Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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Penguin Books Limited, Aug 29, 2017 - Technology & Engineering - 384 pages
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'This is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark's thought-provoking book will help you join it' Stephen Hawking


AI is the future - but what will that future look like? Will superhuman intelligence be our slave, or become our god?

Taking us to the heart of the latest thinking about AI, Max Tegmark, the MIT professor whose work has helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial, separates myths from reality, utopias from dystopias, to explore the next phase of our existence.

How can we grow our prosperity through automation, without leaving people lacking income or purpose? How can we ensure that future AI systems do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will AI help life flourish as never before, or will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, and even, perhaps, replace us altogether?

'This is a rich and visionary book and everyone should read it' The Times

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Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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MIT physicist Tegmark explores the pivotal role that artificial intelligence will play in the future of humankind. From chores around the house and what employment will look like to how death might be ... Read full review

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This is a book everyone should read. If possible it should be translated into even the least of dialects so that all humanity contemplates this matter. Thank you Mr Max Tegmark.

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About the author (2017)

Max Tegmark is a professor of physics at MIT and president of the Future of Life Institute. He is the author of Our Mathematical Universe, and he has featured in dozens of science documentaries. His passion for ideas, adventure, and an inspiring future is infectious.

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