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

Author(s): Jeannette Winterson

Anthologies, Essays & Journals | Coming Up

*A 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK IN THE GUARDIAN, FINANCIAL TIMES AND EVENING STANDARD* Twelve bytes. 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 Sunday Times-bestselling author Jeanette Winterson. In this original, deeply researched and lively new book, Jeanette Winterson traces the history of the AI revolution. She talks to some of the boldest and most imaginative thinkers in the field and looks to religion, myth and literature to help us understand the radical changes to the way we live and love that are just around the corner. When we create non-human 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 and attachment look like with a non-biological life form? And what happens to the gender binary? What will happen when our destiny is not contained by physical bodies, and our destination is not planet Earth? With wit, compassion and curiosity, Winterson tackles AI's most urgent talking points, and asks readers to consider their role in imagining a more just and equal future.


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General Fields

  • : 9781787332478
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Penguin Australia
  • : August 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jeannette Winterson
  • : Paperback
  • : 006.3
  • : 272