Just finished the exciting new book, "Life 3.0" by Max Tegmark about the seemingly inexorable rise of artificial intelligence. The book was outstanding in both scope and depth of knowledge that Tegmark is able to present in an engaging and extremely thought provoking way. We are about 50 years away from "Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)", computers with the ability to accomplish any cognitive task at least as well as humans. With the rise of these computers, humans will no longer be the smartest entities on the planet. What kind of future do we want?
Highly recommend the book to anyone interested in biology, and computers. Great pictures and graphics too.