Book coming this fall 2017!
A book about 2030, social (r)evolutions and evaluation’s role in transformative change
It’s 2030. Radical social (r)evolutions are underway and evaluation is playing a role in transformative changes on Earth. Nine visionary and practical evaluative leaders gather to reflect on the relationship between human values, the imminent emergence of artificial superintelligence (ASI) and the hope for a sustainable, equitable future.
The challenge is this: ASI is intended to serve people and support humanity’s intentions to realize its most treasured values of sustainability and equity for all. However, with the imminent emergence of ASI, “an intellect that is much smarter than the best human brains in practically every field, including scientific creativity, general wisdom and social skills,” how will humanity manage and control ASI and ensure its compatibility and alignment with human values? This, known as The Control Problem, and it may be the most important challenge that humanity has ever faced.
To illuminate their understanding of this challenge, the nine turn to highly accomplished and insightful individuals working across a variety of sectors. They ask these thought leaders to provide insight to enrich their conversation going forward. This book is a record of their wisdom.