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AI: AI2041

Introduction to AI2041

Book Description: AI will be the defining development of the twenty-first century. Within two decades, aspects of daily human life will be unrecognizable. AI will generate unprecedented wealth, revolutionize medicine and education through human-machine symbiosis, and create brand new forms of communication and entertainment. In liberating us from routine work, however, AI will also challenge the organizing principles of our economic and social order. Meanwhile, AI will bring new risks in the form of autonomous weapons and smart technology that inherits human bias. AI is at a tipping point, and people need to wake up – both to AI’s radiant pathways and its existential perils for life as we know it.

In this provocative, utterly original work of “scientific fiction,” Kai-Fu Lee, the former president of Google China and bestselling author of AI Superpowers, joins forces with celebrated novelist Chen Qiufan to imagine our world in 2041 and how it will be shaped by AI. In ten gripping short stories, set twenty years in the future, Lee and Chen introduce readers to an array of eye-opening characters and situations. 

From: AI2041 Website

Key Takeaways

Story 2, Gods Behind The Masks, goes deep into #DeepFake

Story 4, Contactless Love, projects the very long tail of #covid

Story 6, The Holy Driver, explores the transitions to #autonomous_driving

Story 8, The Job Savior, insight into future of #work

AI Writing Tools - Linked to Story 8

Story 10, Dreaming Of Plentitude, predicts a post-scarcity future of money, energy, economies

Story 1, The Golden Elephant, explores #DeepLearning

Story 3, Twin Sparrows, thinks about possible futures of #learning

Story 5, My Haunting Idol, imagines a pop superfan #AR/VR/XR

Story 7, Quantum Genocide touches on #cryptocurrency #quantum_computing

Story 9, The Isle Of Happiness, imagines AI-optimised experiences, and #AI 'concierges'

Kai Fu Lee at CHMLive! - Computer History Museum: AI2041 Book Talk

Video: Dr. Kai Fu Lee at CHMLive! 2021, produced by the Computer History Museum. At the 1:04:55 mark he answers a question from WAB about the future of learning! 

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