General Information =================== Title: Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans Author: Melanie Mitchell Read By: Abby Craden, Melanie Mitchell, Tony Wolf Copyright: 2019 Audiobook Copyright: 2019 Genre: Audiobook Publisher: Macmillan Audio Duration: 9 hours, 33 minutes, 50 seconds Chapters: 17 ASIN: B07YBHQMRK Media Information ================= Source Format: Audible AAX Source Sample Rate: 44100 Hz Source Channels: 2 Source Bitrate: 126 kbits Lossless Encode: Yes Encoded Codec: AAC / M4B Encoded Sample Rate: 44100 Hz Encoded Channels: 2 Encoded Bitrate: 126 kbits Ripper: inAudible 1.97 Book Description ================ This program includes an introduction read by the author. 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 the recent surge of apparent successes, grand hopes, and emerging fears that surround AI. In Artificial Intelligence, Mitchell turns to the most urgent questions concerning AI today: How intelligent - really - are the best AI programs? How do they work? What can they actually do, and when do they fail? How humanlike do we expect them to become, and how soon do we need to worry about them surpassing us? Along the way, she introduces the dominant methods of modern AI and machine learning, describing cutting-edge AI programs, their human inventors, and the historical lines of thought that led to recent achievements. She meets with fellow experts like Douglas Hofstadter, the cognitive scientist and Pulitzer Prize - winning author of the modern classic G÷del, Escher, Bach, who explains why he is ôterrifiedö about the future of AI. She explores the profound disconnect between the hype and the actual achievements in AI, providing a clear sense of what the field has accomplished and how much farther it has to go. Interweaving stories about the science and the people behind it, Artificial Intelligence brims with clear-sighted, captivating, and approachable accounts of the most interesting and provocative modern work in AI, flavored with MitchellÆs humor and personal observations. This frank, lively book will prove an indispensable guide to understanding todayÆs AI, its quest for ôhuman-levelö intelligence, and its impacts on all of our futures.