The Most Human Human


The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive (2011) by Brian Christian


Contents

0. Prologue 1

1. Introduction: The Most Human Human 3

2. Authenticating 16

3. The Migratory Soul 38

4. Site-Specificity vs. Pure Technique 74

5. Getting Out of Book 99

6. The Anti-Expert 132

7. Barging In 150

8. The World’s Worst Deponent 174

9. Not Staying Intact 196

10. High Surprisal 219

11. Conclusion: The Most Human Human 260

12. Epilogue: The Unsung Beauty of the

Glassware Cabinet 267

Acknowledgments 273

Notes 277