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AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking about Intelligent Machines

Stephen Cave, Kanta Dihal, and Sarah Dillon

Abstract

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 prehistory of key concerns of contemporary AI discourse, from the nature of mind and creativity to issues of power and rights, from the tens ... More

Keywords: Artificial intelligence, narratives, history of artificial intelligence, literature and science, science fiction, film, science and technology studies, automata, robots, AI ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198846666
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198846666.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Cave, editor
Executive Director, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge

Kanta Dihal, editor
Research Associate, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge

Sarah Dillon, editor
Lecturer in Literature and Film, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

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