Brian Christian (born 1984 in Wilmington, Delaware) is an American author and poet, best known for his book The Most Human Human. He competed as a "confederate" in the 2009 Loebner Prize competition, attempting to seem "more human" than the humans taking the test, and succeeded. He was interviewed by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show on March 8, 2011.
Christian holds a degree from Brown University in computer science and philosophy, and an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington. He is also an alumnus of High Technology High School class of 2002. He is a native of Little Silver, New Jersey.
In 2016, Christian's Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions written with Tom Griffiths, was published by Henry Holt.
- "Mind vs. Machine". The Atlantic. 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
- Official website of Brian Christian
- Christian, Brian (2011). The Most Human Human. New York, N.Y: Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-53306-3.
- Mind vs. Machine, an article by Brian Christian for The Atlantic
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- Christian, Brian (30 April 2011). "Computer says: um, er... | Computers v humans | Technology | The Guardian". London.
- "Brian Christian - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 03/08/11 - Video Clip | Comedy Central". Thedailyshow.com. 2011-03-08. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
- "Official Website of Heliotropes". Langan Films. Retrieved 2010-11-06.
- Van Develde, Elaine. "A bicycle trip that leads to someone else’s home", Atlanticville, January 9, 2004. Accessed April 3, 2011.
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