Tomorrow begins right here as we embark on an enthralling and jargon-free journey into the world of computers and the inner recesses of the human mind. Readers encounter everything from the nanotechnology used to make insect-like robots, to the computers that perform surgery and, reminiscent of films like Terminator, computers that can learn by teaching themselves. Assuming no technical expertise whatsoever, author Blay Whitby steers a careful course through this futuristic world, revealing the pervasive impact of AI on our daily lives, in addition to discovering the biggest controversies to dog this fascinating field.
Far from being a futuristic science, artificial intelligence is happening right now, and in this succinct and cutting-edge listen, University of Sussex Professor of Philosophy Blay Whitby guides us through this emerging field. Performed with typical enthusiasm and energy by accomplished audiobook narrator Richard Aspel, this audiobook introduces listeners to everything from nanotechnology and artificial neural nets to autodidactic computers. Including a critique of common myths about AI (like the idea that humans will become enslaved by machines, as in the film The Terminator), this riveting performance is a worthy introduction to the many successes of AI, as well as the field's promising future.
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A great discussion on human thought and computing
Interesting intro level book.
- Andrew Becher