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The AI Does Not Hate You by Tom Chivers

The AI Does Not Hate You

Superintelligence, Rationality and the Race to Save the World

Tom Chivers

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2 reviews

Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication date: 13 Jun 2019
ISBN: 9781474608770

A deep-dive into the weird and wonderful world of Artificial Intelligence

  • The TimesBook of the Year
4 stars out of 5
James Marriott
1 Jun 2019

"Silicon Valley thinkers are worried about the coming age of AI"

The AI Does Not Hate You is a haphazard intellectual history of our times. The AI thought experiments are great — terrifying and readable. The pace flags a bit in the sections that concern infighting among prominent rationalists and aspects of rationalist culture such as polyamory and a crowd-funded baby. Only time will tell whether this stuff will seem like a fascinating insight into a group of intellectual pioneers, or just a curious glimpse at a crowd of intriguing but misguided dreamers. As I said, I hope they’re right. Bring on the AI utopia and please don’t torture me!


4 stars out of 5
12 Nov 2019

"Most eye-opening is Chivers’s exploration of how quickly AI might become “superhuman”,"

If the world is ultimately saved, Chivers believes humanity will owe much to the Rationalists who took the “niche, practically dystopian-science-fiction idea of AI risk and made people take it seriously”. In the meantime, he writes movingly about his insecurities over what the future will bring, telling the head of CFAR, “I’m scared for my children” before “apologis[ing] because I found that I was crying”. It is a resonant moment, fittingly articulated in the past tense.