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A History of Imaginative Thinking about Intelligent Machines

Stephen Cave (Redaktør) ; Kanta Dihal (Redaktør) ; Sarah Dillon (Redaktør)

This book is the first to examine the history of imaginative thinking about intelligent machines. As real Artificial Intelligence (AI) begins to touch on all aspects of our lives, this long narrative history shapes how the technology is developed, deployed and regulated. Les mer
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This book is the first to examine the history of imaginative thinking about intelligent machines. As real Artificial Intelligence (AI) begins to touch on all aspects of our lives, this long narrative history shapes how the technology is developed, deployed and regulated. It is therefore a crucial social and ethical issue. Part I of this book provides a historical overview from ancient Greece to the start of modernity. These chapters explore the revealing pre-history
of key concerns of contemporary AI discourse, from the nature of mind and creativity to issues of power and rights, from the tension between fascination and ambivalence to investigations into artificial voices and technophobia. Part II focuses on the twentieth and twenty-first-centuries in which a
greater density of narratives emerge alongside rapid developments in AI technology. These chapters reveal not only how AI narratives have consistently been entangled with the emergence of real robotics and AI, but also how they offer a rich source of insight into how we might live with these revolutionary machines. Through their close textual engagements, these chapters explore the relationship between imaginative narratives and contemporary debates about AI's social, ethical and philosophical
consequences, including questions of dehumanization, automation, anthropomorphisation, cybernetics, cyberpunk, immortality, slavery, and governance. The contributions, from leading humanities and social science scholars, show that narratives about AI offer a crucial epistemic site for exploring
contemporary debates about these powerful new technologies.

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Introduction
Stephen Cave, Kanta Dihal and Sarah Dillon: Imagining AI
PART I - ANTIQUITY TO MODERNITY
1: Genevieve Liveley and Sam Thomas: Homer's Intelligent Machines: AI in Antiquity
2: E. R. Truitt: Demons and Devices: Artificial and Augmented Intelligence before AI
3: Minsoo Kang and Ben Halliburton: The Android of Albertus Magnus: A Legend of Artificial Being
4: Kevin LaGrandeur: Artificial Slaves in the Renaissance and the Dangers of Independent Innovation
5: Julie Park: Making the Machine Speak: Hearing Artificial Voices in the Eighteenth Century
6: Megan Ward: Victorian Fictions of Computational Creativity
7: Paul March-Russell: Machines Like Us? Modernism and the Question of the Robot
PART II - MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY
8: Kanta Dihal: Enslaved Minds: Artificial Intelligence, Slavery, and Revolt
9: Will Slocombe: Machine Visions: Artificial Intelligence, Society, and Control
10: Graham Matthews: "A push-button type of thinking": Automation, Cybernetics, and AI in Mid-century British Literature
11: Beth Singler: Artificial Intelligence and the Parent/Child Narrative
12: Anna McFarlane: AI and Cyberpunk Networks
13: Stephen Cave: AI: Artificial Immortality and Narratives of Mind-Uploading
14: Sarah Dillon and Michael Dillon: Artificial Intelligence and the Sovereign-Governance Game
15: Kate Devlin and Olivia Belton: The Measure of a Woman: Fembots, Fact and Fiction
16: Gabriel Recchia: The Fall and Rise of AI: Investigating AI Narratives with Computational Methods