Summary of Thinking Machines
From THINKING MACHINES by Luke Dormehl. Summarized by arrangement with TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
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In his engaging overview of artificial intelligence (AI), tech journalist Luke Dormehl lucidly sets out the origins of AI, probes its applications and speculates with relish about its wider or wilder potential – for good, ill or some incomprehensible moral hinterland. “Narrow AI” pervades modern life – in wearable devices, smartphones, smart homes, translation apps, digital assistants, and more – while a “wide AI” looms. This presages great benefit – or maybe a “Technological Singularity” that will displace humankind from cognitive dominance.
About the Author
United Kingdom-based journalist Luke Dormehl‘s previous books include The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems…and Create More.
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