Review: Tegmark’s Life 3.0

This is a terrible cover for a good book

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Max Tegmark

I’m not an expert in AI, but I dabble, and I found this book to be amongst the best introductions to this complex field for the lay reader.

Life 3.0 investigates a world of intelligent machines that may be utopia of life without work, a hellscape of AI overlords, or (most likely) something in between. I have a professional and personal interest in A.I., and machine learning specifically, and this is the best book I’ve read on the subject. A.I. is currently changing my professional world, and its likely to change yours to. Understanding what comes next, and how to thrive in that environment, is crucial for all of us. Tegmark explains the field and its implications for humanity in a way that’s accessible to the non-expert, but still sufficiently complex to not miss the nuances. I learned a lot here.