The vision of technology's effect upon human being in the context of the development of artificial inteligence (Review of Max Tegmark’s Book “Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”[Ukrainian language edition], 432 p. Kyiv, 2019)

: 45-47
Received: September 24, 2019
Accepted: October 05, 2019
Lviv National Polytechnic University

The book “Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” was considered in the review. This book was the first translated into Ukrainian language and originally written by American mathematic, physicist – Max Tegmark (Professor, MIT).  The author explains the wide problem field related to the appearance of Artificial Intelligence (AI). He describes transformations which threaten human himself and the whole world as a result of creating AI. Humankind can lose its special status of an intelligent creature. The reason for this event could be the technology made by a human and it is the worst thing to happen. The American scientist pays a lot of attention to the consideration of the problems of subjectivity, consciousness, nature, and Universe. Moreover, the evolution of technology is analyzed not as absolute kindness but as a probability of the realization of ethical and social ideals. Tegmark determines intelligence and consciousness as nor anthropomorphic neither anthropocentric. The author emphasizes values like “human who realize the Universe”.

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