Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
xiii
Disruptions and Battlegrounds
xv
Battleground 1: Economic Development and Jobs
xvi
Battleground 2: Global Power
xviii
Battleground 3: Psychological Control and Agency
xix
Battleground 4: Metaphysics
xxvi
Grid of Four Battlegrounds
xxviii
Battleground 5: India’s Future
xxviii
The Purpose of This Book
xxx
Part One: Algorithm vs Being
1.
OVERVIEW OF AI TECHNOLOGIES
3
Chapter Highlights
3
Fundamental Advancements
5
Machine Learning
6
Systems of Intelligence
8
Big Data
13
Evolution of AI Devices
18
Intelligence versus Consciousness
23
Applications
28
Healthcare
28
Transportation
32
Agriculture
33
Military
34
Financial Services
36
Education
38
Social Sciences
39
Gamification and Social Engineering
42
Games
49
Tourism
49
Art
50
Debates and controversies
51
Biases in Machine Learning
52
Data Rights
54
Neutrality
55
Use of data without breach of privacy
58
Cognitive Limits of AI
63
Unemployment and Inequality
65
Transfer of Agency and Power
66
Social and Political Disequilibrium
67
Complicity of Public Intellectuals
69
2.
THE BATTLE FOR JOBS
70
Chapter Highlights
70
Data Capitalism
71
Unemployment
80
Inequalities and Social Disruption
87
Challenging the Optimists
98
Pandemic as Accelerator of Trends
101
3.
THE BATTLE FOR WORLD DOMINATION
103
Chapter Highlights
103
Disrupting the World Order
105
Comparing Britain’s and China’s Industrial Revolutions
105
Digital Colonization
107
Data Exploitation
113
Return of the East India Company
116
China’s Ambitious Plan
119
Long-Term, Systematic, and Disciplined
119
Gladiator Culture
124
Betting the Future on AI
127
Core Aspects of China’s AI
131
Big Data
131
Surveillance
133
Genetics
135
China’s Quest for Domination
137
Ambition to Become the New Rome
139
Pandemic and the Pushback
142
US Government Responses
143
4.
THE BATTLE FOR AGENCY
154
Chapter Highlights
154
Artificial Emotional Intelligence
156
Emotional Hijacking
161
Dumbing Down the Masses
161
Artificial Pleasures and Emotions
165
Addictive Behavior Programming
168
Digital Slavery
177
Artificial Democracy
181
The Power of Surveillance
183
The Battle for Aesthetics
185
Aesthetics as the Opium of the Masses
Infinity Foundation
185
Aesthetic–Pragmatic Framework
191
Two Cognitive Postures
191
Vulnerability to Automation
196
The Gameboard
198
5.
THE BATTLE FOR SELF
202
Chapter Highlights
202
Materialism versus the Self
205
Algorithmic Biology
205
Hacking Nature’s Learning Systems
209
Algorithm versus Being
214
The Assault on Spiritualism
214
Competing Theories of Consciousness
221
Self-Defeating Humanism
225
Materialism Scores a Self-goal
225
Postmodernism and the Death of Truth
231
Pandemic Accelerating the Disequilibrium
AI and Power
234
The Battle for a Digital Mythology
236
Post-Liberalism
236
David Hume and the New Social Justice
239
The Emergence of Superrich Superhumans
242
Happy Morons and Depopulation
247
The Useless Masses
247
The Crash of Civilization
250
The Return of the Gods
255
Part Two: Battleground India
6.
STRESS TESTING INDIA
261
Chapter Highlights
261
7.
TECHNOLOGICAL DEPENDENCE
276
Chapter Highlights
276
Awe of Foreign Superiority
277
Exporting Manpower and Importing Technology
278
Economics and Human Capital
291
Economic Fallout
291
Population Tsunami
296
Uneducated and Unemployable
299
8.
DIGITAL COLONIZATION
302
Chapter Highlights
302
India is for Sale
303
Foreign Surveillance at Kumbh Mela
308
Facebook-Devata and Reliance
310
Google-Devata
320
9.
PSYCHOLOGICAL HIJACKING
323
Chapter Highlights
323
Cognitive Disarray
324
Vedic Social Science
324
Psychological Decline
329
Lapse of Yoga
329
Lapse of Bhakti
331
Lapse of Kshatriyata
334
Lapse of Jnana
337
Digital Opium of the Masses
338
Identity Vacuum
338
Tamasha
343
Aspirations and Fantasy
344
10.
HOW ROBUST IS THE RASHTRA?
348
Chapter Highlights
348
Artificial Intelligence and Breaking India Forces
349
The China Threat
353
Artificial Intelligence and Unifying India Possibilities
359
The Covid-19 Pandemic Impact
362
CONCLUSION
APPENDIX A: FORECASTS BY ECONOMISTS
379
APPENDIX B: HISTORY OF SHORTSIGHTED IMPORTS BY INDIA
387
Green Revolution
387
White Revolution
388
Pink Revolution
389
Public Health and Wellness
390
Computational Linguistics
392
Metallurgy
392
APPENDIX C: TATA CHAIRMAN’S PLAYBOOK FOR INDIA
394
APPENDIX D: AI ORGANIZATIONS DISCUSSING SOCIAL JUSTICE
400
Europe
400
North America
402
Asia
403
Acknowledgments
405
Glossary
407
Bibliography
413
Notes
423
Index
455
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