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The Most Human Human by Brian Christian
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Aug 22, 2011

really liked it
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Using his participation in the annual Turing Test competition as a platform, the author touches on several topics ranging from philosophy to data processing in order to get at what it really means to communicate like a human, and how that separates us from computers (or in some ways, makes us eerily similar).

This book is like most other layperson's guide to X field in that there is probably some hand-waving of detail as well as fanciful speculation, but it is a good read. The author brings up some very interesting ideas and does it in an accessible way. I guarantee that after reading this, you will strive harder for meaningful conversation, if only to be not mistaken for a bot online.

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