(PRWEB) December 01, 2015
Speculative Fiction writer Tony Thorne MBE has recently signed a contract with a major Chinese publisher, based in Beijing, for Ebook and paperback versions of his latest title, THE SINGULARITY IS COMING. Copies of the first paperback print run, translated into Simplified Chinese, will retail at the attractive price of $6.20 (US dollars).
Artificial (General) Intelligence, or AGI will be with us soon and will change our way of life dramatically, following on from the Smart Devices we use today. Even more amazing developments are on the way, leading to AGI and the Singularity, an event which cannot be reversed. Many experts believe this will happen in less than ten years, leading to robotic machines far more intelligent than we are, and thus able to do any jobs that humans can do, faster, better and for longer. Many experts believe they will also have awareness, plus the ability to replicate themselves and develop their “learning” software leading inevitably to ASI (Artificial Super Intelligence).
The runaway consequences of this incredible development will change our way of life completely. Will we be ready for such a devastating event? Will it be a threat to humanity as several experts believe, and block-buster movies, predict? Others claim it will benefit us in ways we can hardly imagine, such as a healthy age of leisure with everything free.
This easy to read book for general readers, explains what is about to occur and why. It also has sections describing the latest developments and includes a comprehensive further reading list. It also features many “For and Against” comments and arguments by various international scientists and engineers. So who will be correct? Readers will decide for themselves. Copies of the first paperback print run, translated into Simplified Chinese, will retail at the attractive price of $6.20 (US dollars).
Chinese Publisher contact: Jacky Chen
Posts and Telecommunications Press，IT Books Division
Room 412，No.11，ChengShouSi Road, Fengtai District, Beijing
100164 PR China
Email: chenjikang(at)ptpress(com)com(dot)cn Website: http://www.ptpress.com.cn/english/
Author: Tony Thorne MBE
Email: tonythorne(at)aol(dot)com Website: http://www.tonythornembe.com