The 10 best books on artificial intelligence

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Artificial intelligence has been the stuff of mad dreams, and sometimes nightmares, throughout our collective history. We've come a long way from a 15th century automaton knight crafted by Leonardo da Vinci. Within the past century, artificial intelligence has inched itself further into our realities and day to day lives and there is now no doubt we're entering into a new age of intelligence. Early computing technology ushered in a new branch of computer science dealing with the simulated intelligence of machines. In recent history, we've used AI for common tasks, such as playing against the computer in chess matches and other game play behaviors.


Want to Get Up to Speed on A.I.? Read These 7 Books

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Ask any expert about artificial intelligence and they'll tell you it's going to radically change the world. Ask them for specifics on how and they'll probably start fighting. Leading researchers in the field can't agree if smart machines are an apocalyptic threat to humanity or the key to a blissful, leisure-filled future. Will robots steal most of our jobs driving vicious inequality, or will the dirty and boring jobs of today just be replaced by new, better ones? With some of the country's biggest brains battling over the issue, do the rest of us non-experts have any hope of wrapping our heads around the capabilities of one of the most important technologies transforming our lives?


10 Artificial Intelligence and Robots books you should read today - KnowStartup

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Artificial Intelligence is changing the way we think of technology. It is radically changing the various aspects of our daily life. Companies are now significantly making investments in AI to boost their future businesses. One of the best ways to decide which books could be useful for your career to understand AI is to look at which books others are reading. You need to seek knowledge that is going to benefit you.


Countering the Frankenstein Complex

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Isaac Asimov coined the term "Frankenstein Complex" to describe the fear that the general public has towards humanmade technologies when they invade the realm commonly considered to be God's domain. Recently, several people have made a name for themselves partially by fanning this flame. This poster demonstrates some of the historical evidence of this fear and provides reasons why it is unfounded. Finally, it suggests a way for the AI community to help ameliorate the public's fear of a marauding species of homicidal robots.


Where AI and ethics meet

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Given a swell of dire warnings about the future of artificial intelligence over the last few years, the field of AI ethics has become a hive of activity. These warnings come from a variety of experts such as Oxford University's Nick Bostrom, but also from more public figures such as Elon Musk and the late Stephen Hawking. The picture they paint is bleak. In response, many have dreamed up sets of principles to guide AI researchers and help them negotiate the maze of human morality and ethics. Now, a paper in Nature Machine Intelligence throws a spanner in the works by claiming that such high principles, while laudable, will not give us the ethical AI society we need.