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Melville House UK: A Human Algorithm

How Artificial Intelligence is Redefining Who We Are

The Age of Intelligent Machines is upon us, and as we approach the end of human intellectual superiority, we as a species need to plan for a monumental shift.

A Human Algorithm examines the immense impact intelligent technology will have on humanity. These machines, while challenging our personal beliefs and our socio-economic world order, also have the potential to transform our health and well-being, alleviate poverty and suffering, and reveal the mysteries of intelligence and consciousness. International human rights attorney Flynn Coleman deftly argues that it is critical we instill values, ethics, and morals into our robots, algorithms, and other forms of AI. Equally important, we need to develop and implement laws, policies, and oversight mechanisms to protect us from tech’s insidious threats.

Ultimately, A Human Algorithm is a clarion call for building a more humane future and moving conscientiously into a new frontier of our own design.

Flynn Coleman is a writer, international human rights attorney, public speaker, professor, and social innovator. She has worked with the United Nations, the United States federal government, and international corporations and human rights organizations around the world. A Human Algorithm is her first book. She lives in New York City.


”Compulsively readable … a manifesto for our times.” —Reza Aslan, author of God: A Human History


”This book is urgently needed. Humanity can’t afford to ignore the horrendous possibilities that lie ahead.” —Marianne Williamson, New York Times bestselling author

”Flynn Coleman is a wonderfully astute, perceptive, and reliable guide as we ascend into our future.” —David Eagleman, author of The Brain: The Story of You

”The urgent task is to rapidly reclaim and amplify the best of ourselves, and this book is a step on that journey.” New York Journal of Books