Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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AI is the future of science, technology, and business – and there is no person better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark. What has AI brought us? Where will it lead us? The story of AI is the story of intelligence – of life processes as they evolve from bacteria (1.0) to humans (2.0), where life processes define their own software, to technology (3.0), where life processes design both their hardware and software. It raises questions that we all need to address: What jobs should be automated? How should our legal systems handle autonomous systems? How likely is the emergence of suprahuman intelligence? These are the issues at the heart of this book and its unique perspective, which seeks a ground apart from techno-skepticism and digital utopia.

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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

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER. DAILY TELEGRAPH AND THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR
SELECTED AS ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2018

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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Weight 0.281 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.2 cm
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Paperback

Pages

xii, 364

Language

English

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006.3 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K