Toby Walsh – Machines That Think: The Future of A.I.

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Toby Walsh - Machines That Think

Scientist Toby Walsh uses his career spent developing Artificial Intelligence in a realistic look at its technological challenges and the likely effect of AI on the future in his forthcoming book, Machines that Think: The Future of Artificial Intelligence (OSD 2/20/2018). Popular science readers with an interest in artificial intelligence and technology’s impact on society, as well as anyone interested in the future of business and economics will not want to miss this survey of AI today and where it will take us.

Walsh takes a realistic look at the technological challenges and assesses the likely effect of AI on the future to ask “How will Artificial Intelligence impact our lives?”

Will automation take away most of our jobs?
Is a “technological singularity” near?
What is the chance that robots will take over?
How do we best prepare for this future?

“AI researcher Toby Walsh’s Machines That Think is for anyone who has heard the hype and is seeking a critical assessment of what the technology can do — and what it might do in the future. Walsh’s conversational style is welcoming to nonexperts while his endnotes point readers to opportunities for deeper dives into specific aspects of AI.”

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Machines That Think: The Future of Artificial Intelligence by Toby Walsh

A scientist who has spent a career developing Artificial Intelligence takes a realistic look at the technological challenges and assesses the likely effect of AI on the future.

How will Artificial Intelligence impact our lives? Toby Walsh, one of the leading AI researchers in the world, takes a critical look at the impact Artificial Intelligence is set to have on our lives.

Based on a deep understanding of the technology, Walsh describes where Artificial Intelligence is today, and where it will take us.

Will automation take away most of our jobs?
Is a “technological singularity” near?
What is the chance that robots will take over?
How do we best prepare for this future?

The author concludes that, if we plan well, thinking machines could be our greatest…

“A comprehensive overview that avoids the hype and explains what AI can actually do, written by an expert practitioner of the field.” – PETER NORVIG, director of research at Google, and coauthor of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach

“You’ve heard the hype; now read about the reality from one of the leading researchers in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). In his elegant prose, Toby Walsh describes the past, present, and future of AI—culminating in ten tantalizing predictions for the impact of AI on medicine, transportation, entertainment, and more by 2050.” – OREN ETZIONI, CEO, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

“A whirlwind tour through the history and the future of AI—and why it matters to all of us. A must-read.” – SEBASTIAN THRUN, founder of Google X, cofounder of Udacity, former professor of computer science and electrical engineering at Stanford University, and Google Fellow

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