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The Coming Wave

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The Coming Wave by Mustafa Suleyman
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Sep 05, 2023 | ISBN 9780593786321 | 709 Minutes

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“A heartfelt and candid exploration of what the future may hold for us . . . Eloquently articulated. Reading [The Coming Wave], what came to mind was Gramsci’s famous adage that what we need is ‘pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will.’ To his great credit, [Mustafa] Suleyman has both.”—The Guardian

“Dazzling . . . You have by now read a great deal of both hype and doom-mongering on the subject [of AI]. But Suleyman’s is the book you cannot afford not to read. . . . Brilliant.”Niall Ferguson, Bloomberg

“Brilliant . . . confronts what may be the most crucial question of our century: How can we ensure that the breathtaking, fast-paced technological revolutions ahead create the world we want?”—Eric Lander, founding director, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

“An erudite, clear-eyed guide both to the history of radical technological change and to the deep political challenges that lie ahead.”—Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian

“Extraordinary . . . utterly unmissable.”—Eric Schmidt, former CEO, Google

“Calm, pragmatic, and deeply ethical . . . enthralling reading.”—Angela Kane, former UN under-secretary-general

“Sharp, compassionate, and uncompromising.”—Qi Lu, former COO, Baidu; former EVP, Microsoft Bing

“Truly remarkable, ambitious, and impossible to ignore . . . a persuasively argued tour de force.”—Nouriel Roubini, professor emeritus, New York University

“A practical and optimistic road map.”—Stuart Russell, professor of computer science, University of California, Berkeley

“A panoramic survey and a clarion call to action . . . Everyone should read it.”—Fei-Fei Li, co-director, Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered AI

“A brave wake-up call . . . indispensable reading.”—Tristan Harris, co-founder, Center for Humane Technology

“An extraordinary and necessary book . . . One leaves energized and thrilled to be alive right now.”—Alain de Botton, philosopher and bestselling author

“Deeply researched and highly relevant.”—Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States

“Read this essential book to understand the pace and scale of these technologies.”—Ian Bremmer, founder, Eurasia Group and bestselling author of The Power of Crisis

“A much-needed dose of specificity, realism, and clarity.”—Martha Minow, professor, Harvard Law School

“Incredibly compelling.”—Bruce Schneier, security technologist and bestselling author of A Hacker’s Mind

“Thought-provoking, urgent and written in powerful, highly accessible prose.”—Erik Brynjolfsson, Director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab

“Deeply rewarding and consistently astonishing.”—Stephen Fry, actor, broadcaster and bestselling author

“Realistic, deeply informed, and highly accessible.”—Jack Goldsmith, Learned Hand Professor of Law, Harvard University

“A strikingly lucid and refreshingly balanced account of our current technological predicament.”—Kevin Esvelt, biologist and associate professor, MIT Media Lab

The Coming Wave is a masterpiece and a must-read for every leader grappling with today’s reality.”—Ehud Barak, former Prime Minister, Israel

“This book is a masterclass for policymakers on the great technological challenges already upon us and what they mean for geopolitics.”—Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister, Australia

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