A Next Big Idea Club Must-Read Book
“An invaluable primer to arguably the most important driver of change for our future.”
—P. W. Singer, author of Burn-In
“If you read one book on AI this year, read this one!”
—Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
“[A]n essential book for everyone involved in American leadership and American defense”
—Admiral James Stavridis, 16th Supreme Allied Commander of NATO
“[A] riveting book on AI and power by one of the leading strategists of our time”
—Max Tegmark, author of Life 3.0
Winner of the 2019 Colby Award
"[T]he book I had been waiting for. I can’t recommend it highly enough."
- Bill Gates
"A tour de force of the future of war technology"
- P.W. Singer, author of Wired for War and Ghost Fleet
"[T]he scariest book I've read in a long time. And it's non-fiction."
- Ari Shapiro, co-host of NPR's All Things Considered
"This illuminating book will dominate the discussion and analysis of this problem―and its execution in the field―for decades to come"
- Admiral James Stavridis, former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO
"In this comprehensive analysis, Scharre moves beyond the clichés of 'killer robots'"
- Foreign Affairs
ABOUT PAUL SCHARRE
Paul Scharre is Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security. He is the award-winning author of Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War, winner of the 2019 Colby Award and one of Bill Gates' top five books of 2018.