AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future
How will artificial intelligence change our world within 20 years?
“This inspired collaboration between a pioneering technologist and a visionary writer of science fiction offers bold and urgent insights." (Yann LeCun, winner of the Turing Award; chief AI scientist, Facebook)
“Amazingly entertaining...Lee and Chen take us on an immersive trip through the future.... Eye-opening.” (Mark Cuban)
AI will be the defining development of the 21st century. Within two decades, aspects of daily human life will be unrecognizable. AI will generate unprecedented wealth, revolutionize medicine and education through human-machine symbiosis, and create brand-new forms of communication and entertainment. In liberating us from routine work, however, AI will also challenge the organizing principles of our economic and social order. Meanwhile, AI will bring new risks in the form of autonomous weapons and smart technology that inherits human bias. AI is at a tipping point, and people need to wake up - both to AI’s radiant pathways and its existential perils for life as we know it.
In this provocative, utterly original work, Kai-Fu Lee, the former president of Google China and best-selling author of AI Superpowers, teams up with celebrated novelist Chen Qiufan to imagine our world in 2041 and how it will be shaped by AI. In 10 gripping short stories, they introduce listeners to an array of eye-opening 2041 settings, such as:
- In San Francisco, the “job reallocation” industry emerges as deep learning AI causes widespread job displacement
- In Tokyo, a music fan is swept up in an immersive form of celebrity worship based on virtual reality and mixed reality
- In Mumbai, a teenage girl rebels when AI’s crunching of big data gets in the way of romance
- In Seoul, virtual companions with perfected natural language processing (NLP) skills offer orphaned twins new ways to connect
- In Munich, a rogue scientist draws on quantum computing, computer vision and other AI technologies in a revenge plot that imperils the world
By gazing toward a not-so-distant horizon, AI 2041 offers urgent insights into our collective future - while reminding listeners that, ultimately, humankind remains the author of its destiny.
AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future is a groundbreaking book by Kai-Fu Lee, a leading expert in artificial intelligence (AI). In this book, Lee presents ten visions of how AI will shape our world in the next two decades, from the mundane to the profound. He explores how AI will impact everything from work and the economy to healthcare, education, and even our relationships with each other.
Lee argues that AI is poised to transform our lives in ways that we can barely imagine. He predicts that AI will create new jobs, industries, and entire economies. It will also lead to new forms of art, music, and entertainment. But Lee also warns that AI could also pose significant challenges, such as job displacement, inequality, and the potential for AI to be used for malicious purposes.
AI 2041 is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the future of AI and its impact on our lives. Lee's insights are both fascinating and thought-provoking, and he offers a unique perspective on the potential benefits and risks of AI.
Here are some key takeaways from AI 2041:
- AI will have a profound impact on our lives in the next two decades.
- AI will create new jobs, industries, and economies.
- AI will lead to new forms of art, music, and entertainment.
- AI could also pose significant challenges, such as job displacement, inequality, and the potential for AI to be used for malicious purposes.
- It is important to start thinking now about how we can prepare for the future of AI.
AI 2041 is an essential read for anyone who wants to understand the future of AI and its impact on our lives. Lee's insights are both fascinating and thought-provoking, and he offers a unique perspective on the potential benefits and risks of AI.