After billions of dollars and 50 years of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code
on artificial intelligence. As society stands on the cusp of unprecedented change, Jerry
Kaplan unpacks the latest advances in robotics, machine learning, and perception powering
systems that rival or exceed human capabilities. Driverless cars, robotic helpers, and intelligent
agents that promote our interests have the potential to usher in a new age of affluence and
leisure - but, as Kaplan warns, the transition may be protracted and brutal unless we address
the two great scourges of the modern developed world: volatile labor markets and income
inequality. He proposes innovative, free-market adjustments to our economic system and
social policies to avoid an extended period of social turmoil. His timely and accessible analysis
of the promise and perils of artificial intelligence is a must-listen for business leaders and policy
makers on both sides of the aisle.
©2015 Jerry Kaplan (P)2016 Tantor
What the Critics Say
"This accessible and timely work is suitable for technology enthusiasts and those readers with
an interest in the application of robotics and AI to the workforce of the future." (Library Journal)
I will read this eventually.