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Thinking machines : the quest for artificial intelligence--and where it's taking us next / Luke Dormehl.

Dormehl, Luke, author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Breckenridge Public Library 006.309 DOR (Text) 33500012469599 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library 006.309 DOR (Text) 33500012469581 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780143130581 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 0143130587 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : TarcherPerigee, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: "A fascinating look at Artificial Intelligence, from its humble Cold War beginnings to the dazzling future that is just around the corner. When most of us think about Artificial Intelligence, our minds go straight to cyborgs, robots, and sci-fi thrillers where machines take over the world. But the truth is that Artificial Intelligence is already among us. It exists in our smartphones, fitness trackers, and refrigerators that tell us when the milk will expire. In some ways, the future people dreamed of at the World's Fair in the 1960s is already here. We're teaching our machines how to think like humans, and they're learning at an incredible rate. In Thinking Machines, technology journalist Luke Dormehl takes you through the history of AI and how it makes up the foundations of the machines that think for us today. Furthermore, Dormehl speculates on the incredible--and possibly terrifying--future that's much closer than many would imagine. This remarkable book will invite you to marvel at what now seems commonplace and to dream about a future in which the scope of humanity may need to widen to include intelligent machines"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 March #1
    Significant advances in artificial intelligence have come slower than expected, according to British technology journalist Dormehl in this entertaining history of the AI industry. At the first official AI conference at Dartmouth College in 1956, computer scientists claimed they needed only one summer to prove the worth of independently thinking computers. Six decades later, naysayers claim "true" AI is still missing. They hold that chess-playing computers and Apple's Siri are just clever programming. Regardless of whether machines have yet to have original thoughts, our way of life has been rocked by the proliferation of intelligent machines in manufacturing, the military, medicine, financial markets, transportation, education, and consumers' homes. Progress comes at a cost. Dormehl claims AI is just now maturing and rapidly expanding applications may soon displace half of the blue and white collar workers in technologically advanced countries. With interesting real-life characters (including Alan Turing and Marvin Minsky) and stories about headline-news smart devices, Thinking Machines is an easy introduction for readers wanting insight into how technology fits into their lives. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

LUKE DORMEHL is a technology journalist, filmmaker and author, who has written for Fast Company, Wired, Consumer Reports, Politico, The L.A. Times, and other publications. He is also the author of The Apple Revolution and The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems... And Create More.

Subject: Artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence > Social aspects.
COMPUTERS / Intelligence (AI) & Semantics.
SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects.
Artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence > Social aspects.
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