It’s Alive! Artificial Intelligence from the Logic Piano to Killer Robots, by Professor Toby Walsh
I found this book tremendously helpful in providing:
- a historical overview about Artificial Intelligence
- confident answers to some key questions
I recommend it especially to the non-technical reader who wants to understand what’s happening, without having to become a tech expert.
From the publisher’s blurb:
There are few other human inventions that are likely to have as large an impact on our lives as machines that can think . . . The steam engine liberated our muscles; the computer is set to liberate our minds.
But where will AI technologies take us in the future? Will thinking machines destroy our jobs? Could their intelligence surpass our own? Could the rise of AI threaten the very existence of humanity?
Leading researcher Toby Walsh takes us on a surprising and inspiring journey through the story of Artificial Intelligence – revealing how it is already transforming our societies, our economies and even ourselves – and makes ten fascinating predictions about what it will have achieved by the year 2050.
Humanistic Artificial Intelligence – TED talk by Tom Gruber, Co-creator of Siri.