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Book Discussion: Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence


Publishing Date: 8/20/2019 11:00 AM

The Faculty of Science in partnership with UJ Library invites you to a discussion on a book authored by Professor Max Tegmark, a physicist at MIT and Co-founder of the Future of Life Institute‚Äôs book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

DATE Friday, 20 September 2019
TIME 12:00 - 13:00
VENUE Chinua Achebe Auditorium, Level 6, UJ APK Library

"This book should be required reading for those interested in making informed decisions about the future. In the book, Professor Tegmark provides insight into the possible ways in
which Artificial Intelligence (AI) could impact our lives in the immediate and distant future. The impact of AI on the future of human beings is too important for all of us to not educate
ourselves on the possibilities. This book, unlike the Hollywood treatment of AI, suggests that human beings have options in which we are not just taken over or destroyed
by machines. What would life 3.0 look like if present-day humans are defined as life 2.0? Reading this book opens horizons in ways that cannot be predicted." Professor
Debra Meyer, Executive Dean: Faculty of Science