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The Most Human Human

What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive

The Most Human Human by Brian Christian
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Each year, the AI 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.

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group; March 2011
320 pages; ISBN 9780385533072
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Title: The Most Human Human
Author: Brian Christian
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