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Life 3.0

Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
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Penguin Audio presents Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark, read by Rob Shapiro. 

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 revolutionise our collective future - and there's nobody better situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor and cofounder 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. What sort of future do we want? Life 3.0 gives us the tools to join what may be the most important conversation of our time.

©2018 Rob Shapiro (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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Insightful

Very insightful book exploring the conceivable possibilities associated with future artificial intelligence and super intelligence

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The perfect voice for an AI novel.

This book was great! I wanted to learn more about Artificial Intelligence because I knew essentially nothing. This book was easy to understand and the voice actor was a great fit. This book has made me excited to witness the development of technology and to see where AI goes in our lifetime.

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fascinatingly confusing

a remarkable story of hope and desperation in the future of AI. Academic and gentle to the dare I say concious human listener. well worth the time to read for many reasons. Hang on, it's going to be one amazing ride comes to mind after this book.

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repeating

great effort and wide balanced approach.
However, I heard every argument and sub argument at least 3 times in this book and sometimes much more than that.
examples are great but one compelling example is enough, I don't need them all.

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Awesome

Incredibly simple to understand, even for foreign people. Difficult concept in simple words. Beautifully written and spoken. Really happy about the purchase. 100% recommended even if you don't care about AI

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Wow. Very eye opening and comprehensive

This is an amazing look into what the future could look like with so many different examples. the authors knowledge is incredible. Can't wait to utilise the new technology.

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Brilliant

An inspired, thoughtful and articulate contribution to the conversation on the future of AI and life. Great performance by the narrator.

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Exploration of the future of AI and hence, life.

This was a pretty through exploration. it makes connections to physics, which the arguments of what is possible is built on. Tegmark pushes the argument for AI safety research and provides solid reasoning for doing so.

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Insightful exploration of our potential AI future

Life 3.0 is a insightful exploration of the potential direction of AI. It begins with a story of a potential near future of the stealth development of a superintelligence which is provocative and sets the scene to explore in depth a comprehensive set of different perspectives and possibilities of how this exciting field will develop.
Max is pragmatic, realistic, scientific, and thorough in explaining his thoughts on an unknown future that could be wondrous or disastrous. He not only delivers a message of hope but is actively engaged in moving this field in a positive direction for the benefit of all.

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The clearest breakdown of present and future A.I.

I've read a dozen books in the genre - mainly from Kurzweil and Bostrom - and Max Tegmark's is right now the clearest, most reasonable, and most relevant I know. Highly recommend.

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  • Management Consultant
  • 13-08-2018

Great book. But not much new

It's a great book on a great topic. If you've already read homo deus, super intelligence or read about AI online, you will not learn much new though. But it is very well written.

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  • Devis Deogratius
  • 09-06-2018

Consciousness is physics!

I loved it. I am going to read it twice and more. It made me think of start reading physics for fun. It left me wondering maybe there could be law of physics that could illustrate witchcraft or Black Magic!! Max Tegemark what do you think? Come to Tanzania there are people seen instructing the sky to rain or a light to strike! Imagine transforming that lighting energy to electricity, we could bury the thought of Africa is a land of darkness!🤔