Author: Max Tegmark, MIT Professor
The rise of artificial intelligence is changing the world and has the potential to transform our future. This tech phenomenon raises the age-old question about how to tackle the change and not ignore its impact on people and their lives. Professor Tegmark covers these topics from various angles, including the impact of AI on people, behavior, expectations, laws, jobs, weapons and, finally, the roles people play in our society. Starting in the present, his book takes readers to not only the near future but also 10,000 years from now, generating ideas and potential dialogs around what we need to do now in order to improve our future and not allow technology and AI to destroy the universe.
“Often when we think about technology and outsourcing our thinking is steeped to the past or current times. Outsourcing in this new world will have a totally different approach to solving business problems. It will no longer be about human resources only. But at the same time, if we don’t focus on the impact of AI and technology on service delivery, we may be doing humankind a disservice. I recommend this book as a must-read for everyone engaged in looking at the future and how business profiles are and will be changing – not just in the next decade but well beyond. ” – Jag Dalal, COP, Chief Advisor, Thought Leadership IAOP
“All of us – not only scientists, industrialists and generals – should ask ourselves what can we do now to improve the chances of reaping the benefits of future AI and avoiding the risks. This is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark’s thought-provoking book will help you join it.” – Professor Stephen Hawking, Director of Research, Cambridge Centre for Theoretical Cosmology
Life 3.0 deals with related topics in a manner that builds from current to future. Chapters are: