Chapman and Hall/CRC
224 pages | 34 B/W Illus.
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.
· 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).
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?