Book Corner

BetweenBrains: Taking Back our AI Future


10 August 2023


Mesterség és intelligencia – Vegyük kezünkbe sorsunkat az MI korában

Original edition: GTPublishDrive, May 2020  •  Omar Hatamleh & Dr. George Tilesch
Hungarian edition: Libri Könyvkiadó, June 2021  • Omar Hatamleh & Dr. George Tilesch

Review and personal recommendation by
Dr. György Beck (SEED Faculty)

The article originally appeared at Nyugati tér online blog – the official blog site by Libri Csoport (in Hungarian).

As the role of the digital technologies and MI is more important than ever in the wake of the pandemic, the Hungarian edition of the ‘Between Brains’ book arrives at the right time for the Hungarian readers (the title in Hungarian: Mesterség és intelligencia – Vegyük kezünkbe sorsunkat az MI korában). Dr. György Tilesch and Dr. Omar Hatamleh’s book tells us everything we need to know about artificial intelligence and its likely future, which will shape the next decades.

The book highlights the similarities and the future possible differences of the human and artificial intelligence, its limitations and the areas where breakthroughs are most likely to occur soon. The second half of the book also gives readers an insight into the world’s powers’ increasingly fierce struggle for supremacy in artificial intelligence. At the same time, the authors provide answers to how the widespread use of AI will affect our everyday work and leisure.

At the John von Neumann Computer Society (NJSZT), we thought it was important to publish this work, because ‘Between Brains’ (in Hungarian: Mesterség és intelligencia – Vegyük kezünkbe sorsunkat az MI korában) is not a textbook, but an interesting reading for both ordinary people and experts interested in the future of our technology, presenting objectively the concerns related to the spread of AI and how to prevent them.

We are particularly pleased that one of the authors, Dr. György Tilesch is also the MI Ambassador of the Neumann Society. Dr. Tilesch lives in the heart of IT developments, in its historic center of Silicon Valley. He is sought after by the US White House for his views on global strategic, social and ethical issues related to the likely impact of AI, and is a member of the US government’s AI Ethics, Human Policy and Data Expert Committees.

Here you can check out the book’s homepage and online version or the print version in English or in Hungarian from the book stores.

Click here to read the original article by Dr. György Beck in Hungarian.

About the authors

Dr. Omar Hatamleh is former Chief Innovation Officer, Engineering at NASA (2015 – March 2020) and Executive Director of the Space Studies Program at the International Space University (2016-2019). Prior to that he was the Deputy Chief Scientist at NASA ARC responsible for identifying new and promising areas of scientific research and supporting technologies that can be integrated into the Center’s capabilities. Omar has 23 years of aerospace industry experience and has published over 33 international journal articles; he has four engineering degrees, speaks four languages, and has been an invited keynote speaker to multiple national and international events.

Dr. George Tilesch is a senior global innovation and AI expert who is a conduit and trusted advisor between the US and EU ecosystems, specializing in AI Strategy, Ethics, Impact, Policy, and Governance. Most recently, he was Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer for Global Affairs at Ipsos, where he led the Digital Impact & Governance research and advisory practice and coordinated AI thought leadership. His global senior executive and strategy consulting leadership track record span decades with government leaders worldwide; Microsoft and Fortune 50 Tech corporations; international organizations and global think tanks; startups/scaleups; and global social innovation leaders. He is a frequent keynote speaker at major innovation conferences and a guest lecturer at US and EU universities.