Between Two Groups Pursuing That Goal One Led By An Internet Billionaire, And Another Backed By The US Military Matt Has To Do Than Simply Survive He Has To Harness These Powerful Forces To His Own Ends At Stake Is His Own Life And Those Of His Family And Friends.A Dramatic Seaborne Rescue Operation, A Series Of Brutal Murders And Other Filmic Action Scenes Follow In The Course Of His Adventures, Matt Discovers That The Potential Upside Of Creating Machine Intelligence Includes Immortality, And Godlike Powers Of Understanding And Being But The Potential Downside Is Immediate Extinction, Or Worse As He Is Drawn Deeper Into His Adventure, He Becomes Both The Symbol And The Victim Of A Global Struggle Over The Approach To Be Taken Towards This Powerful New Technology A Landmark Decision At A Meeting Of The UN General Assembly Forces Matt To Make A Fateful Decision Which Sparks The Story S Final Twist.A Book That Will Appeal To Fans Of Michael Crichton Also Suitable For Young Adult Readers.


10 thoughts on “Pandoras Brain

  1. says:

    I got this free for an honest review I m sorry to say it s not a good one It s a 9 hour audio book I made it a bit over 4 hours before I couldn t take it anyThere was very little about AI, just a poorly written thriller The characters are flat, the situations simplistic, the plot trite when it wasn t ridiculous Th...


  2. says:

    I have the audible version, but will review the book here as well s a huge science fiction fan, I was curious as to how this topic AI, and the possible dangers of consciousness of artificial intelligence could be done in a new way since it is a topic that has featured in many science fiction stories I was pleasantly surprised This is an extremely thoughtful book with an interesting blend of philosophy and science, and it made me think, wonder, worry It seemed well balanced between scie I have the audible version, but will review the book here as well s a huge science fiction fan, I was curious as to how this topic AI, and the possible dangers of consciousness of artificial intelligence could be done in a new way since it is a topic that has featured in many science fiction stories I was pleasantly surprised This is an extremely thoughtful book with an interesting blend of philosophy and science, and it made me think, wonder, worry It seemed well balanced between scientific explanation and plot, and never read like a text book Though the science wasn t watered down or overly simplified, it was accessible to the lay reader to the non expert It was also thoughtful in terms of questions like what is consciousness, what are we facing in our quest for artificial intelligence, why are we see...


  3. says:

    Full disclosure I received the audiobook for Pandora s Brain for free from audiobookblast dot com in exchange for an honest review I was recently listening to a Market Foolery podcast and they were talking about having an easy act to follow with regard to an incoming CEO at a large company As I began to read Pandora s Brain, I had just finished reading the Three Body Problem, a wonderful, epic work that I enjoyedthan almost any book I have ever read And while Pandora s Brain doesn t Full disclosure I received the audiobook for Pandora s Brain for free from audiobookblast dot com in exchange for an honest review I was recently listening to a Market Foolery podcast and they were talking about having an easy act to follow with regard to an incoming CEO at a large company As I began to read Pandora s Brain, I had just finished reading the Three Body Problem, a wonderful, epic work that I enjoyedthan almost any book I have ever read And while Pandora s Brain doesn t rise to the level of Three Body, it is an excellent, thought provoking work that I highly recommend I first heard the author of Pandora s Brain, Calum Chace while listening to the Singularity Podcast episode 164 if you are interested and become very interested in Chace s thoughts about the future of AI This book, while fiction and with the prerequisite action scenes, is really about big ideas It is well written and you will learn a lot while reading or listening to ...


  4. says:

    Is our world a real, created world or it is merely a simulation Are we being watched by a God who created us or by an entity who simulated us Are we real Or, are we really nothing at all I wasn t sure what to expect when I started this book and it didn t make a great impression when I first began reading it I don t know how much it had to do with the book or that I had just finished a book I hated to see end Sometimes the book after a really great read doesn t fair so well even if it hap Is our world a real, created world or it is merely a simulation Are we being watched by a God who created us or by an entity who simulated us Are we real Or, are we really nothing at all I wasn t sure what to expect when I started th...


  5. says:

    I am fascinated by the subject, near term general artificial intelligence And perhaps this novel is a good introduction for some people I also liked the part where view spoiler Matt becomes a conscious upload and st...


  6. says:

    Excelente plot The ending was unexpected and a bit disappointing


  7. says:

    You got so much in this book it could be two Wet dream for all futurology lovers AI, trans humanism, simulation.


  8. says:

    Great story and narration There was an editing error in chapter 24 and Ivan s accent was a little off, but those complaints are insignificant This was truly an awesome story I d love to see this author narrator combo doon A.I.


  9. says:

    Very good ideas on the development of AI and its issues in the public acceptance


  10. says:

    I give this a 5 for the last third of the book but a 3 for the first two thirds Conceptually it was very interesting.However the style was a bit textbook in that events only happened at the start so that the last half of the book could be written.Almost like it was written in reverse.The author is obviously very smart but at times I felt him coming through a little too much in the characters and the words they would use Overall it was pretty thought provoking and played out what would happen i I give this a 5 for t...


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