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The Fourth Age

Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity

By Byron Reese
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The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity by Byron Reese

In The Fourth Age (2018), author Byron Reese provides essential context for the subject of artificial intelligence and the kinds of changes we can expect from its proliferation. By taking into consideration the major innovations of the past, Reese provides a valuable framework that will help anyone better understand the potential impact AI will have on the modern workforce.

  • Readers looking for a fresh perspective on future technologies
  • Workers concerned about the future job market
  • Economists and philosophers

Byron Reese is the publisher and CEO of technology research company Gigaom. He also founded several high-tech companies, and is interested in the interplay between technology and human history. He’s the author of the book Infinite Progress: How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War.

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