Today machines can outplay us at chess, perform surgeries, manage airports, design buildings, act in films. Soon they'll compete with us in nearly every field. Will this cause mass layoffs and riots? Or will we benefit? ... Plus a clear look at our high-tech culture of adolescence, a way to make sense of modern media, and a bird’s-eye view of the turf war between science and religion.
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Jim Hull is am author and lecturer with a degree in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is a firm believer that we should face facts squarely -- and then find ways to turn those facts to our advantage.