Over the course of the past ten years, the field of artificial intelligence has seen a revolutionary amount of progress. A steadily increasing number of practical applications are already changing the world today. In the field of medicine, diagnostic AI applications are capable of matching or even surpassing the best doctors in the world. One day soon, the technology that makes this expertise possible will be affordable and available worldwide- not only for medicine, but for transportation, industry, and every other sphere of humanity.
"Martin Ford makes a compelling case for why artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most transformative technologies of our time. He argues that AI is uniquely powerful and is already altering every dimension of human life - often for the better."
"This is far and away the best and most engaging book I have read about artificial intelligence and its implications for society and the economy. It offers very clear explanations of how AI technologies like deep learning work and has a great sectionon the future of the field and the different approaches being taken to get AI to the next level. The book also has great coverage of robotics and self-driving cars, and the main risks associated with AI, including job losses from automation, deepfakes, racial/gender bias, autonomous weapons, and existentialthreats from superintelligence."
"This is an insightful and thought-provoking book that delves into the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on various aspects of our lives. Ford’s clear and concise writing style, combined with his vast knowledge of the subject, makes this book an excellent resource for both experts and novices in the field of AI.Ford begins by explaining the basics of AI and its historical development, providing readers with a solid foundation to understand the subsequent chapters. He then explores the potential implications of AI in different industries, from healthcare to transportation, manufacturing to education."
There is near-universal agreement that schools must find ways to transform older teaching practices in order to harness the tools that students have at their disposal today. This book introduces you to many of the most useful tools and concepts for an education setting so that you can decide, along with
This book lays out an impressive, well-articulated set of trends that have affected or will soon affect local governments throughout the nation through technology. Amazingly, as Dr. Shark points out, all of this massive change has occurred within the past 12 years. While technology trends continue to play out in the
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