What is the Book About?
On May 11, 1997, IBM's computer Deep Blue beat the reigning world chess champion Gary Kasparov in a series of six real-life matches. That was the first time a machine, inflexible and non-intuitive as it was, outplayed a human being.
Then in March last year , the computer AlphaGo - developed by Google Deep Mind - defeated Mr Lee Sedol, an 18-time world champion at the complex board game Go.
Are robots now closer to being on a par with people? What would it be like to live in such a world, and lead companies and countries alongside machines? How might morals change?