01/26 2019

Life 3.0 Max Tegmark

Being human in the age of artificial intelligence

Professor at MIT, Max Tegmark peers into the future to give us a hint at what is to come. Filled with uncertainty and guesswork, this was an extensive warning of the barriers humanity will meet when encountering extended intelligence (or artificial intelligence). This book is very well rounded, as it becomes a necessity to discuss physics and philosophy in the approach to properly understanding AI. I thought this book compared well to Nick Bostrom's 'Superintelligence', with Life 3.0 being a little bit less technical. Overall I thought it was a great reminder of the future shock that AI will bring. It may not occur in my lifetime, but regardless we need to think about the coming intelligence explosion like it's on our doorstep.

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