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Life 3.0 : being human in the age of artificial intelligence

by Tegmark, Max,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 14 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Non Fiction 006.301 Teg
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills Non Fiction 006.301 Teg
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Non-Fiction Collection Q334.7.T44 2017
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Non Fiction 006.30 Tegm
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 006.301 Teg
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Collection  Non-Fiction
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Northland Public Library Nonfiction 006.301 T23
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Nonfiction 006.3 T26
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Sewickley Public Library Nonfiction 006.3 TEG 2017
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Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 006.3 T
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South Park Library Nonfiction 006.301 TEG
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Technology 303.483 TEG
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Collection  Technology
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Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Nonfiction SCIENCE/NATURE 006.3 TEG 2017
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New York Times Best Seller

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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "What's the most important issue of our time? In the view of MIT physicist Tegmark (Our Mathematical Universe, 2014), it's not nuclear weapons, climate change, terrorism, or pestilence and poverty. It's the possibility of superhuman artificial intelligence (AI). Tegmark's brainstorming survey opens with a sci-fi-like scenario in which a computer intelligence named Prometheus takes over the world. Tegmark then summarizes the opinions of researchers about whether such a thing is possible or desirable. Assuring readers that it could happen, Tegmark sketches 12 conceivable types of superhuman intelligence that might arise, bestowing such names as libertarian utopia, benevolent dictator, and conqueror, the latter an AI that destroys humanity. How to safely control an AI is thus critical to the future, and apparently, this is a common topic of discussion among scientists and tech-industry moguls, given Tegmark's accounts of conferences he has attended or organized. Stretching the superhuman AI idea to intergalactic proportions by envisioning its colonization of the universe, Tegmark enthusiastically lays out concepts of AI, to the delight or disturbance of readers.--Taylor, Gilbert Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "MIT physicist Tegmark explores the pivotal role that artificial intelligence will play in the future of humankind. From chores around the house and what employment will look like to how death might be rethought and even what it will mean to live among the stars, Tegmark considers what self-replicating and self-improving intelligent beings will mean for humans from many angles. Shapiro has a gentle and nonchalant voice that moves effortlessly through technical descriptions of AI technology and its potential upheaval of society. His steady but deliberate narration helps listeners maintain focus and feel comfortable with a variety of topics that Tegmark touches upon, such as how AI works and what it could mean for law enforcement, employment, and political organization. Even as Tegmark veers toward the philosophical, Shapiro keeps listeners attuned. A Knopf hardcover. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Artificial intelligence -- Philosophy.
Artificial intelligence -- Social aspects.
Automation -- Social aspects.
Artificial intelligence -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Automation -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Technological forecasting.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Life three point zero
Language English
Notes "This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso.
Description xii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-347) and index.
ISBN 9781101946596
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