Architects of Intelligence: The Truth about AI from the People Building it

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Packt Publishing Limited, 2018 - Biography & Autobiography - 546 pages

Bestselling author Martin Ford talks to a hall-of-fame list of the world's top AI experts, delving into the future of AI, its impact on society and the issues we should be genuinely concerned about as the field advances. This is the hardcover edition of the book.

Key Features:

  • Interviews with AI leaders and practitioners
  • A snapshot of the current state of AI, where it is headed and how it will impact society
  • Voices from across AI and the scientific community

Book Description:

How will AI evolve and what major innovations are on the horizon? What will its impact be on the job market, economy, and society? What is the path toward human-level machine intelligence? What should we be concerned about as artificial intelligence advances?

Architects of Intelligence contains a series of in-depth, one-to-one interviews where New York Times bestselling author, Martin Ford, uncovers the truth behind these questions from some of the brightest minds in the Artificial Intelligence community.

Martin has wide-ranging conversations with twenty-three of the world's foremost researchers and entrepreneurs working in AI and robotics: Demis Hassabis (DeepMind), Ray Kurzweil (Google), Geoffrey Hinton (Univ. of Toronto and Google), Rodney Brooks (Rethink Robotics), Yann LeCun (Facebook), Fei-Fei Li (Stanford and Google), Yoshua Bengio (Univ. of Montreal), Andrew Ng (AI Fund), Daphne Koller (Stanford), Stuart Russell (UC Berkeley), Nick Bostrom (Univ. of Oxford), Barbara Grosz (Harvard), David Ferrucci (Elemental Cognition), James Manyika (McKinsey), Judea Pearl (UCLA), Josh Tenenbaum (MIT), Rana el Kaliouby (Affectiva), Daniela Rus (MIT), Jeff Dean (Google), Cynthia Breazeal (MIT), Oren Etzioni (Allen Institute for AI), Gary Marcus (NYU), and Bryan Johnson (Kernel).

Martin Ford is a prominent futurist, and author of Financial Times Business Book of the Year, Rise of the Robots. He speaks at conferences and companies around the world on what AI and automation might mean for the future.

This is the hardcover edition of the book.

What You Will Learn:

  • The state of modern AI
  • How AI will evolve and the breakthroughs we can expect
  • Insights into the minds of AI founders and leaders
  • How and when we will achieve human-level AI
  • The impact and risks associated with AI and its impact on society and the economy

Who this book is for:

Anybody with an interest in artificial intelligence and the role it will play in the future of human life and work will find this a fascinating read. The discussions here are not only of interest to scientists and technologists, but to the wider reading public.

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About the author (2018)

Martin Ford is the author of The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment which won the Business Book of the Year 2015 award in the UK. The award is worth AUD$64,300.

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