Regular price: $14.95

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $14.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Artificial intelligence is our most powerful technology and, in the coming decades, it'll change everything in our lives. If we get it right, it'll make humans almost godlike. If we get it wrong...well, extinction is not the worst possible outcome.
Surviving AI is a concise, easy guide to what's coming, taking you through technological unemployment (the economic singularity) and the possible creation of a superintelligence (the technological singularity).
©2015 Calum Chace (P)2015 Calum Chace
Show More Show Less

Critic Reviews

"Understanding AI - its promise and its dangers - is emerging as one of the great challenges of coming decades, and this is an invaluable guide to anyone who's interested, confused, excited, or scared." (David Shukman, BBC Science editor)
"We have recently seen a surge in the volume of scholarly analysis of this topic; Chace impressively augments that with this high-quality, more general-audience discussion." (Aubrey de Grey, CSO of SENS Research Foundation; former AI researcher)
"Calum Chace is a prescient messenger of the risks and rewards of artificial intelligence. In Surviving AI, he has identified the most essential issues and developed them with insight and wit - so that the very framing of the questions aids our search for answers. Chace's sensible balance between AI's promise and peril makes Surviving AI an excellent primer for anyone interested in what's happening, how we got here, and where we are headed." (Kenneth Cukier, co-author of Big Data)
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 09-27-16

Good Overview

Very high-level. Great information. May not be detailed enough for a reader familiar with AI.

Read More Hide me

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Dan Collins on 08-26-16

Good Introduction to the Topic

You could easily see a book like this become too long and laborious for the average reader. I was impressed that the producer and author kept it informative but relatively brief. I am more technically inclined than the average person but I can see this book being highly accessible by a reader that knows little about AI but wants to know more. The author does an exceptional job in introducing the reader to the moral aspect of AI and makes a compelling case for why it is every bit as important as the how and when we technical people tend to focus on.

Read More Hide me

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Cat on 01-26-18

Excellent listen

To date my knowledge on the status, theories, concerns and hopes for AI have come from news articles and podcasts.
I was curious to dig into the subject both more broadly and deeply. I was also desperately hoping not to get lost in either technicalities or philosophical ideas that'd lose me in their complexity.
I found this informative book delivered on all areas, and did so in a manner that ensured I consumed it effortlessly, but not without prompting more thought.
A thoroughly enjoyable listen with the narrator delivering complex ideas succinctly presented by the author, clearly at x2 speed.
Quite tempted to buy the physical book now to highlight and contemplate various elements presented.

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Marion on 03-09-16

Insightful

A really very balanced evaluation of: where we are with AI, what we need to do, what we should be afraid of and much more.
A definite recommendation for those who enjoy science fiction, even though this is very nearly science fact!

Read More Hide me

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Andres on 05-23-17

Accessible and informative

This book pulls together many of the ideas around AI, giving a well packaged overview. It also provides enough detail to spark curiosity and further study.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc