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Scary Smart: The Future of Artificial Intelligence and How You Can Save Our World (Paperback)
  • Scary Smart: The Future of Artificial Intelligence and How You Can Save Our World (Paperback)

Scary Smart: The Future of Artificial Intelligence and How You Can Save Our World (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 08/12/2022
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Cogent and passionately argued, this cautionary volume from the author of Solve for Happy analyses the reasons why Artificial Intelligence often gets it so wrong and how we can preserve our humanity in the face of technological innovation.

Technology is putting our humanity at risk to an unprecedented degree. This book is not for engineers who write the code or the policy makers who claim they can regulate it. This is a book for you. Because, believe it or not, you are the only one that can fix it.

Artificial intelligence is smarter than humans. It can process information at lightning speed and remain focused on specific tasks without distraction. AI can see into the future, predict outcomes and even use sensors to see around physical and virtual corners. So why does AI frequently get it so wrong and cause harm?

The answer is us: the human beings who write the code and teach AI to mimic our behaviour. Scary Smart explains how to fix the current trajectory now, to make sure that the AI of the future can preserve our species. This book offers a blueprint, pointing the way to what we can do to safeguard ourselves, those we love and the planet itself.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529077650
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 22 mm


'Mo Gawdat is my life guru. His writing, his ideas and his generosity in sharing them has changed my life for the better in so many ways. Everything he writes is an enlightening education in how to be human.' - Elizabeth Day

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Kid Ferrous

“Thought-provoking, but a little alarmist and insensitive in parts”

In “Scary Smart”, Mo Gawdat argues that we should be wary of the rise of artificial intelligence and compares it to a child with unimaginable power. As its “parents”, we have a responsibility to bring it up properly.... More

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“Navigating the Scary and Promising Future of AI”

"Scary Smart" by Mo Gawdat is an engaging and thought-provoking book that explores the potential impact of artificial intelligence on humanity. The book is divided into two parts, with the first part delving... More

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