【英語島讀書會】I, Robot

I, Robot
作者:Isaac Asimov
出版社:Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc.
電影中譯片名:機械公敵

▎科幻小說作家Isaac Asimov 1942年完成作品《I, Robot》,藉由多個短篇故事講述機器人發展對人類可能的威脅,2004改編成電影《機械公敵》。
▎作者在書中提出的「機器人三定律」深刻影響了後世科幻小說,其中觀點到了人工智慧發展漸盛的今日,仍深具參考價值。
▎作者兼具文學與科學深厚造詣,無論你是讀者、作者、或是科學家,這都是非常值得一讀的經典作品。

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文章難度: ★★★★★

【英語島讀書會】I, Robot
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In his 1942 collection of short stories I, Robot, the famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov laid the groundwork for many of our modern concerns and ideas about artificial intelligence and what it could be (perhaps even what it is becoming now). Within this book's stories he laid out his Three Laws of Robotics (sometimes called "The Three Laws" or "Asimov's Laws”), demonstrating ethical concerns at the core of any improvement in what is the now commonplace field of machine learning.

著名的科幻小說作家Isaac Asimov在1942年出版了科幻經典《I, Robot》,這本由眾多短篇故事匯集而成的經典,為現代對於未來的顧慮與想像奠定了基礎,許多當時的想像在今日甚至已成事實。作者在書中提出了他著名的「機器人三定律」(又稱「三定律」或「艾西莫夫定律」),並呈現對於「機器學習」的道德顧慮。

Asimov's prose is readable, approachable, and engaging, and his quality of thought shows much influence from his background with hard sciences and literature -- this is the man that coined the term "robotics" without a second thought, thinking himself to be using an already existent word.
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