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Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
Will Computers Revolt? Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence by Charles Simon is a thought-provoking book that not only engages information and digital technology buffs but anyone that cares about the future of humanity. While this book recognizes the astonishing advancement in AI (Artificial Intelligence) and the wonders it does for humans, it poses a complex possible and inevitable situation, asking the question: What if in the future, and even in the very near future, computers replace human intelligence and consciousness completely? It is a question that is troubling and has inspired great works in the area of science fiction; nonetheless, it is one that is continually becoming as relevant as it is real.
Reading Charles Simon’s book will drive the reader to rethink the implications of AI. Will Computers Revolt? postulates that computers will soon be more intelligent than humans, which already is happening, growing in consciousness. These computers will be created in the not-so-distant future and the creators of such computers will even become their slaves. The author’s writing is crisp and accessible and the entire book is filled with examples that are familiar to readers. The hints are relevant enough to make any reader shudder. But should there be cause for fear? No! However, everyone should be concerned about the power that future computers will possess and this book offers a practical step to avoid a possible disaster and a situation where AI takes control of the running of human affairs. Will Computers Revolt? Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence is a must-read warning to humanity and to scientists, a book that is meticulously researched and logically presented. The scenarios in the last part of this book are groundbreaking and eye-opening, suggesting possibilities for the future reserves for humanity. It is mind-blowing, prophetic, thought-provoking, and essentially informative.