How AI Will Affect Your Everyday Life

Artificial intelligence will make life easier, but will also make it less private

Do you believe there’ll be a robot in every home? Do you expect a robot maid to clean for you or a robot cook to make your meals? If so, you'll have to keep waiting. But there are many other ways where AI will change your life.

Artificial intelligence is already bringing the future closer to home.

AI has revolutionized the factory floor. It's changed retail. It's made a difference on the farm. It's made delivering packages more efficient. It's made driving different – think Uber.

If you fear a robot uprising, or you have nightmares of a "Terminator" future where we're enslaved by machine, you can sleep easier for now. That is just one of many common AI myths.

Common AI Myths

AI Superpowers Provides a Clear-Eyed Look at AI in Your Daily Life

Soon Artificial intelligence will be able to see, hear, observe and automate our lives

The truth is, human-like robots for the home remain far away. Seemingly simple tasks like cleaning a room or babysitting a child are far beyond current AI capabilities, and our cluttered living environments are total robot obstacle courses.

But as autonomous technology becomes more agile and more intelligent, we will see some mind-bending and life-saving applications of the technology.

AI Superpowers tells you where, how and when this is likely to happen.

Find out what you should know, what you may still fear – and what you don't have to worry about. At least not yet…

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What Should We as Individuals Do in the AI Era?

We should be strategic and aim for the jobs that are least likely to be overtaken by AI. We should commit to life-long learning, updating our skills, understand the new trends, and find new opportunities.

We should encourage critical thinking and all types of creativity, not just in science and engineering, but also: arts, architecture, music, poetry, acting, story-telling, etc.

We should accept that the routine jobs are going away. Young people in these jobs should start transitioning to new careers that fit your strengths and that are not easily replaced by AI. For older people, when early-retirement is offered to you, consider accepting, with gig-economy and volunteering to make some income and live a life you enjoy.

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We should encourage more people to go into service careers, choosing the ones which they can pour their hearts and souls into and share their love and experiences with others.

We should embrace AI tools, especially for professionals, understanding that they will get better with more data and use. We should use these tools to do our job, keeping an open eye that they might do more of our routine tasks over time, allowing us to move to areas that are more suitable for humans. This is like a journalist who adopts word processing early, or a photographer who adopts Photoshop early.

Dr. Lee discusses these issues and more in AI Superpowers, buy your copy today.

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What Others Are Saying

Arianna Huffington

Founder, HuffPost, and founder & CEO, Thrive Global

"Kai-Fu Lee's experience as an AI pioneer, top investor, and cancer survivor has led to this brilliant book about global technology. AI Superpowers gives us a guide to a future that celebrates all the benefits that AI will bring, while cultivating what is unique about our humanity."

Tim O'Reilly

Founder, O’Reilly Media

“If you care about the future being brought to us by AI, this is the one indispensable book of 2018. If you're an entrepreneur, investor, or business leader, you'll relish the handicapping of the relative strengths of the US and China as AI superpowers, and the analysis of the stages by which AI will transform the economy. If you're a policymaker, you'll find here the recipe for a successful future human economy, even as more and more tasks are automated. Anyone who reads it will be reminded that AI does not change what really matters.”

John Hopcroft

Professor, Cornell University, and Turing Award Recipient

“As the world becomes increasingly connected, intelligent and automated there will emerge two sets of people—those who will embrace change as architects and creators of the future and those who will be the consumers of the innovations and advances. Changes will come faster and faster and individuals will need to adapt in their lifetimes. Kai-Fu Lee’s book is a must read for the creators seeking to understand and harness the potential of AI for themselves, their organizations and for the benefit of the world.”