12 Bytes: How We Got Here. Where We Might Go Next

October 22, 2021|
12 Bytes: How We Got Here. Where We Might Go Next by Jeanette Winterson
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Twelve eye-opening, mind-expanding, funny and provocative essays on the implications of artificial intelligence for the way we live and the way we love from New York Times bestselling author Jeanette Winterson

"Talky, smart, anarchic and quite sexy," said Dwight Garner in theNew York Times about Jeanette Winterson's latest novel,Frankissstein, which perfectly describes too this new collection of essays on the same subject of AI. 

In12 Bytes, theNew York Times bestselling author ofWhy Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? Jeanette Winterson, draws on her years of thinking and reading about artificial intelligence in all its bewildering manifestations. In her brilliant, laser focused, uniquely pointed and witty style of story-telling, Winterson looks to history, religion, myth, literature, the politics of race and gender, and computer science, to help us understand the radical changes to the way we live and love that are happening now.

When we create non-biological life-forms, will we do so in our image? Or will we accept the once-in-a-species opportunity to remake ourselves in their image? What do love, caring, sex, and attachment look like when humans form connections with non-human helpers, teachers, sex-workers, and companions? And what will happen to our deep-rooted assumptions about gender? Will the physical body that is our home soon be enhanced by biological and neural implants, keeping us fitter, younger, and connected? Is it time to join Elon Musk and leave Planet Earth?

With wit, compassion and curiosity, Winterson tackles AI's most fascinating talking points, from the algorithms that data-dossier your whole life to the weirdness of backing up your brain.

Born in Manchester, England,Jeanette Winterson is the author of more than twenty books, including the national bestsellerWhy Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, The Passion,andFrankisssstein. She has won many prizes including the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the E....
Title:12 Bytes: How We Got Here. Where We Might Go Next
Product dimensions:8.39 X 5.81 X 1.13 in
Shipping dimensions:8.39 X 5.81 X 1.13 in
Published:October 22, 2021
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780802159250

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