Solomon's Code: Humanity in a World of Thinking Machines

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Pegasus Books, Nov 6, 2018 - Technology & Engineering - 336 pages

A thought-provoking examination of artificial intelligence and how it reshapes human values, trust, and power around the world.

Whether in medicine, money, or love, technologies powered by forms of artificial intelligence are playing an increasingly prominent role in our lives. As we cede more decisions to thinking machines, we face new questions about staying safe, keeping a job and having a say over the direction of our lives. The answers to those questions might depend on your race, gender, age, behavior, or nationality.

New AI technologies can drive cars, treat damaged brains and nudge workers to be more productive, but they also can threaten, manipulate, and alienate us from others. They can pit nation against nation, but they also can help the global community tackle some of its greatest challenges—from food crises to global climate change.

In clear and accessible prose, global trends and strategy adviser Olaf Groth, AI scientist and social entrepreneur Mark Nitzberg, along with seasoned economics reporter Dan Zehr, provide a unique human-focused, global view of humanity in a world of thinking machines.

 

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The clearest way to describe the differences between artificial intelligence (AI) and regular computer development is that computers help us understand the world, and AI helps us change the world ... Read full review

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Groth, a Hult International Business School professor, and Nitzberg, executive director of U.C. Berkeley’s Center for Human Compatible Artificial Intelligence, discuss the future of artificial ... Read full review

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Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Where Human Meets Machine
A New Power Balance
Think Symbiosis
Frontiers of a Smarter World
The Race for Global AI Influence
Pandoras
Life and love in 2035
A World Worth Shaping
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Copyright

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Olaf Groth is a Professor and Program Director for Digital Futures at Hult International Business School. He is the founder and CEO of Emergent Frontiers Group and Cambrian AI, a member of the Global Expert Network at the World Economic Forum. Olaf has written for the Harvard Business Review, HBR France, Financial Times, and more.

Mark Nitzberg serves as Executive Director of the Center for Human Compatible Artificial Intelligence at University of California at Berkeley. Mark studied AI at M.I.T. and completed his Ph.D. at Harvard University. Most recently he was Director, Computer Vision Products at A9/Amazon.

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