Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
How will artificial intelligence 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.
Elon Musk has called it a compelling guide to the challenges and choices in our quest for a great future of life on Earth and beyond, while Stephen Hawking and Ray Kurzweil have referred to it as an introduction and guide to the most important conversation of our time. “It” is Max Tegmark’s new book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.
Max Tegmark sat down to talk with technology journalist Andy O’Donoghue in Lisbon at the Web Summit in November, 2017. They talked about the book, AI, the disconnect between politics and Tech and AI, and Andy asked Max are we the generation who are likely to witness the end of art, culture and even revolution as society is sanitised, by super-intelligence.
Physicist, MIT; Researcher, Precision Cosmology; Scientific Director, Foundational Questions Institute; President, Future of Life Institute; Author, Life 3.0
MAX TEGMARK, a Swedish-American cosmologist, is a professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the scientific director of the Foundational Questions Institute and the president of the Future of Life Institute. His research is focused on precision cosmology.
He is the author of Our Mathematical Universe and Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.