Synopses & Reviews
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming human society fundamentally and profoundly. Not since the Enlightenment and the Age of Reason have we changed how we approach knowledge, politics, economics, even warfare. Three of our most accomplished and deep thinkers come together to explore what it means for us all.
An A.I. that learned to play chess discovered moves that no human champion would have conceived of. Driverless cars edge forward at red lights, just like impatient humans, and so far, nobody can explain why it happens. Artificial intelligence is being put to use in sports, medicine, education, and even (frighteningly) how we wage war.
In this book, three of our most accomplished and deep thinkers come together to explore how A.I. could affect our relationship with knowledge, impact our worldviews, and change society and politics as profoundly as the ideas of the Enlightenment.
Three of our most accomplished and deep thinkers come together to explore Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the way it is transforming human society--and what it means for us all.
An A.I. that learned to play chess discovered moves that no human champion had ever imagined. Pilotless jet fighters are defeating experienced human pilots in simulated dogfights. An AI discovered a new antibacterial drug by analyzing chemical properties that humans do not understand. Artificial intelligence is exploring aspects of reality that are beyond human understanding. And AI is coming online in sports, medicine, education, and warfare, among many other fields. It is mediating how we experience reality.
In The Age of A.I., three leading thinkers explore how A.I. affects our relationship with knowledge, impacts our worldviews, and changes society and politics in profound ways. The Age of A.I. is an essential roadmap to our present and future, an era unlike any that has come before.