Talking to Robots by David Ewing Duncan audiobook

Talking to Robots: Tales from Our Human-Robot Futures

By David Ewing Duncan
Read by John Lee

Penguin Audio
9.34 Hours 1
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Award-winning journalist David Ewing Duncan considers 24 visions of possible human-robot futures—Incredible scenarios from Teddy Bots to Warrior Bots, and Politician Bots to Sex Bots—Grounded in real technologies and possibilities and inspired by our imagination. What robot and AI systems are being built and imagined right now? What do they say about us, their creators? Will they usher in a fantastic new future, or destroy us? What do some of our greatest thinkers, from physicist Brian Greene and futurist Kevin Kelly to inventor Dean Kamen, geneticist George Church, and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, anticipate about our human-robot future? For even as robots and A.I. intrigue us and make us anxious about the future, our fascination with robots has always been about more than the potential of the technology–it’s also about what robots tell us about being human.

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Award-winning journalist David Ewing Duncan considers 24 visions of possible human-robot futures—Incredible scenarios from Teddy Bots to Warrior Bots, and Politician Bots to Sex Bots—Grounded in real technologies and possibilities and inspired by our imagination. What robot and AI systems are being built and imagined right now? What do they say about us, their creators? Will they usher in a fantastic new future, or destroy us? What do some of our greatest thinkers, from physicist Brian Greene and futurist Kevin Kelly to inventor Dean Kamen, geneticist George Church, and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, anticipate about our human-robot future? For even as robots and A.I. intrigue us and make us anxious about the future, our fascination with robots has always been about more than the potential of the technology–it’s also about what robots tell us about being human.

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Author Bio: David Ewing Duncan

Author Bio: David Ewing Duncan David Ewing Duncan is an award-winning author, best known for his bestselling book, Experimental Man. He is the CEO and curator of Arc Fusion and a health strategist in residence for IDEO. He is a columnist for the Daily Beast and the chief correspondent for NPR Talk's Biotech Nation. David writes for The New York TimesThe AtlanticFortuneWiredNational GeographicDiscover, and Outside, among other publications. He is a former commentator for NPR's Morning Edition, a special correspondent and producer for ABC's Nightline and 20/20, a former producer for the Discovery Channel, and a correspondent for NOVA's ScienceNow. David's work has won numerous awards, including Magazine Story of the Year from AAAS, and has been nominated twice for a National Magazine Award. He serves on a committee for the National Academy of Sciences. David lives in San Francisco, where he is a member of the Grotto, a writers society.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Runtime: 9.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English