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Generative Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know ? (What Everyone Needs To Know?)

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Editorial Book Review:

By Jocelyne Crowe


Jerry Kaplan's book, "Generative Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know?" looks to be a ground-breaking investigation into the revolutionary possibilities of generative artificial intelligence (GAI). Renowned AI specialist Kaplan explores the significant effects that GAI is expected to have on many facets of human life and provides a clear and thorough introduction to this innovative technology.


The well-known political scientist and novelist Francis Fukuyama's support heightens the buzz around this book. The high appreciation that the academic world has for Kaplan's work is reflected in Fukuyama's suggestion. Fukuyama says that Kaplan does a great job of explaining the revolutionary nature of generative AI and how it can change many aspects of our life. The book is highly recommended.


In his introduction to the realm of GAI, Kaplan explains to readers how these systems, endowed with superhuman skills, have the potential to completely transform a variety of industries, including the legal, medical, educational, and artistic domains. The book examines the contradictory character of these developments, recognizing both their potential to enhance humankind and any potential risks.


Kaplan poses thought-provoking issues that compel readers to consider the moral and societal ramifications of genetically altered infants. Kaplan clearly navigates through difficult terrain, addressing everything from the possibility of machines matching or surpassing human intelligence to the possible effects on different businesses and professions. His examination of the dangers and moral issues related to GAI shows a dedication to promoting a sophisticated knowledge of this innovative technology.


With artificial intelligence poised to enter a new age, Kaplan's book seems to be a vital resource that will give readers the know-how to successfully navigate this coming upheaval. The wide range of subjects addressed, from benefit distribution to prospective changes in political systems, demonstrates the author's goal of offering a thorough and user-friendly resource.


To sum up, "Generative Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know?" appears to be an essential read for everyone interested in understanding the game-changing possibilities of GAI. With the support of Francis Fukuyama and the expertise of Jerry Kaplan, this book hopes to make a significant addition to the conversation about the implications of artificial intelligence for humankind's future.


About the Author

Jerry Kaplan




Jerry Kaplan, PhD, is widely known as an Artificial Intelligence expert, serial entrepreneur, technical innovator, educator, bestselling author, and futurist. He invented several ground-breaking technologies including handheld tablet computers, online auctions, and electronic musical instruments. Currently, he is an Adjunct Lecturer at Stanford University where he teaches social and economic impact of Artificial Intelligence in Stanford's top-ranked Computer Science Department.


A renowned Silicon Valley veteran, Jerry Kaplan founded several storied technology companies over his 35-year career, two of which became public companies. Kaplan may be best known for his key role in defining the tablet computer industry as the founding CEO of GO Corporation in 1987. Prior to GO, Kaplan co-founded Teknowledge, Inc., one of the first Artificial Intelligence companies to commercialize Expert Systems, which went public in 1986. In 1994, Kaplan co-founded Onsale, Inc., the world's first Internet auction website, which went public in 1997. In 2004, he pioneered the emerging market for social games by starting Winster Corporation, where he served as CEO for eight years.

Jerry Kaplan has published over twenty refereed papers in academic journals and conference proceedings. He holds a BA in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania.


Jerry Kaplan is the author of four books, including the best-selling classic "Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure" (Houghton-Mifflin). Selected by Business Week as one of the top ten business books of 1995, Startup was optioned to Sony Pictures. "Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” (Yale University Press) was honored by The Economist as one of the top ten science and technology books of 2015. His book "Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know" (Oxford University Press) was a 2016 Amazon new release #1 best seller in Artificial Intelligence. His latest book, "Generative Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know" (Oxford University Press) is slated for release in the spring of 2024.


Jerry Kaplan has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Red Herring, and Upside. He is a frequent commentary contributor to major newspapers and magazines. He received the 1998 Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Northern California; served on the Governor's Electronic Commerce Advisory Council Member under Pete Wilson, Governor of California (1999); and received an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from California International Business University, San Diego, California (2004).

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