Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

ISBN: 9781101970317
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In this authoritative and eye-opening book, Max Tegmark describes and illuminates the recent, path-breaking advances in Artificial Intelligence and how it is poised to overtake human intelligence. How will AI affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology--and there's nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who's helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial. How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today's kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing humans on the job market and perhaps altogether? Will AI help life flourish like never before or give us more power than we can handle? What sort of future do you want? This book empowers you to join what may be the most important conversation of our time. It doesn't shy away from the full range of viewpoints or from the most controversial issues--from superintelligence to meaning, consciousness and the ultimate physical limits on life in the cosmos.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Mhd Saprisal Sabarudin
An Interesting Read

The book was neatly organized and gave good summaries about each chapter. The author did a good job in guiding the reader through the technological landscape and the images were well embedded into the text.

If you are into this theme and always wanted to get a rough overview, I would recommend this book.

Lussi Abraham

The first chapter of Tegmark’s new book is called “Welcome to the most important conversation of our time,” and that’s exactly what this book is. Before diving into the book, a few words about why this conversation is so important and why Tegmark is a central agent helping make it happen and, through the book, the perfect guide.

Tiong Yong Keu
Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

The future of intelligent life considered in an entirely humanistic paradigm. The meaning of the universe? None unless there's an intelligent being - either human or created by humans. No possibility of religious meaning is entertained here. So this book is completely divorced from thousands of years of human culture and understanding. The AI that we end up creating is going to outstrip not just the speed of human thought (that already happened) but the flexibility and imagination of human thought by recursive self-modification. Its claim on the biosphere will likely displace human claims on the same resources. The implications for the future of humanity both startling and horrific. Since it will outstrip human intelligence any limitation placed on its goals is unlikely to apply for long. And since rival military powers likely wish assistance of recursive intelligence to assist their programs, any optimism on the author's part appears misplaced. Assuming of course that humans are alone in the universe without God to oversee future events. This possibility isn't considered.