What makes software intelligent?

Everyone, from journalists to investors, sees the growing impact of AI in our lives. But few know what’s under the hood. How do machine learning algorithms work, how did they arise, and where are they going? A detailed yet approachable explanation for the intelligent reader.

Length: 220 pages
Language: English
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About the Author
Giuliano Pezzolo Giacaglia
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Giuliano has held several roles in technology and AI companies, from startups like Bluecore to Microsoft and Facebook. He has long been interested in the rise and applications of artificial intelligence. He holds two degrees from MIT, where he studied under Marvin Minsky, one of the founding fathers of artificial intelligence and founder of the MIT Media Lab. Giuliano also worked under Patrick Henry Winston, former director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, in the Genesis Group, helping to develop an account of human intelligence. This is his first book.

Table of Contents

The Beginning
The Birth of Artificial Intelligence (1952–1956)
Early Demonstrations
Golden Years (1956–1974)
First A.I. Winter (1974–1980)
A.I. Boom (1980–1987)
Second A.I. Winter (1987–1993)
Probabilistic Reasoning (1993–2001)
IBM Watson
Deep Learning
Deep Learning
Convolutional Neural Networks
Software 2.0
Dueling Neural Networks
Data Is the New Oil
Data Privacy
Deep Learning Processors
Sleeping and Learning
Predicting the Future
Robots in the Industry
Machine Learning and Robotics
Self-Driving Cars
The Future of Self-Driving Cars
Industry Efforts
Voice Assistants (Siri)
Law (Judicata)
Real Estate
Economic Impact
Creating Artificial General Intelligence

Does this sound like you?

I see self-driving cars on the road and interact with different A.I. systems, like Siri. I want to learn how these systems work, and understand the likely developments in the area that will affect my life.
I’m deeply concerned about how my data is being harvested by tech companies and would like to understand how these companies can use A.I. to mine and analyze my data. How can my privacy be protected from unintended consequences? Aren’t data leaks inevitable?
From what I see AI doing now, I don’t understand how the technology could potentially achieve human intelligence. I would like to understand how close we are to Artificial General Intelligence.
I see news about artificial intelligence taking over the world, and I have seen some very impressive demos on the internet, with deepfakes and text generation. I would like to understand what the possible economic impacts of AI are, and more broadly how AI is going to impact the world in the near future.
I would like to know more about the history of AI, and how we got where we are now.

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