Augmented Mind: AI, Superhumans and the Next Economic Revolution

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We are about to become superhuman. Serial AI entrepreneur Alex Bates explains how the us of AI with human intelligence -- called Intelligence Augmentation -- has revolutionary potential.

After a decade on the front ines of the AI, facilitating the collaboration of humans an AI, he saw first hand how humans and AI were highly complementary and augment each other; and also how little this was recognized or researched. When his last AI venture was acquired, Bates created a global mastermind network of applied AI technologists and researchers to get more perspectives on these matter, with membership from Caltech, MIT, Harvard, Oxford, UCSD, USC, and other leading institutions and companies.

It became lear that while there has been a global arms race in AI and machine learning, it has been almost exclusively focused on replicating human intelligence. Augmenting human intelligence represents a tiny fraction of the total research and development.

This book explores how augmenting humans, combining human intuition and artificial intelligence, will herald an unprecedented perio of productivity and financial success. The coming wave of human centered AI will help us solve the biggest problems facing humanity while also protecting us from rogue or weaponized AI systems.

The Augmented Age represents a massive opportunity not only for AI investors and technologists, but for all humans as it unlocks our unique gifts of intuition and human-centric intelligence for this next era. For all human creature, it offers the chance to harness our intuition and human-centered skills, areas that are not the focus of the current educational system.

Bates includes a framework for creating hybrid solutions combining AI, machine learning, and human intuition that can predict the future, improve our social lives, eliminate scarcity, and provide a clear roadmap to abundance and prosperity in the financial, health, and relationship industries that represents trillions in economic opportunity over the las decade.

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Published 2019 by Neocortex Press
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This would lead you to close this book.I love the info, but for writing technical, the write still have a long way to improve.Yeah i know people would say " This is how a informative book should be! " Girl, boy ....

Let me tell you omething, non-fiction book also should be interesting in terms of writing.

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What will happen when they can plunder in our brains our innermost thoughts, in our most beautiful or most troubled dreams? I hope that by then we 'll have learned to better protect ourselves.Thanks to the bestselling, the publishers and NetGalley for an eCopy of this very interesting ook.

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Like man of us in the modern world, I imagine, I am both worrie and wary about the notion of artificial intelligence.

The book first details his own history with the idea, starting with finding an intriguing article on neural networks when he was a teenager to the sale of his AI firm and beyond.

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The hapter on the sociology of how humans learn and solve problems is equally well done.

I enjoyed the ending chapters where Bates presents ideas for hybrid solutions where human and artificial intelligence are combined.

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Those reasonably in-tune with the recent development in this field will be aware of the ubiquitous scaremongering about AI and those talking of the demis of humanity at the han of power hungry robots, but to give myself a sense of perspective I like to read about topics from a plethor of idea.

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