Dystopian predictions warn that artificial intelligence and AI-enabled automation will cause catastrophic unemployment and income inequality impacts along with ever-increasing personal privacy sacrifices in exchange for conveniences and security.
More optimistic prognostications contend that just like previous technological revolutions, AI and the Internet will create new types of rewarding jobs, careers and lifestyle choices supported by unbounded information access and social networking resources.
Although this book strives to be neither apocalyptical nor utopian, readers will find factual narratives supporting both views – and many in between. The rapidly escalating and multi- faceted scope of this revolution is like no other. Be prepared for a whirlwind adventure.