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The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Will Artificial Intelligence Serve Us Or Replace Us? [Kindle Edition]

Louis Del Monte
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The Artificial Intelligence Revolution by Louis A. Del Monte is a warning regarding the threat new artificial intelligence (AI) technology poses to the survival of humankind. Will the future come down to man versus machine, when machines become more intelligent than humans? Will an artificial intelligence robot be your friend or foe?



Scientists are working relentlessly at improving AI technology for the benefit of man. Evolved technology is everywhere—smart TVs, smart phones, and even smart houses. One day the artificial intelligence of these machines will match our own intelligence—and one day it will exceed it. We will have reached the "singularity," a point in time like no other.”



Then what?



Will machines continue to serve us as the balance tips in their favor? These questions are addressed rigorously, their potentialities extrapolated for one reason—the survival of humankind.




  • Are “strong” AI machines (SAMs) a new form of life?

  • Should SAMs have rights?

  • Do SAMs pose a threat to humankind?



Del Monte and other AI experts predict that AI capabilities will develop into SAMs with abilities far beyond what human beings can even fathom. Will they serve us, or will SAMs take an entirely different viewpoint? That question and many more are tackled by Del Monte in this sobering look at the The Artificial Intelligence Revolution.



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"Blending hard science and sci-fi, physicist Del Monte (How to Time Travel, 2013, etc.) warns of the implications of strong artificial intelligence machines (SAMs)...The book's well-structured arguments, glossary and lucid prose make it perfectly suited to laymen...A clearly argued--if sometimes overstated--prophecy about the rise of robots and cyborgs." KIRKUS REVIEW July 3, 2014

From the Author

"By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem" Business Insider interview with Louis A. Del Monte, written by Dylan Love, July 5, 2014

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  • File Size: 667 KB
  • Print Length: 184 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0988171821
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K1PNIR6
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A warning, but one to examine closely May 26, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Del Monte examines the current state of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and extrapolates to the day when machines have thought capacity - not just computing ability, but consciousness - at or beyond humans'. The outlook seems grim. Why, after all, would the automated factories, mining and power generation, and machine intelligences bother to keep us around? Especially when we might present a threat to their existence. We might expect no better treatment at their hands than the smallpox virus received at ours.

It's the job of futurists, technology forecasters, and even SF writers to ask the "what if" questions and to come up with answers, however speculative or tentative. It's also the job of informed readers to examine the reasoning provided and its basis in current fact - and that's where I think other lines of reasoning than Del Monte's might apply. First, there's the notion of a human brain's computing capacity. Reasonable estimates put current supercomputers' capacity within an order of magnitude of a brain's, so raw processing ability might not be the issue it has been. But biological, neural computing differs in many ways from silicon's. Neurons have hundreds or thousands of interconnections but limited processing ability per individual cell. Current supercomputers offer billions of arithmetic operations per second in each of their thousands of processors, but typically have only a dozen or fewer connections between them. Yes, programming can let any unit contact any other, but communication costs dominate actual computation quickly as the mismatch between physical and logical computing structures widens.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By njthree
Format:Paperback
Physicist DelMonte's The Artificial Intelligence Revolution is an intriguing, fact-supported, "must read" for those attuned to the accelerating robotic replacement of human mechanical/mental processes. As important, his in-your-face admonishments serve as a wake-up call for international recognition/action to assure the survival of the human race as we know it. Not surprisingly, this scientific work, like DelMonte's earlier books ("How to Time Travel" and "Unraveling the Universe's Mysteries") is an easy and enjoyable read for the non-scientist.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Alarmist, but a good summary of the issues August 5, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
For those interested in the future of artificial intelligence, this is an easy read that covers most of the basic points made by more famous (and original) thinkers, primarily Kurzweil. It is alarmist in tone, taking as a given that artificial intelligences will 1) become self aware, 2) have values and goals that differ from those of humans, and therefore 3) are likely to decide to exterminate us.

Although I question the validity of each of these premises, I gave this book 4 stars primarily because it is clearly and succinctly written, summarizes a lot of information that would otherwise require some tedious searching to find, and lays out issues that should be thought about now, while there is time to think about what sort of safeguards should be put in place to prevent the dystopian outcomes the author warns us about.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Artificial Intelligence - Friend or Foe? April 22, 2014
Format:Paperback
In his latest offering Louis Del Monte shines the spotlight on Artificial Intelligence. He details the subtle and exponential advancement of technology in recent years and provides a big picture look at what could happen if AI is not controlled.

I think you will find the Artificial Intelligence Revolution more than thought provoking. It's personal; and it may even inspire you to take action. At minimum, the next time you turn on your smart phone or use GPS to find a restaurant you'll wonder who will serve who in the next 50 years.

As usual, Del Monte's writing is straightforward, clear and thorough. It's a good read overall.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now is the Time to Think in IA Terms June 9, 2014
Format:Paperback
The Artificial Intelligence Revolution is my favorite book by Louis A. Del Monte. The concept of IA seems far away until the concepts presented are spelled out like this, making the IA revolution plausible. As a human conscious collective, IA is on our heals, heeding us to be aware and do what we can to raise our voices. First we need to get educated as Del Monte has done well. An interesting book that I will refer to many!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Will Artificial Intelligence Serve Us Or Replace Us? is a well written primer for those who are not familiar with the Singularity and the rapid rise of intelligent technology. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the future of humans. The book has made me more aware of the AI revolution now occurring. Here are some of my observations I made from my real life after reading this informative and understandable book -
On PBS now with Charlie Rose a geneticist is talking about the advances in gene sequencing and how using 3D printing in combination with a gene sequencer and can not only (Reed Hoffman) construct a human heart but construct one especially designed only to fit Charlie Rose and his genes and he also talked about how other scientists are figuring out how the brain works and making great progress of course using new intelligent technology and earlier today on a news program a quadriplegic woman had leaned how to take pictures with the Google glasses only using her mind to take the picture interfacing of course with intelligent technology.

