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Who's Afraid of AI?

Who's Afraid of AI?
 

A penetrating guide to artificial intelligence: what it is, how it works, and the ways it will define our lives--for better and worse Computer programs can recognize human faces more reliably than humans. They beat us at board games, they bluff better than the best poker players ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781615195503
Barcode 9781615195503
Release Date 11 June 2019 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Ramge, Thomas
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ISBN-13 9781615195503
ISBN-10 1615195505
Stock Release date is 11 June 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint The Experiment LLC
Release Date 11 June 2019
International Publication Date 16 April 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Ramge, Thomas
Category Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
Number of Pages 112
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 178mm
Weight 300g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Inventions & Technology: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 303.483
Catalogue Code 984827

Description of this Book

A penetrating guide to artificial intelligence: what it is, how it works, and the ways it will define our lives--for better and worse Computer programs can recognize human faces more reliably than humans. They beat us at board games, they bluff better than the best poker players in the world, and some of them can almost pass as human. At a breathtaking pace, machines are becoming better and faster at making complex decisions--even compared to us. In Who's Afraid of AI?, a guide to the most awe-inspiring AI achievements--as well as the most frightening--award-winning author Thomas Ramge expertly explains how machines are learning to learn. Plus, he turns our gaze toward the future as he ponders the greatest AI conundrum: What will become of humans when smart machines become more intelligent than us? What happens when, in many ways, we're obsolete?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Exciting, mind boggling, and, yes, unsettling, AI is destined to transform nearly all sectors of industry and our lives in ways that we can't even imagine today. At an inviting length, Who's Afraid of AI? is a wonderful primer on what we need to know and what we need to worry about. --Foreword Reviews
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Thomas Ramge writes regularly for The Economist and is the technology correspondent of the German business magazine brand eins. He's the author of 12 nonfiction books, for which he's received numerous awards. He lives in Berlin.

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