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The Most Human Human by Brian Christian
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Jul 06, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: language, maths, leisure, philosophical, non-fic, science

This is the most interesting book I've read since Godel, Escher, Bach, although it's shorter and written on a much more general level

The basic premise is that the author is trying to win the "most human human" award at the Turing test. So he researches the ways in which humans are different from computers and ways humans communicate that computers would have trouble with.

It delves into a broad range of topics relating to linguistics, AI, and philosophy... basically cognitive science.

I guess my one complaint is the way the notes are arranged in the back... I wish there was just a Bibliography I could look at because then my "further reading" would be easier to compile.

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