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Author: John Brockman Narrator: Brett Barry, Barry Brett, Lisa Larsen Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9780062432933
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Weighing in from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, today’s most forward-thinking minds explore the rise of “machines that think.”

Stephen Hawking recently made headlines by noting, “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” Others, conversely, have trumpeted a new age of “superintelligence” in which smart devices will exponentially extend human capacities. No longer just a matter of science-fiction fantasy (2001, Blade Runner, The Terminator, Her, etc.), it is time to seriously consider the reality of intelligent technology, many forms of which are already being integrated into our daily lives. In that spirit, John Brockman, publisher of Edge. org (“the world’s smartest website” – The Guardian), asked the world’s most influential scientists, philosophers, and artists one of today’s most consequential questions: What do you think about machines that think?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Once again, cultural wizard John Brockman has stirred up the intellectual waters with a provocative question, designed to tease the best out of intellectuals…Excellent.”

    New Scientist

  • “An immeasurably stimulating read…exploring the intersection of science, philosophy, technology, ethics, and psychology to unravel some of the most important questions worth asking.”

    Brain Pickings.org

  • “Another stimulating read from Brockman and company.”

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  • “A satisfying experience for readers looking for thoughtful answers to big questions.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Brett Barry and Lisa Larsen split up the narration, with each reading works by authors of their respective genders. Overall, their narrations are solid, and it’s enjoyable to listen to the many unique responses. When they switch back and forth, one feels the anticipation of yet another new idea. Together, they provide solid deliveries and nuance to the often complex thoughts of the authors.”

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About the Author

Author John Brockman

John Brockman, editor of many books, including The Next Fifty Years, is also the author of By the Late John Brockman, The Third Culture, and Digerati: Encounters with the Cyber Elite. He is the founder and CEO of Brockman Inc., a literary and software agency, and the publisher and editor of the website Edge. He lives in New York City.

About the Narrators

Brett Barry graduated from Syracuse University’s television, radio, and film program and worked as an associate documentary producer for several years before moving into a career in voiceovers. In 2002, he signed with a voice-over agent in New York and began working in this field full-time. Brett’s training includes improvisational acting at Manhattan’s HB Studio, study of the Linklater voice techniques, and private coaching with some of the industry’s top voice performers. His voice can be heard on over 100 audiobooks. He and his wife Rebecca live in New York and run Silver Hollow Audio, an independent audio production studio.

Lisa Larsen is a Los Angeles based voiceover actor who specializes in audiobook narration. She has narrated audiobooks across a wide range of genres, including inspirational stories, thrillers, and young adult paranormals and also lent her voice to radio spots and a variety of training and marketing videos for companies like Mazda and Nexgrill.