What Makes Us Human
An Artificial Intelligence Answers Life's Biggest Questions
by Iain S. Thomas; Jasmine Wang; GPT-3
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Pub Date 01 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2022
A groundbreaking endeavor to explore human spirituality through the evolving technology of artificial intelligence
Why are we here? What does it mean to love? How do we overcome suffering? Is happiness truly possible?
For thousands of years, we have turned to the same beloved texts to explore these universal questions—from the Bible and the Tao Te Ching, to the poetry of Rumi and Sappho, to the words of modern-day mystics.
What if you could take all of the wisdom contained in these collective pages and, using the world’s most advanced artificial intelligence, receive the answers?
To create What Makes Us Human?, internationally bestselling poet Iain S. Thomas and globally recognized prodigious researcher and innovator Jasmine Wang prompted the world’s most advanced AI, GPT-3, with a wealth of humanity’s most cherished works. Then they asked GPT-3 our most pressing questions about life.
Contained in this book are the conversations and exchanges that followed.
A bold and daring experiment, What Makes Us Human? is a contemporary exploration of spirituality that will inspire you, move you, and give you a new understanding of what makes us humans, humans.
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Average rating from 4 members
Even though I am a pretty slow reader, I was able to finish this book in a little under a week. Despite that, I thought this was a pretty intriguing concept, and as someone who enjoys reading books on a wide variety of topics related to the cosmos, including questions such as "what is the meaning of life?," t his was a pretty entertaining book to read.
This book was provided to me through Net Galley, and as a result, I read it on my mobile device. I also bookmarked many of the quotes from the book so that I can refer to them whenever I am engaged in serious thinking and require an answer. I mean, if I had to choose, I'd put my faith in a robot rather than a human any day.
English & Español Review 💌
Well, this book was unlike anything I've ever read, and the preview of the book promised it was going to be interesting and it was.
Many of the answers to the questions are things that you know deep down and many of the others I was very surprised at the way those answers were formulated.
I think that there is where the secret of the book is, just taking it for what it is and being fascinated by each of its parts, the simple and the complex ones.
I loved it 💗
I highly recommend it, for the reasons I said before that it makes it a good and interesting book.
Bien, este libro fue distinto a cualquier cosa que haya leído, ya la preview del libro prometía que iba a ser interesante y se verdad lo fue.
Muchas de las respuestas a las preguntas, son cosas que uno mismo sabe en el fondo y muchas de las otras me sorprendieron un montón la forma en la que esas respuestas fueron formuladas.
Creo que ahí está el secreto del libro en si, tomarlo como lo que es y dejarse fascinar por cada una de sus partes, las simples y las complejas.
Lo recomiendo un montón, por las razones que dije antes que lo hace un buen libro e interesante.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It has a wise voice that supersedes all religious rules/ideas beyond unknown cultures/beliefs based on discrimination and lines on a map - this voice spoke with kindness, gentleness and love.
GPT-3: generative pre-trained transformer has access to every idea, experience, or sentiment ever written down and recorded by human hands.
When posed with human questions, gpt-3 responds with the knowledge of a loving parent, patient, but yet encouraging thinking.
It is not a book to be rushed through, but one that should sit on a bed-side table and given the time to ponder and discuss. This would be a great gift for anyone who is on an inward search for peace with the life they have been handed.
The book talks about acceptance, practice, learning and contribution. And as a human, the ability to hope and the courage to live with our choices.
I highly recommend this book.
Thanks to #NetGalley #SoundsTrue for an early copy of this book. Opinions are my own.
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