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The AI Does Not Hate You

The AI Does Not Hate You

‘The AI does not hate you, nor does it love you, but you are made of atoms which it can use for something else’
This is a book about AI and AI risk. But it’s also more importantly about a community of people who are trying to think rationally about intelligence, and the places that these thoughts are taking them, and what insight they can and can’t give us about the future of the human race over the next few years. It explains why these people are worried, why they might be right, and why they might be wrong.
It isn’t, on the other hand, a book about the future – it doesn’t try to guess how many of us are going to be put out of work by AI, or what the operating system in your house might be able to do ten years hence. Instead, this is a book about the cutting edge of our thinking on intelligence and rationality right now by the people who stay up all night worrying about it.
Along the way, we discover why we probably don’t need to worry about a future AI resurrecting a perfect copy of our minds and torturing us for not inventing it sooner but we should be concerned about paperclips destroying life as we know it; how Mickey Mouse can teach us an important lesson about how to programme AI; and why Spock is not as logical as we think he is.

(p) Orion Publishing Group Ltd 2019
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Genre: Computing & Information Technology / Computer Science / Artificial Intelligence

On Sale: 13th June 2019

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781409178705

Reviews

'Tom Chivers' meticulously researched book is intriguing, persuasive and eye-opening. His writing is warm and witty as he takes us on a surprisingly moving journey to decide - rationally - whether we really are playing Russian roulette with our future'
Hannah Fry, author of <i>Hello World</i>
'Artificial Intelligence, of a superhuman level, is coming. But how soon will it emerge, and how will it impact our world? Will it offer us salvation or bring apocalypse? In this utterly captivating book, Tom Chivers meets both the computer engineers working to build an AI and the Rationalists striving to prevent the worst. Beautifully written, and with wonderful humour, this is a thrilling adventure story of our own future'
Lewis Dartnell, author of <i>The Knowledge</i> and <i>Origins</i>
'Tom Chivers' book is like a self-help guide to stop panicking about technology for people who watched Terminator too many times when they were young. The content is completely gripping. But I think the thing I like best is the tone. He has this OK-lets-all-chill-out-and-look-at-this-rationally approach which makes me feel, for whole minutes at a time, that maybe things are going to be OK and we won't all die in hellfire'
Ian Dunt, editor of politics.co.uk and author of <i>Brexit: What The Hell Happens Now?</i>