“Machines will be capable, within twenty years, of doing any work a man can do.” This was the confident pronouncement of artificial intelligence pioneer Herb Simon in 1965.
“The Book of Why offers a popular science history and explanation of the mathematics of causation. . . . written in a simple and entertaining style . . .”
From social media to Netflix AI has already infiltrated our daily lives. . . . Are we on the threshold of an AI dominated reality? . . . Will humans be superseded by AI?
“Why are futurists so often wrong, and why do we even listen to them given their poor track record?”
In Our Own Image will make accessible to readers many of the complex issues behind artificial intelligence (AI).
Over the past few days this February 2011, a computer called Watson, built and programmed by IBM researchers, has played the game of Jeopardy! against two of the contest’s best players.