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Life Engineering

Machine Intelligence and Quality of Life

Authors: Osterle, Hubert

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  • Provides a transdisciplinary perspective on the effects of machine intelligence 
  • Showcases the implications of digital disruption on humans, businesses and society
  • Presents the foundations for the emerging discipline of "life engineering"
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Machine Intelligence is changing every aspect of our lives. Internet traffic and sensors in households, cars, and wearables provide data that oligopolistic companies collect and use to extract patterns of human behavior. Further, active digital assistants are taking over more and more of our everyday decisions. Humanity is on the verge of an evolutionary leap and it is time to determine if this development will benefit people’s wellbeing or will just mean the accumulation of capital and power with no regard for quality of life.

This book integrates the perspectives of various disciplines that are striving to establish resilient foundations – computer science, economics and social sciences, political science, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, ethics and religion – in order to clarify a number of positions and, as a result, objectify the discussions. Written by Hubert Osterle, a researcher working at the interface of these disciplines, the book promotes debate on the future of man and machine, on happiness and evolution and on the major changes brought about by digital technology. Last but not least, it is a manifesto calling for a new – integrated – discipline to be founded: life engineering.

About the authors

Hubert Osterle has been full professor of business and information systems engineering at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He founded the Institute of Information Management and initiated the executive MBA program "Business Engineering" at the University of St. Gallen. Osterle was editor-in-chief of Electronic Markets and a member of the editorial board of other journals. In March 2015 Osterle received an honorary doctorate from the Wroclaw University of Economics.

Besides his academic achievements, he founded the consultancy company "The Information Management Group” (1989) and the Business Engineering Institute St. Gallen AG in 2003. In addition, Osterle is founder and a member of the supervisory board of CDQ AG.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Life with Machine Intelligence

    Pages 1-14

    Osterle, Hubert

  • Life Assistance in the Year 2030

    Pages 15-29

    Osterle, Hubert

  • Machine Intelligence in the Year 2030

    Pages 31-39

    Osterle, Hubert

  • Quality of Life

    Pages 41-66

    Osterle, Hubert

  • Evolution with Quality of Life

    Pages 67-89

    Osterle, Hubert

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eBook $19.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-31482-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $27.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-31481-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Life Engineering
Book Subtitle
Machine Intelligence and Quality of Life
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31482-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31482-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-31481-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 157
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