BOOK OF MONTH

Artificial Intelligence Book of June 2017

The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer: David Leavitt A “skillful and literate” (New York Times Book Review) biography of the persecuted genius who helped create the modern computer. To solve one of the great mathematical problems of his day, Alan Turing proposed an imaginary computer. Then, attempting to break a Nazi code during World War II, he successfully designed and built one, thus

Artificial Intelligence Book of May 2017

Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn and TensorFlow: Concepts, Tools, and Techniques to Build Intelligent Systems: Aurélien Géron Through a series of recent breakthroughs, deep learning has boosted the entire field of machine learning. Now, even programmers who know close to nothing about this technology can use simple, efficient tools to implement programs capable of learning from data. This practical book shows you how. By using concrete examples, minimal theory, and

Artificial Intelligence Book of April 2017

Thinking Machines: The Quest for Artificial Intelligence–and Where It’s Taking Us Next by Luke Dormehl A fascinating look at Artificial Intelligence, from its humble Cold War beginnings to the dazzling future that is just around the corner. When most of us think about Artificial Intelligence, our minds go straight to cyborgs, robots, and sci-fi thrillers where machines take over the world. But the truth is that Artificial Intelligence is already

Artificial Intelligence Book of March 2017

To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death (Mark O’Connell) “Flesh is a dead format,” writes Mark O’Connell in To Be a Machine, his new nonfiction book about the contemporary transhumanist movement. It’s an alarming statement, but don’t kill the messenger: As he’s eager to explain early in the book, the author is not a transhumanist himself. Instead, he’s used

Artificial Intelligence Book of February 2017

“How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed” is a non-fiction book about brains, both human and artificial, by the inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil. First published in hardcover on November 13, 2012, “How to Create a Mind” became a New York Times Best Seller. Kurzweil describes a series of thought experiments which suggest to him that the brain contains a hierarchy of pattern recognizers. Based on

Artificial Intelligence Book of January 2017

Deep learning: Ian Goodfellow and Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville Deep learning is a form of machine learning that enables computers to learn from experience and understand the world in terms of a hierarchy of concepts. Because the computer gathers knowledge from experience, there is no need for a human computer operator to formally specify all the knowledge that the computer needs. The hierarchy of concepts allows the computer to learn complicated

Artificial Intelligence Book of December 2016

The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology is a 2006 non-fiction book about artificial intelligence and the future of humanity by inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil. Ray Kurzweil is one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a twenty-year track record of accurate predictions. Called “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by

Artificial Intelligence Book of November 2016

Are you in charge of your own future? Maybe not, a new book argues, but there’s still an opportunity to change that. Heartificial Intelligence, by John C. Havens.. In Heartificial Intelligence, author John C. Havens introduces a realm of algorithms and smart machines well beyond anything you might know about. How do we navigate a world in which software is intelligent enough to learn from our behaviors and manipulate us

Artificial Intelligence Book of October 2016

Besides being a profound and entertaining meditation on human thought and creativity, this book looks at the surprising points of contact between the music of Bach, the artwork of Escher, and the mathematics of Gödel. It also looks at the prospects for computers and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for mimicking human thought. Twenty years after it topped the bestseller charts, Douglas R. Hofstadter’s Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid is

Artificial Intelligence Book of September 2016

Surviving AI: The Promise and Peril of Artificial Intelligence.. Good book for the curious about Artificial Intelligence. Calum Chace did a good job of providing an overview of the history of AI, how we got to where we are and some possibilities of what is to come. Fascinating look into our future.. Artificial intelligence is our most powerful technology and, in the coming decades, it’ll change everything in our lives.