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

by Dormehl, Luke,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction TA347.A78 D67 2017
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  TA347.A78 D67 2017
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Non-Fiction 006.309 DOR
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Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 006.309 DORMEHL
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Collection  Non-fiction
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 006.309 Dor
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
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Northland Public Library Nonfiction 006.309 D73
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Sewickley Public Library Nonfiction 006.3 DOR 2017
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  006.3 DOR 2017
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 broaden itself to include intelligent machines.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "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.--Roche, Rick Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence -- Social aspects.
Publisher New York, New York :2017
Language English
Notes "A TarcherPerigee book."
Description xi, 275 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-263) and index.
ISBN 9780143130581
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