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Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans

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A sweeping examination of the current state of artificial intelligence and how it is remaking our world

No recent scientific enterprise has proved as alluring, terrifying, and filled with extravagant promise and frustrating setbacks as artificial intelligence. The award-winning author Melanie Mitchell, a leading computer scientist, now reveals its turbulent history and
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Hardcover, First, 336 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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plot twist: this book was written by AI
Jonathan
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I won this book in a First Reads Giveaway. I received an advanced reader copy, so some features (such as an index) are going to be modified or added before final publication.

This book covers the history of artificial intelligence, several of its uses, and the algorithms that make it work. It also includes Professor Mitchell's ideas about the philosophy, ethics, and future of AI. It is written in a very clear style that never gets too technical. You don't need to be a computer scient
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Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
** I won an advance reader copy of this book for free through a Goodreads giveaway. **

This is a well-written and thought-provoking account of the history and potential future of artificial intelligence. The author writes in a style that allows both those who have a background in AI to gain new insight and those who have little to no background to follow along (I understand the basics but am by no means an expert and I had little to no trouble understanding). The author also does an e
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Excellent. I am glad I read this book and would put it in my top recommended for this year. Artificial Intelligence discussed the history and current state of AI. At first I was worried that it would be too technical but Mitchell did an excellent job of explaining most topics so that the general population can understand. I have been interested in AI so I had a general understanding of the issues before reading but there were certain times that I was a bit confused. Luckily, the author would rec ...more
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Well written and thought provoking ! Author does an excellent job!
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Melanie Mitchell is a professor of computer science at Portland State University. She has worked at the Santa Fe Institute and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her major work has been in the areas of analogical reasoning, complex systems, genetic algorithms and cellular automata, and her publications in those fields are frequently cited.

She received her PhD in 1990 from the University o
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