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Read By: Ian Carlsen Publisher: Basic Books Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781549130441

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100:19 minutes

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39 seconds

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44:08 minutes

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The New York Times–bestselling author of Rise of the Robots shows what happens as AI takes over our lives 

Imagine it’s 2030. You call a bank to discuss your loan application, but you don’t get to talk to a person. The bank’s AI has spoken: you are denied. At home, feeling stressed, you take pills both invented and prescribed by AI to keep your blood pressure in check. You stream a video starring “actors” generated by machine. And before you turn in, you wonder if collaboration between Big Tech and China means you should choose a new AI provider for your home. 

As Martin Ford shows in Rule of the Robots, AI will soon flow through our lives like electricity does today, remaking every sphere of human activity. Yet even as Ford maps out AI’s disquieting future, he shows how we can prepare for it, advocating for policies such as universal basic income and educational reform. It’s crucial that we take his words to heart. 

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“Probably the most compelling single-volume book so far on AI’s advance and the opportunities and challenges associated with its multi-faceted impact on the world.”

— James Manyika, Chairman and Director of the McKinsey Global Institute 


  • “An incisive, balanced, and well-informed discussion of where AI stands today, how it may evolve, and the risks it poses to human society.”

    — Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science at the University of California–Berkeley and co-author of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach

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About Martin Ford

Martin Ford is the founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm and has over twenty-five years of experience in the fields of computer design and software development. Ford holds a computer engineering degree from the University of Michigan and a graduate business degree from UCLA. The author of The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future, Ford has written for publications such as Fortune, Forbes, the Atlantic, Washington Post, and the Huffington Post. He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including NPR and CNBC.