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Berkeley Arts & Letters presents Martin Ford / Rule of the Robots: How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Everything

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Free

Booksmith and Berkeley Arts & Letters are thrilled to host Martin Ford for his new book Rule of the Robots: How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Everything. More to be announced – save the date and join us!

Please note:

  • This event is free and all ages, but registration is required.
  • You can order copies of Rule of the Robots here; Martin’s other books here.
  • Event link will be sent to everyone who registers.
  • If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact us: events@booksmith.com.
About the book

Imagine it’s 2030. You call a bank to discuss your loan application, but you don’t get to talk to a person. The bank’s AI has spoken: you are denied. At home, feeling stressed, you take pills both invented and prescribed by AI to keep your blood pressure in check. You stream a video starring “actors” generated by machine. And before you turn in, you wonder if collaboration between Big Tech and China means you should choose a new AI provider for your home.

As Martin Ford shows in Rule of the Robots, AI will soon flow through our lives like electricity does today, remaking every sphere of human activity. Yet even as Ford maps out AI’s disquieting future, he shows how we can prepare for it, advocating for policies such as universal basic income and educational reform. It’s crucial that we take his words to heart.

About the author

Martin Ford is a futurist and the author of New York Times bestseller Rise of the Robots, a prescient look at AI and work. It won the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award. His TED Talk on the impact of artificial intelligence on society has been viewed over 3 million times. Author photo by Xiaoxiao Zhao.

Please note:

  • This event is free and all ages, but registration is required.
  • You can order copies of Rule of the Robots here; Martin’s other books here.
  • Event link will be sent to everyone who registers.
  • If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact us: events@booksmith.com.

 

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Date:
September 16
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Cost:
Free
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