French rights sold to The Peace Machine by Timo Honkela: Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for World Peace

We are extremely happy to announce that the prestigious French publisher Éditions Saint-Simon has acquired the French rights of Professor Timo Honkela’s book The Peace Machine (Rauhankone, Gaudeamus).

This important ”brainy book” explains how artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used to build a more peaceful and prosperous future for all of humanity.

Les Éditions Saint-Simon,  established 18 years ago, are very happy to publish The Peace Machine of the great Professor Timo Honkela. After having published the greatest Anglo-Saxon authors: Tom Friedman, Francis Fukuyama, Tom Holland, Niall Ferguson etc. it is an honor to add Timo Honkela into our catalogue. In The Peace Machine Professor Honkela offers a very personal approach to a subject yet so technical and scientific. The autobiographical perspective creates an immediate proximity with the reader and helps the reader to get into the heart of the subject. It adds real value to the text, and opens the subject to the wide audience. A brilliant book.”
– France Roque, Publisher, Éditions Saint-Simon

Testimonial by Professor Donald WunschMissouri University of Science and Technology, USA
“The peace machine is a lovely hope, but is it a realistic one? Perhaps it is even inevitable. But the Peace Machine can move even further. Machines that help us communicate, analyze, and learn are a major opportunity to bring us what we all want – a more peaceful life and world. May Timo Honkela’s vision of a Peace Machine be swift and inexorable. It is more than a lovely hope; it is the most likely outcome.”

Endorsement by Pekka Haavisto, MP & President of the European Institute of Peace, Finland
”Professor Honkela’s idea to use the artificial intelligence to serve the peace is both respectable and fascinating. In the future, the peace machine might help the conflict parties to find optimal solutions, or it might give advice to the UN Security Council to advance global security. But it can also be an app in our phone, solving everyday conflicts. I recommend this book to everyone who wants new perspectives for peace making.” 

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Rauhankone. Tekoälytutkijan testamentti 
Gaudeamus 2017, 285 pp.

Gaudeamus (Orig.)
Éditions Saint-Simon

Finnish edition
English manuscript

About author

Timo Honkela

Timo Honkela researched artificial intelligence and machine learning for over 30 years, and served as a professor in three universities, including his post as Professor of Digital Information Research in Helsinki University. The Peace Machine is his testament, in which he talks about his life work in hopes of inspiring other people to continue the important work.


2017, General Nonfiction, Parenting & Educational

Peace Machine

Timo Honkela