New Novel Explores Emergent Artificial Intelligence Threats on...

Does Artificial Intelligence cost us our spiritual identity? In "Human Values First: Artificial Intelligence and Our Spiritual Identity" (published by Archway Press), an accomplished retired businessman gathers a group of experts in order to explore the philosophical and moral implications of Artificial Intelligence. The novel is author Sameer Zahr's debut book and is available for purchase at:

Before Howard retires as a successful factory owner, he fires close to a hundred men from one of his factories, replacing them with robots to improve profitability. But when one of his former workers commits suicide, Howard soon finds himself mired in guilt. Howard decides to form a group of three experts to investigate how the intrusion of AI on daily life. When his team uncovers a series of disclosed AI threats unknown to the general public, Howard makes it his mission to inform the masses.

Though the book is fiction, Zahr stresses there are equivalent real-life threats in the world today, including addiction to mobile phones and tablets. "Be aware of your choices when you use hand devices," says Zahr. "Put pressure on government to halt the development of dangerous AI systems (and) apply new rules and regulations."

"Human Values First"
By Sameer Zahr
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 276 pages | ISBN 9781480861848
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 276 pages | ISBN 9781480861855
E-Book | 276 pages | ISBN 9781480861862
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Sameer Zahr is a retired businessman. His passion is to confront the enigma behind Artificial Intelligence and its potential impact on spiritual values. He wants to help humanity as his main legacy.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit or call 888-242-5904.

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