How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today’s kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing humans on the job market and perhaps altogether? Will AI help life flourish like never before or give us more power than we can handle?
What sort of future do you want? This book empowers you to join what may be the most important conversation of our time. It doesn’t shy away from the full range of viewpoints or from the most controversial issues—from superintelligence to meaning, consciousness and the ultimate physical limits on life in the cosmos.
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Table of Contents
Prelude: The Tale of the Omega Team 3
1 Welcome to the Most Important Conversation of Our Time 22
A Brief History of Complexity
The Three Stages of Life
The Road Ahead
2 Matter Turns Intelligent 49
What Is Intelligence?
What Is Memory?
What Is Computation?
What Is Learning?
3 The Near Future: Breakthroughs, Bugs, Laws, Weapons and Jobs 82
Bugs vs. Robust AI
Jobs and Wages
4 Intelligence Explosion? 134
Prometheus Takes Over the World
Slow Takeoff and Multipolar Scenarios
Cyborgs and Uploads
What Will Actually Happen?
5 Aftermath: The Next 10,000 Years
What Do You Want?
6 Our Cosmic Endowment: The Next Billion Years and Beyond 203
Making the Most of Your Resources
Gaining Resources Through Cosmic Settlement
7 Goals 249
Physics: The Origin of Goals
Biology: The Evolution of Goals
Psychology: The Pursuit of and Rebellion Against Goals
Engineering: Outsourcing Goals
Friendly AI: Aligning Goals
Ethics: Choosing Goals
8 Consciousness 281
What Is Consciousness?
What's the Problem?
Is Consciousness Beyond Science?
Experimental Clues About Consciousness
Theories of Consciousness
Controversies of Consciousness
How Might AI Consciousness Feel?
Epilogue: The Tale of the FLI Team 316