This well-balanced, comprehensive and engaging review surveys the development of Artificial Intelligence over the last sixty years and highlights the likely transformative effects of AI on society over the next few decades.
The past sixty years have witnessed astonishing bursts of growth in the field of Artificial Intelligence – the science and computational technologies that teach machines to sense, learn, reason and take action. AI is already changing our lives, in ways that benefit health, productivity and entertainment. Are we on the threshold of an AI-dominated world, in which humans will no longer be necessary?
Thames & Hudson
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Series: The Big Idea
01 April 2019
Introduction * 1. The Development of AI * 2. The Capabilities of AI Today 3. Limitations and Problems of AI Today * 4. The Future of AI * Conclusion
Dr. Shelly Fan is a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco. Her popular science articles have appeared in Scientific American Mind, and Discover. She works as a contributing editor at Singularity Hub, an online publication with an eye for salient scientific and technological progress, and runs the award-winning science blog NeuroFantastic.
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Fan believes that sophisticated computers will augment our jobs and our lives. In her view, the future of AI is closely linked to the future of mankind and how successfully or unsuccessfully we manage the social, economic and geopolitical challenges in front of us. Informative and up-to-date.