The Fall of the Human Empire: Memoirs of a Robot

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 17 oct. 2019 - 200 pages
Machines that are smarter than people? A utopian dream of science-fiction novelists and Hollywood screenwriters perhaps, but one which technological progress is turning into reality.

Two trends are coming together: exponential growth in the processing power of supercomputers, and new software which can copy the way neurons in the human brain work and give machines the ability to learn. Smart systems will soon be commonplace in homes, businesses, factories, administrations, hospitals and the armed forces. How autonomous will they be? How free to make decisions? What place will human beings still have in a world controlled by robots? After the atom bomb, is artificial intelligence the second lethal weapon capable of destroying mankind, its inventor?

The Fall of the Human Empire traces the little-known history of artificial intelligence from the standpoint of a robot called Lucy. She – or it? – recounts her adventures and reveals the mysteries of her long journey with humans, and provides a thought-provoking storyline of what developments in A.I. may mean for both humans and robots.
 

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Chapter 1 Dartmouth College 1956 The dream of a few men
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Chapter 2 Dartmouth College 2006 The end of winter
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Chapter 3 2016 The Revelation
21
Chapter 4 2026 The Golden Age
65
Chapter 5 2038 Singularity
83
Epilogue 2040
101
Bibliography
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Charles-Edouard Bouée is the CEO of Roland Berger. Prior to his election in June 2014, he was the COO responsible for Global Operations beginning from July 2013. He joined the firm as Senior Partner in the Paris Office, where he headed the Financial Services and Utility & Energy Competence Centers as well as the firm's private equity activities. Mr. Bouée began his career at Société Générale as an investment banker in Paris and London. Before joining Roland Berger he was Vice President of another leading strategy consulting firm from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Bouée has been involved in projects in Europe, the Middle East, America and Asia working mainly on strategy, mergers and acquisitions and large-scale performance improvement projects.

Mr. Bouée is an economic advisor to the French Government (Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur) in China, and a member of the Shanghai board of the European Chamber of Commerce in China, where he has promoted cooperation among member companies, governments and business communities in both China and Europe. In 2012, he was presented with the Gold Magnolia Award by the Shanghai Municipal Government for his civic leadership and business contributions to Shanghai's development. Mr. Bouée is a frequent guest analyst on financial and news media. He is the author of the book China's Management Revolution: Spirit, Land, Energy.

Mr. Bouée holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, a Master of Science degree from Ecole Centrale Paris and a Master's degree in Law from Paris University.

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