Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Book Name and Author Name
Life 3.0—by—Max Tegmark
January 1st - January 5th (2017)
‘Life 3.0’ is a comprehensive guide to understand the concept of Artificial Intelligence. This book helps the readers to fathom the positive and negative implications of Artificial Intelligence on mankind.
‘Life 3.0’ is one of the best book ever written for a layman on the understanding of the notion of Artificial Intelligence. The writer ‘Max Tegmark’ presented both the positive and the negative contradistinct implications of the Artificial Intelligence on mankind in an unprejudiced way
In the genre of science related books, would definitely rate this book 4 out 5.
“Your synapses store all your knowledge and skills as roughly 100 terabytes’ worth of information, while your DNA stores merely about a gigabyte, barely enough to store a single movie download.” - Max Tegmark
“In other words, we can think of life as a self-replicating information-processing system whose information (software) determines both its behavior and the blueprints for its hardware.” - Max Tegmark
“Life 1.0”: a life where both the hardware and software are evolved rather than designed. You and I, on the other hand, are examples of “Life 2.0”: life whose hardware is evolved, but whose software is largely designed. By your software, I mean all the algorithms and knowledge that you use to process the information from your senses and decide what to do—everything from the ability to recognize your friends when you see them to your ability to walk, read, write, calculate, sing and tell jokes.” - Max Tegmark
About the Author
Max Tegmark is a Swedish-American cosmologist. He is a tenured professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the co-founder of the Future of Life Institute