Humanity in a World of Thinking Machines
“Their nuanced analysis explores not just how to ensure that ‘the machines will treat us fairly,’ but also that these machines’ human designers are ethically sound. Their positive outlook, free of the doomsday theorizing common elsewhere, makes for a refreshingly calm discussion of the future of AI.”
"A thought-provoking examination of artificial intelligence and how it reshapes human values, trust, and power around the world."
Whether in medicine, money or love, technologies powered by forms of artificial intelligence are playing an increasingly prominent role in our lives. As we cede more and more of our decisions to thinking machines, we face new questions about staying safe, keeping a job and determining the direction we want our lives to take. And the answers to those questions might depend on your race, gender, age, behavior or nationality.
New AI technologies can drive cars, treat damaged brains and nudge workers to be more productive, but they also can threaten, manipulate and alienate us. They can pit nation against nation, but they also can help the global community tackle some of its greatest challenges, from food crises to climate change.
In clear and accessible prose, global trends and strategy adviser Olaf Groth and AI scientist and social entrepreneur Mark Nitzberg provide a unique, human-focused and global view of how humanity might evolve in a world of thinking machines.
"Solomon’s Code" exemplifies their conviction that the highest purpose of business and technology is to create better societies.
"AI technologies can help us solve some of our most complex challenges, but they can also lead us toward under-reflected upon solutions. Solomon's Code powerfully illustrates and dissects the remarkable potential of these cognitive systems and the accompanying risks of mismanaging complexity."
Lord David Puttnam, member of the UK House of Lords and award-winning producer of "Chariots of Fire," "Midnight Express" and "The Killing Fields."