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Oct 2, 2017

What does is it mean to be human in a world where A.I. is transforming war, crime, justice, and jobs? We stand at the beginning of a new era. What was once science fiction is fast becoming reality. Max Tegmark, a professor of physics at MIT and president of the Future of Life Institute, takes readers to the heart of thinking about A.I. and the human condition in his new book Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

How can we grow our prosperity through automation, without leaving people lacking income or purpose? How can we ensure that future A.I. systems behave as we want them to–without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Will A.I. help life flourish as never before, or will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, and even, perhaps, replace us altogether? Life 3.0 explores our life in the present and asks what sort of future we want.

Recorded live at University Lutheran Church Wednesday, September 27, 2017