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Sunday, May 06, 2018

The 10 best books on AI | Big Think

"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" according to Mike Colagrossi, Big Think.

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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. Thanks to advances in computer technology, however, AI is advancing now 10 times faster than it had before. AI can also be defined as the capability of a machine to imitate human behavior. The holy grail — and what most people probably think about when they hear AI — is something called artificial general intelligence, or AGI. 

With advanced AGI, robots would, in theory, be able to do anything a human could do. This usually conjures up pictures of anthropomorphic robot butlers or Westworld type androids.
One can get lost in the rich history, rabid speculations, and intriguing fictionalized world of AI. Here are some of the best books on artificial intelligence that’ll guide you and provide a multifaceted view of this incredible technology.
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Source: Big Think (blog)


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