The Nexus between Artificial Intelligence and Economics

A.J.W. van de Gevel, C.N. Noussair

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Abstract

This book is organized as follows. Section 2 introduces the notion of the Singularity, a stage in development in which technological progress and economic growth increase at a near-infinite rate. Section 3 describes what artificial intelligence is and how it has been applied. Section 4 considers artificial happiness and the likelihood that artificial intelligence might increase human happiness. Section 5 discusses some prominent related concepts and issues. Section 6 describes the use of artificial agents in economic modeling, and section 7 considers some ways in which economic analysis can offer some hints about what the advent of artificial intelligence might bring. Chapter 8 presents some thoughts about the current state of AI and its future prospects.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
PublisherEconomics
Number of pages93
Volume2012-087
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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NameCentER Discussion Paper
Volume2012-087

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    van de Gevel, A. J. W., & Noussair, C. N. (2012). The Nexus between Artificial Intelligence and Economics. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2012-087). Economics.