Life 3.0

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Language & Reference, Popular Science, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/07/2018
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Life 3.0
The most important conversation of our time
Artificial intelligence may seem like a long while away, but Tegmark assures us that the impact will not be small and that this concerns all of us, now. Th... READ MORE
Bookseller Emma
Life 3.0
A fascinating exploration of some of the biggest questions about our future
Science Fiction has long speculated about the serious consequences of the development of artificial intelligence but, while steady advances in science have... READ MORE
Christopher at Newcastle
Life 3.0
Solid overview of Artificial Intelligence: Where we are currently, what we have known intelligence to be historically, and where we should expect to go from here.
This is the first book by Tegmark that I have had the pleasure of reading. After mentioning the current ideas on the benefits and risks of artificial intel... READ MORE
Tal at Epsom


We stand at the beginning of a new era. What was once science fiction is fast becoming reality, as AI transforms war, crime, justice, jobs and society-and, even, our very sense of what it means to be human.

More than any other technology, AI has the potential to revolutionize our collective future - and there's nobody better situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor and co-founder of the Future of Life Institute, whose work has helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

In this deeply researched and vitally important new book, Tegmark takes us to the heart of thinking about AI and the human condition, bringing us face to face with the essential questions of our time.

How can we grow our prosperity through automation, without leaving people lacking income or purpose? How can we ensure that future AI systems do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will AI help life flourish as never before, or will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, and even, perhaps, replace us altogether?

Life 3.0 gives us the tools to join what may be the most important conversation of our time, guiding us through the most controversial issues around AI today -- from superintelligence to meaning, consciousness and the ultimate physical limits on life in the cosmos.What sort of future do you want?

'All of us - not only scientists, industrialists and generals-should ask ourselves what can we do now to improve the chances of reaping the benefits of future AI and avoiding the risks. This is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark's thought-provoking book will help you join it' - Stephen Hawking

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141981802
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 281g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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Life 3.0
Not if but when...
The fact that this convincing book is written by a physicist creates a compelling argument that AI is inevitable. When discussed in terms of physics concep... READ MORE
Tim Dumble
Life 3.0
Interesting and exciting
Aritficial Intelligence is getting more popular a topic by the day. In Life 3.0 Tegmark adds in his two cents and a bit more. He is in a unique position to... READ MORE
Isabel at Romford
Life 3.0
A certain candidate for "best book I have ever read"
Tegmark's discussion of the possibilities and potential pitfalls of (the rise of) Artificial Intelligence is clear, well structured, well written, and illu... READ MORE
Life 3.0
Conceptually interesting look at AI's possibilities and futures
Max Tegmark is professor of physics at MIT and president of the Future of Life Institute (which aims to keep AI beneficial). Published in 2017, this is a ... READ MORE