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Surviving AI: The promise and peril of artificial intelligence Paperback – July 29, 2015
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About the Author
Best-selling author Calum Chace writes fiction and non-fiction books about artificial intelligence. He is a regular speaker on AI and related technologies and runs a blog on the subject at www.pandoras-brain.com.
Prior to becoming a full-time writer and speaker, Calum had a 30-year career in business, as a marketer, strategy consultant and CEO. He maintains his interest in business by serving as chairman and coach for growing companies.
Calum studied philosophy at Oxford University, where he discovered that the science fiction he had been reading since boyhood was actually philosophy in fancy dress.
He lives in London and Sussex with his partner, a director of a design school, and their son.
- Publisher : Three Cs (July 29, 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 303 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0993211623
- ISBN-13 : 978-0993211621
- Item Weight : 15.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.76 x 9 inches
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#1,689,768 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #57,589 in Computers & Technology (Books)
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By Amazon Customer on February 27, 2020
Sobering look into the challenge facing the human race in trying to control the "demon we have summoned". It's disconcerting that the timeline for the arrival of superintelligence and its consequences are not clear at this point
The internet is a vast pool of knowledge from which a super intelligence will absorb knowledge, and likewise we need the inputs and efforts of the billions of us in helping create a friendly AI. We owe that to our successors.
Also, this was a free book on Kindle Unlimited. Don't listen to anyone who says that the quality of books on Kindle Unlimited is sub par. If you can spare the 10$ every month, it is a worthwhile investment :)
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If I had read this book first I may well have given it 5 stars, but by comparing it to Life 3.0 I feel I must lower the rating based purely on the depth of content. Having said that I did find it a well writen and engaging book which gives a concise overview of possible AI futures, although I would have liked to have seen more coverage of present day AI and its applications.
Anyway, the book is good: an easy-to-follow introduction to the possibilities and challenges that AI, and in particular AGI, throws up.
It's definitely only a starting point on AI though. Max Tegmark's Life 3.0 was the book I read after. Nick Bostrom's Superintelligence will probably be the next book I read on the subject.