What Makes Us Human



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Iain S. Thomas

Jasmine Wang

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Hardcover with dust jacket
232 Pages

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An Artificial Intelligence Answers Life’s Biggest Questions

A groundbreaking endeavor that explores human spirituality using the evolving technology of artificial intelligence.

Why are we here? What does it mean to love? How do we overcome suffering? Why do

we feel so alone? Is happiness truly possible?

For thousands of years, humanity has turned to the same sacred texts to explore these
universal questions—from the Bible and the Tao Te Ching, to the poetry of Rumi and
Sappho, to modern-day mystics. What if you could take all of the wisdom contained
within these collective pages and, using the world’s most advanced artificial

intelligence, receive the answers?

Thanks to OpenAI, a nonprofit research lab cofounded by Elon Musk and other tech
luminaries, this is now possible. OpenAI’s mission is to ensure that artificial intelligence
serves the betterment of humanity.
What Makes Us Human? offers an innovative exploration of AI’s potential in this realm.
To create this first-of-its-kind book, international bestselling poet Iain S. Thomas and
prodigious researcher and innovator Jasmine Wang collaborated with OpenAI’s GPT-3,
an advanced artificial intelligence. Wang and Thomas prompted GPT-3 with thousands
of humanity’s greatest texts, and then asked GPT-3 our most pressing questions.
Contained in this book are the conversations and exchanges that followed.
A bold, daring experiment, What Makes Us Human? is a contemporary exploration of spirituality that will inspire a new understanding of what makes us humans, humans.

Iain S. Thomas

Iain S. Thomas is a writer and new media artist. He is the author of several books, the most popular of which is I Wrote This For You. Originally an online verse and photography project widely considered to be at the forefront of popular contemporary poetry, it has gone on to become a worldwide phenomenon. When he’s not writing, drawing or working, he spends time with his family in the outdoors in Cape Town, South Africa.

Jasmine Wang

Jasmine Wang is a writer, technologist, and researcher. She’s served with the Partnership on AI, OpenAI, the Future of Humanity Institute, Montreal Institute of Learning Algorithms, Microsoft Research, Lyft, and Square. In a past life, Jasmine also started and sold a company. Her work has been supported by the Fulbright Foundation, the Thiel Fellowship, Emergent Ventures, and Mozilla. She also advises founders trying to do something different, especially those from under-represented groups. This book is best viewed on desktop. Head to /now for her newest chapter. She can be reached at me at jasminew dot me.
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