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Cunning Machines

Your Pocket Guide to the World of Artificial Intelligence, 1st Edition

By James Osinski

Chapman and Hall/CRC

224 pages | 34 B/W Illus.

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Description

Artificial Intelligence is all around us – in the news, in our homes, in our phones, in our cars – everywhere. While AI is becoming more ubiquitous in our daily lives, many people don’t have a fair understanding of what AI is and how it works. This book aims to address this gap in knowledge by giving readers a pocket guide to the world of AI.

Features:

· Provides an accessible and easy-to-understand guide to AI for non-technical readers

· Covers basic concepts in AI, their history, and the inspirations that helped them to materialize

· Describes what AI is, where to find it, how scientists try to evaluate it, and the main limitations for AI

· Explores the most popular AI techniques in a very readable and comprehensible way, using anecdotes and simple examples

This book is accessible for all. It will be valuable to teachers who wish to enrich their classes with some interesting and popular topics; sales managers and business analysts who wish to better understand the IT world; and finally, politicians and journalists who take part in debates on latest technologies.

Jędrzej Osiński earned a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and has published 14 scientific papers to date as well as co-authoring two books. He has over ten years of experience working in IT companies of different sizes, domains (web, telecom, banking, e-learning), organisation structure and locations (Poland, Ireland, UK).

Table of Contents

Scientific Manifesto. Introduction – Magic revealed. Artificial Intelligence – a sci-fi phrase that changes the World. What is A.I.? Strong artificial intelligence. Turing test. Algorithm or heuristic? “I want to play a game.” Are we there yet? Neural networks – a brainstorming inside a PC. Everything is a number. Secrets of artificial brain. Brainstorming. Layers and liars. Artificial reasoning. Deep Thought. Genetic algorithms – for the Galapagos Islands to computer-composed symphony. Evolution squeezed into milliseconds. Artificial DNA. The birth of life. Natural selection Crossover – a new generation builds a new world. X-men among us. Evolution of a solution. Evolution in IT. Monte Carlo method – unexpected benefit of gambling. How much is π?

About the Author

Jedrzej Osinski, PhD, earned his PhD in Artificial Intelligence and has a strong research background in computer science. He has published 14 scientific papers to date as well being the co-author of two books. During his academic career he was working in government grants and lecturing about software testing and products, AI applications and IT business start-ups. He has participated in a number of different conferences as a speaker, papers reviewer and organizer. His scientific interests are mostly focused on spatio-temporal modelling and reasoning, knowledge representation, natural language processing, qualitative calculus and fuzzy sets.

Dr Osinski has over ten years of experience working in IT companies of different sizes, domains (web, telecom, banking, e-learning), organization structures and locations (Poland, Ireland, UK). Currently he combines the roles of certified senior QA engineer, line manager and business analyst to support software projects for some of world’s best-known brands.

He is also involved in various initiatives promoting AI, science and modern technologies e.g. blog posts, science days, invited talks, as well as radio and TV appearances.

Dr Osinski wears Hawaiian shirts every single day and tweets as @dr_hawaii

About the Series

Chapman & Hall/CRC Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM004000
COMPUTERS / Intelligence (AI) & Semantics
COM012040
COMPUTERS / Programming / Games
COM014000
COMPUTERS / Computer Science
COM037000
COMPUTERS / Machine Theory
COM051240
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / Systems Analysis & Design
TEC037000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Robotics