Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Max Tegmark, read Rob Shapiro. Random House Audio, unabridged, digital download, 13.5 hrs., $22.50 ISBN 978-0-451-48507-6
MIT physicist Tegmark explores the pivotal role that artificial intelligence will play in the future of humankind. From chores around the house and what employment will look like to how death might be rethought and even what it will mean to live among the stars, Tegmark considers what self-replicating and self-improving intelligent beings will mean for humans from many angles. Shapiro has a gentle and nonchalant voice that moves effortlessly through technical descriptions of AI technology and its potential upheaval of society. His steady but deliberate narration helps listeners maintain focus and feel comfortable with a variety of topics that Tegmark touches upon, such as how AI works and what it could mean for law enforcement, employment, and political organization. Even as Tegmark veers toward the philosophical, Shapiro keeps listeners attuned. A Knopf hardcover. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 10/02/2017
Release date: 08/01/2017
Genre: Audio
Ebook - 978-1-101-94660-2
Hardcover - 384 pages - 978-1-101-94659-6
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