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The coming wave : technology, power, and the twenty-first century's greatest dilemma  Cover Image Book Book

The coming wave : technology, power, and the twenty-first century's greatest dilemma / Mustafa Suleyman with Michael Bhaskar.

Suleyman, Mustafa, (author.). Bhaskar, Michael, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780593593950
  • ISBN: 0593593952
  • ISBN: 9780593728178
  • ISBN: 0593728173
  • Physical Description: viii, 332 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-317) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Containment is not possible -- Part I: Homo technologicus. Endless proliferation -- The containment problem -- Part II: The next wave. The technology of intelligence -- The technology of life -- The wider wave -- Four features of the coming wave -- Unstoppable incentives -- Part III: States of failure. The grand bargain -- Fragility amplifiers -- The future of nations -- The dilemma -- Part IV: Through the wave. Containment must be possible -- Ten steps toward containment -- Life after the anthropocene.
Summary, etc.:
"We are approaching a critical threshold in the history of our species. Everything is about to change. Soon you will live surrounded by AIs. They will organise your life, operate your business, and run core government services. You will live in a world of DNA printers and quantum computers, engineered pathogens and autonomous weapons, robot assistants and abundant energy. None of us are prepared. As co-founder of the pioneering AI company DeepMind, part of Google, Mustafa Suleyman has been at the centre of this revolution. The coming decade, he argues, will be defined by this wave of powerful, fast-proliferating new technologies. In The Coming Wave, Suleyman shows how these forces will create immense prosperity but also threaten the nation-state, the foundation of global order. As our fragile governments sleepwalk into disaster, we face an existential dilemma: unprecedented harms on one side, the threat of overbearing surveillance on the other. Can we forge a narrow path between catastrophe and dystopia? This groundbreaking book from the ultimate AI insider establishes "the containment problem" -- the task of maintaining control over powerful technologies -- as the essential challenge of our age"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Technological forecasting.
Technology > Social aspects.
Artificial intelligence > Social aspects.

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