Every day I go to Google translator online to translate my English not only into other languages but to listen to my words with audio translation in other languages. Google translate is amazing if you have never used it you should try. Another example of intelligent technology that has been around for years but getting better.

Today I do not type text messages into my phone to text my children. I talk into my smart phone and it automatically transfers my voice into written text using voice recognition software.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST READ (No, seriously)
It's rare that I list something as a must read, but this fits the bill. I can not rave on or recommend this book highly enough.
Published 8 days ago by DH
5.0 out of 5 stars Great author
Makes you think and wonder what is to happen in the future with technology.
Published 2 months ago by Phoolish
3.0 out of 5 stars Sort of redundant... the read became a ...
Sort of redundant...the read became a task at some points.
Published 3 months ago by Todd Henley
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
That's the future which created by human...
Published 3 months ago by cwTse
4.0 out of 5 stars Have an open mind when readidng this book
The author starts out taking "baby steps" w/AI and computers. At end of each chapter, which are short but detailed, he gives brief summary of the chapter. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mike E.
3.0 out of 5 stars It's a rewarding introduction to a fascinating fact
It's a studied and well researched book, enjoyable to read, but I believe intended for a reader's initial encounter with the subject matter. Read more
Published 4 months ago by B T Allmen
1.0 out of 5 stars poorly argued
Actually not argued at all - just a tirade against AI without making much of a case for why. Sure, he gives reasons, but they are mostly out of fear without any good evidence that... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Regis Bulman
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Look Into the Subject
As an Almost Human fan I was prepared to be a bit put off by this since it has a distinct anti-AI bent to it but I found myself alternately intrigued and horrified by its... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Beth
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More About the Author

Louis A. Del Monte Is Award Winning Physicist, #1 Best Selling Author, CEO, Internet Marketing/Social Media Guru and High Profile Media Personality.

For over thirty years, he was a leader in the development of microelectronics and sensors for IBM and Honeywell. As a Honeywell Executive Director, Del Monte had P&L responsibility for $100 million annual bookings/sales, and directed hundreds of professionals to achieve corporate goals.

His innovations and pioneering work on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) have profoundly affected integrated sensor technology. Samsung and Honeywell currently use a number of Del Monte's patents, fundamental to the fabrication of specific integrated circuits and sensors.

Subsequent to those positions, he formed a high-tech Internet marketing agency (Del Monte Agency) and was an early pioneer in the field of Internet marketing and social media. He is currently CEO of Del Monte & Associates, Inc., Del Monte Agency's parent company.

More recently Del Monte published three bestselling books: Unraveling the Universe's Mysteries (2012), How to Time Travel (2013) and The Artificial Intelligence Revolution, which became Amazon's #1 bestseller on artificial intelligence (2014).

How to Time Travel and The Artificial Intelligence Revolution, have received critical acclaim from Kirkus Reviews:

* "Time travel-its possibilities, potential and primary obstacles-gets a levelheaded review from a physicist in this lucid, optimistic book." (2013)

* "Blending hard science and sci-fi, physicist Del Monte (How to Time Travel, 2013, etc.) warns of the implications of strong artificial intelligence machines... The book's well-structured arguments, glossary and lucid prose make it perfectly suited to laymen." (2014)

Recent media coverage attests to the success of his books.

Articles

* Business Insider "By 2045 The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans, And That Could Be A Problem", Author, Dylan Love, July 5, 2014.
* The Huffington Post, Time Travel to the Future Is Real," Mar. 28, 2013
* The Huffington Post, "Dark Energy Explained -- A New Theory," Mar. 11, 2013

Radio Interviews
* The Tom Barnard Show, KQRS, Minneapolis, July 24, 2014
* Dan Cofall Show, 1900 AM, Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX, July 10 & 17 2014
* The Alan Colmes Radio Show, Fox News Radio, July 9, 2014
* Late Night Counsell, John Counsell, AM580/CFRA, Ottawa, Canada, June 26, 2014
* The Joe Show, Joe Teehan, AM 930 Progressive Talk Radio, Bellevue, WA. June 11, 2014
* From My Mama's Kitchen, Johnny Tan, FMMK Talk Radio, Dallas, TX. June 17, 2014
* Orlando in the Morning , Brian Orlando, WFAS AM, Westchester, NY, May 13, 2014

Social Media

* Twitter (@DelMonteLouis1) - Over 22,500 Followers
* Facebook (www.facebook.com/DelMonte.Louis) - Over 7,500 Likes and a post reach of 30,000 - 50,000 per month
* Google+ (www.plus.google.com/u/0/+LouisDelMonte1/posts) - Over 10,500 Followers and over 1,700,000 Post Views
* Blog (LouisDelMonte.com) - Average 3,000 visitors per month

Del Monte is the recipient of the H. W. Sweatt Award for Scientific/Engineering Achievement and the Lund Award for Human Resource Management Excellence. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and chemistry (Saint Peter's University) and a Master of Science degree in physics (Fordham University).



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