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Human Cusp

Survive and Thrive through Exponential Change
"Who do you need to become to master the Fourth Industrial Revolution?"

Peter Scott is an author, speaker, and consultant helping individuals and organizations understand and deal with the impact of technological disruption, principally artificial intelligence.

He has spoken to an incredibly diverse set of groups in the US, UK, and Canada. From accountants to New Age speakers, and from high schools to retirees, all have been fascinated to hear about our volatile future with artificial intelligence.

Peter has given presentations ranging from 10 minutes to 5 days, including university extension courses. He and his associates can help you understand what's happening with AI and develop your personal or organizational plan to navigate disruption.

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Course Dates: Oct. 14 – Nov. 18, 2021 (No class on November 11th, 2021.)

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm (PST)

Course Description: Artificial intelligence (AI) has been called "the new electricity" because it is reshaping every aspect of our lives. But what is AI, and how will it do that? Find out in this course, as we separate fact from hype and get to a useful understanding of AI, its applications from medicine to self-driving cars, and the key people and influences driving its advance. We'll explore its effects from today's impact of automation on careers to its amazing future consequences for humanity.

Registration is at the UVIC Continuing Education Website or the Next Wave Institute at +1 (250) 474-0976 in North America.

AI Festival

I will also be delivering the opening keynote at the British Telecom AI Festival, January 24/25.

This takes place starting at 9:00 AM, GMT each day.

Crisis of Control

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The first book in the Human Cusp series is now available: Crisis of Control: How Artificial Superintelligences May Save or Destroy the Human Race is… a long enough title that I feel compelled to end the sentence already :-). It’s my attempt to bring the issues of existential risk stemming from exponential technology growth to a mainstream consciousness, to make the issues digestible, engaging, and broad enough to provide a complete picture.

How to Order

The human race is caught in the crosshairs of twin threats stemming from exponential advances in technology: easy access to weapons of mass destruction by terrorists, and the development of artificial intelligences that could take over our infrastructure. In Crisis of Control, Peter Scott lays out the stark choices and consequences facing us in clear, provocative, and sometimes humorous language. This book is for those with the courage to face unpleasant facts head-on: the stakes could not be higher. Yet there is hope, and Scott shows a path that might lead us through the crucible to a future of limitless promise.

“... a well written and an easy to follow book. It addresses the most important problem faced by humanity, namely, how artificial superintelligence will impact the human race and how it can be controlled... Describes a number of interesting options worthy of consideration.” – Roman Yampolskiy, Author of Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach.

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TEDx Bear Creek Park

On February 29, 2020, I was speaking to a thousand people in Surrey, British Columbia, about the relationship between disruption and our pace of life.

See the video on TED.com

All-Party Parliamentary Group

On February 10, 2020, I gave evidence before the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence in Britain's House of Lords on how to talk to people about AI.

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