Amir Husain

Is the World Ready for the Age of AI?

Amir Husain

Talk: Is the World Ready for the Age of AI?

In 2018, Amir visited Talks at Google to talk about his book, The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence, addressing the broad existential questions surrounding the coming of AI: why are we valuable? What can we create in this world? How are we intelligent? What constitutes progress for us? And how might we fail to progress? Having spent the last year traveling around the world discussing these questions with world leaders and others, Amir is back at Google to discuss a global outlook on the urgency and implications of AI, as well as share what he has learned.

Amir Husain

Amir Husain is an entrepreneur, author and inventor, and an expert in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. He is the founder and CEO of SparkCognition, a company building AI systems to advance the most important interests of our society, and the CEO of SkyGrid, a SparkCognition and Boeing company focused on building the aerial operation system for next-generation travel and transport.

The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is playing an ever-greater role in our society. Regardless of what you believe, the idea that we might bring forth intelligent creation can be intrinsically frightening. Acclaimed technologist and inventor Amir Husain explains how artificial intelligence works, and how we can live amidst the coming age of sentient machines — and not only survive, but thrive.

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