Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

· Penguin UK
4.4
64 reviews
Ebook
384
Pages

About this ebook

'This is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark's thought-provoking book will help you join it' Stephen Hawking

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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
4.4
64 reviews
Apollo Tin
October 2, 2017
Deep concepts written in comprehensible language. Be a part of the conscious universe, read the book!
24 people found this review helpful
João Santos
August 25, 2019
Professor Max Tegmark is an amazing guy who I'd love to meet. Max is an interesting and provocative thinker in the artificial intelligence arena. However, I found this book a bit vague. Expected a book more technical and less focused on his personal and professional career.
15 people found this review helpful
DJ Mr Ben Waters
November 15, 2018
One of the most important books of our time! This book is an intelligent (and compelling) road map to where AI and ourselves are headed in the coming years. If you don't read this book, please don't blame those who HAVE when you get lost in the future 😉
11 people found this review helpful

About the author

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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