What does the future hold for the human race? It’s inevitable that the progress of AI technology will impact every area of our lives, whether it’s healthcare, finance, or politics. In Max Tegmark’s thoughts-provoking book, he unravels a lot of these possibilities and refers to several researches that can give us a glimpse of what’s waiting for us. He challenges our perspective of humanity, freedom and justice; and he shows us how our choices can help us not only survive, but thrive during the upcoming revolution.
“Tegmark’s smart, freewheeling discussion leads to fascinating speculations on AI-based civilizations spanning galaxies and eons—and knotty questions.” – Publisher weekly
“Prophesies have a dreadful record, but they are also endlessly fascinating. Readers may balk now and then—Tegmark’s solutions to inevitable mass unemployment are a stretch—but most will find the narrative irresistible.” – Kirkus
“Tegmark never shies away from an issue due to its complexity. Regardless of one’s field of study or profession, he forces the reader to consider how AI may impact one’s life and what preparation is required.” – Yale Scientific
In the economy of a few years from now, what will people do better than computers? Technology is rapidly invading fields that it once could not touch, driving cars better than humans do, predicting Supreme Court decisions better than legal experts, packing boxes, identifying faces, scurrying around hospitals delivering medications, all
Most people living normal lives are unaware of what’s coming – how extreme changes and trends may disrupt every aspect of our world and lives. Most people are not prepared for the drastic changes on the horizon that will change work, business, health, or population. They have not run the scenarios,
In The Second Machine Age MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee—two thinkers at the forefront of their field—reveal the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our economy. As the full impact of digital technologies is felt, we will realize immense bounty in the form of dazzling personal technology, advanced infrastructure, and
If we can create a more harmonious human society characterized by cooperation toward shared goals; this will improve the chances of the AI revolution ending well.
Where would you draw the line between justice and privacy? And wherever you draw it, will it gradually move toward reduced privacy to compensate for fake evidence?
What we need now from governments isn’t an oversight, but an insight: technically capable people in government positions who can monitor AI’s progress and steer it if warranted down the road.
During the Industrial Revolution, we started to replace our muscles with machines, and people shifted into better-paying jobs where they used their minds more. Now we’re gradually figuring out how to replace our minds by machines. If we ultimately succeed in this, what jobs will be left for us?