The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence
Artificial “machine” intelligence is playing an ever-greater role in our society. We are already using cruise control in our cars, automatic checkout at the drugstore, and are unable to live without our smartphones. The discussion around AI is polarized; people think either machines will solve all problems for everyone, or they will lead us down a dark, dystopian path into total human irrelevance. Regardless of what you believe, the idea that we might bring forth intelligent creation can be intrinsically frightening. But what if our greatest role as humans so far is that of creators?
In The Sentient Machine, Amir Husain prepares us for a brighter future; not with hyperbole about right and wrong, but with serious arguments about risk and potential.
Whether you are a business leader, policy maker, or entrepreneur, you need to understand Artificial Intelligence and its power to shape our future. In his brilliantly written book, Amir Husain, one of the world's leading AI experts, will help you gain that understanding.
Here is the book to read on AI and its implications. Husain takes us through many important ideas that will shape our future, makes the complex simple and does so in clear, highly accessible prose. Do yourself a favor: buy this book and move into the future.
Husain argues that the only way to deter intentional misuse [of A.I.] is to develop bellicose A.N.I. of our own: ‘The ‘choice’ is really no choice at all: we must fight AI with AI.’ If so, A.I. is already forcing us to develop stronger A.I.
For those puzzled about how artificial intelligence and machine learning may impact their future, this book is a must read.
Amir Husain’s take on the coming age of AI is refreshing and inspired. He knows the technologies firsthand and has a keen eye for the philosophical and ethical implications, giving his readers the tools they need to assess the stakes. Unfortunately it’s not an option to download this excellent book directly to your brain… yet. For now, I strongly suggest you read it
The Sentient Machine is a must-read for anyone looking to understand how artificial intelligence is poised to transform human society and life. Husain is not only an engineer and entrepreneur, but also a philosopher who thinks deeply about what AI will mean for humanity. Husain's optimistic outlook on the benefits of AI, grounded in an accessible description of the technology, is a welcome salve to many AI fears today.
By situating the conversation around opportunities for AI to improve or extend our lives, this book provides a rational argument and reassurance to general readers fearful of an increasingly AI-infused future
Should Artificial Intelligence be feared or embraced? Which industries will be transformed next? Should we allow autonomous weapons in the military? Can machines be creative? This book provides a sound, technical perspective while tackling core questions about science, society and humanity. We’re at a crossroads, and I recommend this book to anyone seeking a balanced and reasoned view of the future.
In The Sentient Machine, Amir Husain applies his brilliance to explaining the enormity of the implications of artificial intelligence, but does it with the skill of a mentor guiding his protegés to greater understanding. As it is emerging, AI may be the most profound force shaping every dimension of human existence in the 21st century. In this landmark book, Amir Husain lays bare not only the science of AI, but the many sectors in which AI will find a prominent role: from healthcare to warfare, where Mr. Husain is one of the leading theorists on the emerging concept of Hyperwar...warfare in the era of AI. The Sentient Machine is a must-read for all those who will live with the realities of the ‘AI Century.
The Sentient Machine World Tour
- Austin,TX - SparkCognition | Book signing
- Seattle, WA - Elliot Bay Bookstore | Book signing
- San Francisco, CA - Dog Eared Books
- New York, NY - Aptigon Capital | Talk & book signing
- Scottsdale, AZ - Boeing Leadership Conference | Talk
- Washington, DC - CNAS | Podcast
- Beijing, China - China Book Release | Talk & book signing
- Dubai, UAE - AI World Conference | Talk & book signing
- Taiwan, China - AI- the Key to Surpassing the Future | Talk
- Singapore - Defence Technology Summit | Talk
- Mountain View, CA - Google Campus | Talk & book signing
- Annapolis, MD - Annapolis Book Festival | Talk & book signing
- Dallas, TX - World Affairs Council | Talk & book signing
- San Diego, CA - Gen-Next | Talk & book signing
- Shanghai, China - ShanghaiTech | Talk & book signing
|Austin, TX||SparkCognition | Book signing||November 15, 2017|
|Austin, TX||Book People | Book signing||November 20, 2017|
|Seattle, WA||Elliot Bay Bookstore | Book signing||November 29, 2017|
|Seattle, WA||C-SPAN | Talk||November 29, 2017|
|San Francisco, CA||Dog Eared Books||February 10, 2019|
|Mountain View, CA||Google Campus | Talk & book signing||December 01, 2017|
|New York, NY||Aptigon Capital | Talk & book signing||December 12, 2017|
|Austin, TX||Time Machine 2017 | Talk & book signing||December 14, 2017|
|Scottsdale, AZ||Boeing Leadership Conference | Talk||January 01, 2018|
|Austin, TX||SXSW | Book signing||March 09, 2018|
|Washington, DC||CNAS | Podcast||March 15, 2018|
|Dubai, UAE||AI World Conference | Talk & book signing||April 10, 2018|
|Annapolis, MD||Annapolis Book Festival | Talk & book signing||April 28, 2018|
|Dallas, TX||World Affairs Council | Talk & book signing||May 15, 2018|
|Washington, DC||CNAS | Talk & book signing||May 16, 2018|
|San Diego, CA||Gen-Next | Talk & book signing||June 14, 2018|
|Austin, TX||Big Data, AI, ML, DS Meetup | Book reading||June 26, 2018|
|Beijing, China||China Book Release | Talk & book signing||October 29, 2018|
|Shanghai, China||Time Machine 2018 | Talk & book signing||November 05, 2018|
|Shanghai, China||ShanghaiTech | Talk & book signing||December 11, 2018|
|Taiwan, China||AI- the Key to Surpassing the Future | Talk||January 01, 2019|
|Singapore||Defence Technology Summit | Talk||June 26, 2019|