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A brief history of artificial intelligence : what it is, where we are, and where we are going / Michael Wooldridge.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250770745
  • ISBN: 1250770742
  • Physical Description: vii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in Great Britain in 2020 as The Road to Conscious Machines by Pelican, an imprint of Penguin Books UK.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Turing's electronic brains -- The Golden Age -- Knowledge is power -- Robots and rationality -- Deep breakthroughs -- All today -- How we imagine things might go wrong -- How things might actually go wrong -- Conscious machines?
Summary, etc.:
"From Oxford's leading AI researcher comes a fun and accessible tour through the history and future of one of the most cutting edge and misunderstood field in science: Artificial Intelligence The somewhat ill-defined long-term aim of AI is to build machines that are conscious, self-aware, and sentient; machines capable of the kind of intelligent autonomous action that currently only people are capable of. As an AI researcher with 25 years of experience, professor Mike Wooldridge has learned to be obsessively cautious about such claims, while still promoting an intense optimism about the future of the field. There have been genuine scientific breakthroughs that have made AI systems possible in the past decade that the founders of the field would have hailed as miraculous. Driverless cars and automated translation tools are just two examples of AI technologies that have become a practical, everyday reality in the past few years, and which will have a huge impact on our world. While the dream of conscious machines remains, Professor Wooldridge believes, a distant prospect, the floodgates for AI have opened. Wooldridge's A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence is an exciting romp through the history of this groundbreaking field--a one-stop-shop for AI's past, present, and world-changing future"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Artificial intelligence > History.

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