The Fourth Age
Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity
We are now on the doorstep of a fourth change brought about by two technologies: AI and robotics. Byron Reese’ book “The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity” provides extraordinary background information on how we got to this point. Byron leads readers in an examination of how—rather than what—we should think about the topics we’ll soon all be facing: machine consciousness, automation, employment, creative computers, radical life extension, artificial life, AI ethics, the future of warfare, super-intelligence, and the implications of extreme prosperity.
By asking questions like “Are you a machine?” and “Could a computer feel anything?” Reese leads readers through a discussion along the cutting edge in robotics and AI, and, provides a framework by which we can all understand, discuss, and act on the issues of the Fourth Age, and how they’ll transform humanity.
Releasing April 24, 2018, “The Fourth Age” will be available in print and electronic formats. Pre-order now via your preferred book-seller, or order directly from Byron for free shipping and an autographed copy.
How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War
Gloom-and-doom pessimists have it all wrong. This objective look at the trajectory of history, technology, and civilization shows that we are about to enter a great new epoch of human existence, a golden age like we have never seen; a world free of ignorance, disease, poverty, hunger, and war.
With the art of a storyteller, Byron synthesizes history, technology, and sociology into an exciting, fast-moving narrative showing how new technology has had dramatic effects on humanity in the past. He then looks forward at the technological changes we know are coming–from genetics, nanotechnology, robotics, and many other fields–and explores how they will vastly increase wealth, prolong our lifespans, redefine human rights, and alter the social fabric of the world.
With a rational and researched optimism, Byron sees the future not as a world in a downward spiral, but as destined for progress beyond our imaginations.
Special 99 Cent eBook Offer Available through Major Retailers
“Infinite Progress,” is available in print and electronic formats at all major book-sellers. The eBook version is currently available for 99 cents. For an autographed printed copy, shipping included, order directly from Byron.
Voices in AI
In this episode, Byron and Christian talk about AGI, AI assistants, transfer learning, ANI and more.
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