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Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Max Tegmark


9780241237199

Allen Lane


Mathematics & Sciences;
Philosophy of science;
Impact of science & technology on society;
Popular science;
Artificial intelligence


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400 pages

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What has A.I. brought us? Where will it lead us?

The story of A.I. 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 A.I. is transforming work, laws, and weapons, as well as the dark side of computing: hacking and viral sabotage. 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? Is it possible to control suprahuman intelligence? How do we ensure that the uses of A.I. 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.

By:   Max Tegmark
Imprint:   Allen Lane
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 241mm,  Width: 163mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   636g
ISBN:   9780241237199
ISBN 10:   024123719X
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   September 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Max Tegmark is author or co-author of more than 200 technical papers, twelve of which have been cited more than 500 times. He has featured in dozens of science documentaries, and his work with the SDSS collaboration on galaxy clustering shared the first prize in Science magazine's Breakthrough of the Year: 2003. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a physics professor at MIT.


Max seeks to facilitate a much wider conversation about what kind of future we, as a species, would want to create. Though the topics he covers - AI, cosmology, values, even the nature of conscious experience - can be fairly challenging, he presents them in an unintimidating manner that invites the reader to form her own opinions. -- Nick Bostrom, Founder of Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute, author of Superintelligence The unprecedented power unleashed by artificial intelligence means the next decade could be humanity's best - or worst. Max has written the most insightful and just plain fun exploration of AI's implications that I've ever read. If you haven't been exposed to Max's joyful mind yet, you're in for a huge treat. -- Erik Brynjolfsson, Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and co-author of The Second Machine Age Max's new book is a deeply thoughtful guide to the most important conversation of our time, about how to create a benevolent future civilization as we merge our biological thinking with an even greater intelligence of our own creation. -- Ray Kurzweil, Inventor, Author and Futurist, author of The Singularity is Near and How to Create a Mind This is a compelling guide to the challenges and choices in our quest for a great future of life, intelligence and consciousness - on Earth and beyond. -- Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors Being an eminent physicist and the leader of the Future of Life Institute has given Max Tegmark a unique vantage point from which to give the reader an inside scoop on the most important issue of our time, in a way that is approachable without being dumbed down. -- Jaan Tallinn, co-founder of Skype This is an exhilarating book that will change the way we think about AI, intelligence, and the future of humanity. -- Bart Selman, Professor of Computer Science, Cornell University

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