Flynn Coleman Explores AI Ethics in Debut Book

Flynn Coleman, known best as an international human rights attorney, professor, and social innovator is releasing a new book that melds her extensive knowledge of humanitarianism with today’s digital age of artificial intelligence. 


A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Who We Are explores the ways intelligent technology will have an impact on humanity. It’s a groundbreaking narrative on the urgency of ethically designed AI and a guidebook to reimagining life in the era of intelligent technology.

The book was released on October 1, 2019, and has already received praise and esteem from authors who’ve explored similar topics. 

“The era of thinking machines is no longer the stuff of science fiction; it is our present reality. In this compulsively readable, mind-bending book, Flynn Coleman encourages us to now start grappling with the daunting challenges ‘the Intelligent Machine Age’ presents to our conception of what it means to be human,” said Reza Aslan, author of God: A Human History. “A Human Algorithm is more than a book; it is a manifesto for our times,”

In the book, Coleman recognizes that while these technologies challenge our personal beliefs and our socio-economic world order, they also have the potential to transform our health and well-being, alleviate poverty and suffering, and reveal the mysteries of intelligence and consciousness. She argues that now is the time to instill values, ethics, and morals into artificial intelligence as well as developing and implementing laws, policies, and oversight mechanisms to protect us from potential threats. 

As the era of human intellectual superiority is ending, Coleman uses her latest work to make a resounding assertion that now is the time to plan for this monumental shift - and many experts agree. 

“This book is urgently needed. Humanity can’t afford to ignore the horrendous possibilities that lie ahead should we fail to imbue artificial intelligence with the values of empathy and compassion. We need to consciously protect and nurture our deepest values as we forge new technological frontiers. The time to do it is now, and this is the book to show us how,” said Marianne Williamson.

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