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Artificial intelligence : building smarter machines

by McPherson, Stephanie Sammartino,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
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Brentwood Library Young Adult Non Fiction YOUNG ADULT 006.3 McPherson
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Young Adult Non Fiction
Call Number  YOUNG ADULT 006.3 McPherson
CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Non-Fiction Q335.4.M387 2018x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Teen Department - Teen Non-Fiction
Call Number  Q335.4.M387 2018x
Carnegie Library of Homestead Teen Nonfiction YA 006.3 McPh
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Teen Nonfiction
Call Number  YA 006.3 McPh
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Non-Fiction YA 006.3 MCP
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  YA 006.3 MCP
Monroeville Public Library Teen Books Y 006.3 MCPHERSON
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Teen Books
Call Number  Y 006.3 MCPHERSON
Penn Hills Library Youth Y 006.3 MCP
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Youth
Call Number  Y 006.3 MCP

In 2011 a computer named Watson outscored two human competitors on the TV quiz show Jeopardy! and snagged the million-dollar prize. Watson isn't the only machine keeping up with humans. The field of artificial intelligence (AI) is booming, with drones, robots, and computers handling tasks that once only humans could perform.

Such advances raise challenging questions. Do Watson and other computers really think? Can machines acquire self-awareness? Is AI a promising or a dangerous technology? No machine, not even Watson, yet comes close to matching human intelligence, but many scientists believe it is only a matter of time before we reach this milestone. What will such a future look like?

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The concept of artificial intelligence, or AI, shouldn't be new to most young readers, since it's a frequent feature of sci-fi movies, TV shows, and even the game show Jeopardy!, which famously featured a computer contestant, Watson, that beat its human competitors. There's more to AI than a dystopian future of robot overlords, however, and McPherson cogently lays out the concept from its inception, with Lovelace and Babbage's analytical engine, to contemporary research on the topic, including neural mapping, the ways AI is already integrated into current technology, and depictions in popular culture. In addition to laying out the basic research at hand, McPherson also raises critical questions, such whether we should allow computers to make ethical choices, given that those circumstances are so complicated that a simple algorithm likely wouldn't suffice. On magazinelike pages packed with inset boxes and sidebars, as well as photos of scientists and their machines, McPherson's straightforward, accessible text offers fascinating, thought-provoking, and up-to-date information on a high-interest, very relevant topic to contemporary teens. Extensive back matter includes further reading and source notes.--Lock, Anita Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Artificial intelligence -- Juvenile literature.
Artificial intelligence -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Artificial intelligence -- Technological innovations -- Juvenile literature.
Conscious automata -- Juvenile literature.
Robots -- Control -- Juvenile literature.
Artificial intelligence.
Publisher Minneapolis :2018
Language English
Description 104 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 98-99) and index.
ISBN 9781512418262
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