Will AI Replace us? Text by Shelly Fan, General Editor Matthew Taylor. Published by Thames and Hudson
The past sixty years have witnessed astonishing growth in the field of artifical intelligence. From social media to Netflix, AI has already infiltrated our daily lives, while driverless cars and humanoid robots are starting to make seismic shifts in the ways we interact with our world. Are we on the threshold of an AI-dominated reality? How will the ethics of this expanding field be enforced in practice? Will humans be superseded by AI? This astute and disquieting review, replete with astonishing up-to-the-minute imagery – a trademark of the Big Idea series – evaluates whether AI can transform society and humanity for the better or whether its enormous capability will bring about a dystopian AI-controlled future for the planet.
The book contains and introduction and chapters focusing on: The Development of AI, The Capabilities of AI Today, Limitations and Problems of AI Today and The Future of AI.
Shelly Fan is a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco. She works as a contributing editor to the online publication Singularity Hub, which seeks to chronicle technological advancement, and she also runs the award winning science blog NeuroFantastic.
Matthew Taylor is Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts, a 250-year old British institution devoted to enriching society through ideas and action to deliver a 21st-century enlightenment. As well as being a writer he is also a public speaker and broadcaster. Writing on topics such as policy, politics, public service reform and cultural theory. He has also appeared on Newsnight, The Daily Politics, and Radio 4’s Today and The Moral Maze. He was previously General Secretary and Chief Executive of the Institute for Public Policy Research, Britain’s leading think tank.