- Concrete Examples
- For Experts
While the rating tells you how good a book is according to our two core criteria, it says nothing about its particular defining features. Therefore, we use a set of 20 qualities to characterize each book by its strengths:
Applicable – You’ll get advice that can be directly applied in the workplace or in everyday situations.
Analytical – You’ll understand the inner workings of the subject matter.
Background – You’ll get contextual knowledge as a frame for informed action or analysis.
Bold – You’ll find arguments that may break with predominant views.
Comprehensive – You’ll find every aspect of the subject matter covered.
Concrete Examples – You’ll get practical advice illustrated with examples of real-world applications or anecdotes.
Controversial – You’ll be confronted with strongly debated opinions.
Eloquent – You’ll enjoy a masterfully written or presented text.
Engaging – You’ll read or watch this all the way through the end.
Eye opening – You’ll be offered highly surprising insights.
For beginners – You’ll find this to be a good primer if you’re a learner with little or no prior experience/knowledge.
For experts – You’ll get the higher-level knowledge/instructions you need as an expert.
Hot Topic – You’ll find yourself in the middle of a highly debated issue.
Innovative – You can expect some truly fresh ideas and insights on brand-new products or trends.
Insider’s take – You’ll have the privilege of learning from someone who knows her or his topic inside-out.
Inspiring – You’ll want to put into practice what you’ve read immediately.
Overview – You’ll get a broad treatment of the subject matter, mentioning all its major aspects.
Scientific – You’ll get facts and figures grounded in scientific research.
Visionary – You’ll get a glimpse of the future and what it might mean for you.
Well structured – You’ll find this to be particularly well organized to support its reception or application.
In 2018, artificial intelligence (AI) technology is advancing at a dizzying speed. Hopes that self-driving cars will soon make roads safer and daily commutes more pleasant come with the possibility that, for example, terrorists can program these same vehicles to run over people. A group of 25 leading AI researchers and scholars in the new field of existential risk research have put together a comprehensive overview of the threat landscape in the age of AI. Although the threat is real, if researchers and policy makers work together to prevent possible misuses, they can prevent AI from becoming a new Frankenstein. For policy makers, political activists, managers and employees of tech companies, and AI researchers, getAbstract believes this timely and important overview is a must-read.
About the Authors
The contributing authors are researchers from several US- and UK-based universities and private institutes, including OpenAI, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Center for a New American Security.