A collection of short stories about various aspects of artificial intelligence (AI) as this is presented today by best-selling authors like Ray Kurzweil, Nick Bostrom, Mark Tegmark and others. Tales of Tomorrow takes a critical, and sometimes ironical, look at AI projects like the uploading brains onto computers, the pursuit of immortality, the creation of conscious robots, brain microchips....But this isn’t a book against AI as a whole. Rather, it aims to make us aware…
Addressing the emergence of life from a systems biology perspective, this new edition has undergone extensive revision, reflecting changes in scientific understanding and evolution of thought on the question 'what is life?'. With an emphasis on the philosophical aspects of science, including the epistemic features of modern synthetic biology, and also providing an updated view of the autopoiesis/cognition theory, the book gives an exhaustive treatment of the biophysical properties of vesicles, seen as the beginning…
This collection of essays highlights, in a new, critical fashion, some of the classic questions in life science. These include “what is life?”; “what is death?”; “what is consciousness?”; “why is life cellular?”; and “why are enzymes macromolecules?”. It also explores whether evolution is pre-determined, whether science and spirituality can harmonize with each other, whether artificial intelligence is at odds with the human spirit, and whether, and to what extent, we are genetically determined. In…
Mercoledì, 02 Settembre 2020 14:12

Full list of the Luisi’s books - Science

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Books authored and co-authored by members of the Luisi Lab. Pier Luigi Luisi, Russian translation of The systems view of life Moscow, 2020     Pier Luigi Luisi, Essays on Life Sciences, with Related Science Fiction Stories Cambridge scholars, UK,  2020 This collection of essays highlights, in a new, critical fashion, some of the classic questions in life science. These include "what is life?"; "what is death?"; "what is consciousness?"; "why is life cellular?"; and…
Mercoledì, 29 Luglio 2020 13:12

Full list of the Luisi’s books - Fiction

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Books authored and co-authored by members of the Luisi Lab.   Pier Luigi Luisi, Tales of tomorrow: The brave new world of artificial intelligence 2020 A collection of short stories about various aspects of artificial intelligence (AI) as this is presented today by best-selling authors like Ray Kurzweil, Nick Bostrom, Mark Tegmark and others. Tales of Tomorrow takes a critical, and sometimes ironical, look at AI projects like the uploading brains onto computers, the pursuit of…