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Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence Audio CD – January 1, 2035

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“This is a compelling guide to the challenges and choices in our quest for a great future of life, intelligence and consciousness—on Earth and beyond.” —Elon Musk, Founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX and co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors

“All of us—not only scientists, industrialists and generals—should ask ourselves what can we do now to improve the chances of reaping the benefits of future AI and avoiding the risks. This is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark’s thought-provoking book will help you join it.” —Professor Stephen Hawking, Director of Research, Cambridge Centre for Theoretical Cosmology
 

“Tegmark’s new book is a deeply thoughtful guide to the most important conversation of our time, about how to create a benevolent future civilization as we merge our biological thinking with an even greater intelligence of our own creation.” —Ray Kurzweil, Inventor, Author and Futurist, author of The Singularity is Near and How to Create a Mind

“Being an eminent physicist and the leader of the Future of Life Institute has given Max Tegmark a unique vantage point from which to give the reader an inside scoop on the most important issue of our time, in a way that is approachable without being dumbed down.” —Jaan Tallinn, co-founder of Skype
 
“This is an exhilarating book that will change the way we think about AI, intelligence, and the future of humanity.” Bart Selman, Professor of Computer Science, Cornell University

“The unprecedented power unleashed by artificial intelligence means the next decade could be humanity’s best—or worst.  Tegmark has written the most insightful and just plain fun exploration of AI’s implications that I’ve ever read. If you haven’t been exposed to Tegmark’s joyful mind yet, you’re in for a huge treat.” —Professor Erik Brynjolfsson, Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and co-author of The Second Machine Age

“Tegmark seeks to facilitate a much wider conversation about what kind of future we, as a species, would want to create. Though the topics he covers—AI, cosmology, values, even the nature of conscious experience—can be fairly challenging, he presents them in an unintimidating manner that invites the reader to form her own opinions.” —Nick Bostrom, Founder of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute, author of Superintelligence

"I was riveted by this book. The transformational consequences of AI may soon be upon us­—but will they be utopian or catastrophic? The jury is out, but this enlightening, lively and accessible book by a distinguished scientist helps us to assess the odds." —Professor Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, cosmology pioneer, author of Our Final Hour 

About the Author

MAX TEGMARK is a professor of physics at MIT and the co-founder of the Future of Life Institute. Tegmark has been featured in dozens of science documentaries. His passion for ideas, adventure, and entrepreneurship is infectious.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking humanistic paradigm
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3.0 out of 5 stars Should have read the blurb more closely
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2.0 out of 5 stars Place in your library after Ray Kurzweil and Nick Bostrom
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5.0 out of 5 stars Planning humanity’s survival at its best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide to forthcoming AI revolution
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5.0 out of 5 stars Max defines terms like intelligence, life
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3.0 out of 5 stars Lost me half way through
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5.0 out of 5 stars Applications of Ai and the continuing expansive need for personal refreshment readings
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent in-depth coverage of possible AI futures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book on AI
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best buy it and read it as soon as possible
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book and narration
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book on the future of AI
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5.0 out of 5 stars A spectacular insight to our past, presence and optimistic future
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vital read if going into computing
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