Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

by Tegmark, Max (Author)

ISBN: 9781101970317

A profound examination and reflection on the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it has the potential to radically transform our future, affecting crime, war, justice, jobs, society, and our very sense of being human.

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. We know that AI is transforming work, laws, and weapons, as well as the dark side of computing (hacking and viral sabotage), raising 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? Is it possible to control suprahuman intelligence? How do we ensure that the uses of AI remain beneficial? 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.

Format: Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Vintage, July 2018

Product Dimensions: 9.3 L × 6.1 W × 0 H

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