CHAPTER 1:An Uncanny Ability to Learn CHAPTER 2: Not Your Father's AI CHAPTER 3: The Singularity Games CHAPTER 4: Truckin' in Flip Flops CHAPTER 5: Ben Franklin's Purse CHAPTER 6: A Modest Proposal CHAPTER 7: Uncle Sam vs. Red Star CHAPTER 8: The Porn Star's Deepfake, and Other Security Paradoxes CHAPTER 9: AIs in the Government Henhouse CHAPTER 10: The AI Casino CHAPTER 11: Artificially Intelligent Poetry? CHAPTER 12: The Way Forward
Charles Jennings is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and speaker who has been starting and running growth organizations for over 40 years. He was founder or CEO of three successful Internet companies launched in the 1990s. Jennings has written several books on technology, including the seminal work, The Hundredth Window: Protecting Your Privacy and Security In the Age of the Internet (2000), which was translated into five languages. Jennings has been a regular newspaper columnist (for the Seattle Times, and others); from 2014-2017, Jennings served as CEO of NeuralEye-an AI company set up to transfer technology from Caltech/JPL to the commercial market. Jennings is an experienced and entertaining public speaker whose credits range from his TEDx talk, "From Armadillos to Monkeys," to a keynote at the UN 50th Anniversary Conference on the Declaration of Human Rights in Toulouse, France. Jennings is still an active keynoter on AI at conferences around the world. Jennings has long been a thought leader in Internet trust and security. He was a delegate to the Nobel Technology Summit in Oslo, and named by Federal Computing Week as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Government technology. He's a recipient of the prestigious lifetime achievement award of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, and was also the subject of a major feature story in Wired magazine (December 2005 issue).
Artificial intelligence allows computers to outplay grandmasters in chess and Go, make stock-trading decisions, and operate self-driving cars, performing these tasks far faster than even the speediest human. Jennings, a prominent tech entrepreneur and no stranger to disruptive technologies, predicts that AI will shape the future. Looking at the projected shifts that could take place by mid-century, he warns readers that the U.S. is unprepared for the imminent transformation. 'The fact that the United States still, late into the second decade of the twenty-first century, has no national plan for AI is both remarkable and negligent.' With Canada and China investing heavily in AI, the U.S. is still in a position to take the lead with the right investments, but the gap is widening fast. To better prepare, he advocates for every American to learn about superpowerful AI, which could soon be controlling our phones, guiding us through taxes and laws, and changing the way we learn and work. With ardent urgency, Jennings explains how AIs have the potential to remake the world, and what we should be doing to prepare. * Booklist *