The Coming Wave: Technology, Power, and the Twenty-First Century's Greatest Dilemma


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Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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6.3 X 9.29 X 1.18 inches | 1.35 pounds

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About the Author

Mustafa Suleyman is the co-founder and CEO of Inflection AI. Previously he co-founded DeepMind, one of the world's leading AI companies. After a decade at DeepMind, Suleyman became vice president of AI product management and AI policy at Google. Michael Bhaskar is a writer and publisher, author of The Content Machine, Curation and Human Frontiers.


"A heartfelt and candid exploration of what the future may hold for us . . . Eloquently articulated. Reading [The Coming Wave], what came to mind was Gramsci's famous adage that what we need is 'pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will.' To his great credit, [Mustafa] Suleyman has both."--The Guardian

"Dazzling . . . You have by now read a great deal of both hype and doom-mongering on the subject [of AI]. But Suleyman's is the book you cannot afford not to read. . . . Brilliant."--Niall Ferguson, Bloomberg

"Brilliant . . . confronts what may be the most crucial question of our century: How can we ensure that the breathtaking, fast-paced technological revolutions ahead create the world we want?"--Eric Lander, founding director, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

"An erudite, clear-eyed guide both to the history of radical technological change and to the deep political challenges that lie ahead."--Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian

"Extraordinary . . . utterly unmissable."--Eric Schmidt, former CEO, Google

"Calm, pragmatic, and deeply ethical . . . enthralling reading."--Angela Kane, former UN under-secretary-general

"Sharp, compassionate, and uncompromising."--Qi Lu, former COO, Baidu; former EVP, Microsoft Bing

"Truly remarkable, ambitious, and impossible to ignore . . . a persuasively argued tour de force."--Nouriel Roubini, professor emeritus, New York University

"A practical and optimistic road map."--Stuart Russell, professor of computer science, University of California, Berkeley

"A panoramic survey and a clarion call to action . . . Everyone should read it."--Fei-Fei Li, co-director, Stanford's Institute for Human-Centered AI

"A brave wake-up call . . . indispensable reading."--Tristan Harris, co-founder, Center for Humane Technology

"An extraordinary and necessary book . . . One leaves energized and thrilled to be alive right now."--Alain de Botton, philosopher and bestselling author

"Deeply researched and highly relevant."--Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States

"Read this essential book to understand the pace and scale of these technologies."--Ian Bremmer, founder, Eurasia Group and bestselling author of The Power of Crisis

"A much-needed dose of specificity, realism, and clarity."--Martha Minow, professor, Harvard Law School

"Incredibly compelling."--Bruce Schneier, security technologist and bestselling author of A Hacker's Mind

"Thought-provoking, urgent and written in powerful, highly accessible prose."--Erik Brynjolfsson, Director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab

"Deeply rewarding and consistently astonishing."--Stephen Fry, actor, broadcaster and bestselling author

"Realistic, deeply informed, and highly accessible."--Jack Goldsmith, Learned Hand Professor of Law, Harvard University

"A strikingly lucid and refreshingly balanced account of our current technological predicament."--Kevin Esvelt, biologist and associate professor, MIT Media Lab

"The Coming Wave is a masterpiece and a must-read for every leader grappling with today's reality."--Ehud Barak, former Prime Minister, Israel

"This book is a masterclass for policymakers on the great technological challenges already upon us and what they mean for geopolitics."--Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister, Australia