Artificial Intelligence (AI) raises some of the most important questions of our time: Will it help life flourish like never before? Will it give us more power than we can handle? Will it doom mankind to irrelevance? We’ll read The New York Times
bestseller, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
by Max Tegmark, (First Vintage Books, 2018). Tegmark is a professor of physics and cosmology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a co-founder of the Future of Life Institute. In Life 3.0
he describes and illuminates the recent, path-breaking advances in AI addressing questions such as how it may affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human. Tegmark doesn’t spend a lot of time telling us what we should do. Instead he provides us a strong baseline knowledge on the subject. According to Bill Gates, “Anyone who wants to discuss how artificial intelligence is shaping the world should read this book.” Prepare yourself to join the discussion.