artificial intelligence | September 10, 2021

Rule of the Robots: Martin Ford Explores How AI Is Altering Every Dimension of Human Life

From the smartphones in our pockets to the diagnostic tools used by doctors, AI has taken over every facet of our lives. But in his new book Rule of the Robots, New York Times bestselling author Martin Ford argues that the true revolution has yet to come.  

In this sequel to his prescient New York Times bestseller Rise of the Robots, Martin Ford presents us with a striking vision of the very near future. Artificial intelligence is a powerful technology, says Ford, giving us unique capabilities to do extraordinary things, like fight climate change or the next pandemic. However, it also has the capacity to cause profound harm. From deep fake videos circulating online to authoritarian regimes, AI can be deeply biased and exploited for social control. If we are to thrive in the twenty-first century, we need to embrace AI—there’s no turning back now—but proceed with caution. Ford’s Rule of the Robots offers us an essential guide to how the technology will influence our economy, our politics, and our lives in the coming years.

 

James Manyika, Chairman and Director of the McKinsey Global Institute, calls it “Probably the most compelling single-volume book so far on AI’s advance and the opportunities and challenges associated with its multifaceted impact on the world.”

 

Rule of the Robots is available everywhere you buy books on September 14th.

 

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