The Road to Conscious Machines - The Story of AI

Author(s): Michael Wooldridge

design + technology

The ultimate dream of AI is to build machines that are conscious and self-aware. While this remains a remote possibility, rapid progress in AI is transforming our world. Yet the public debate is still largely centred on unlikely prospects, from sentient machines to dystopian robot takeovers.Michael Wooldridge challenges the prevailing narrative, revealing how the hype distracts us from both the more immediate risks that this technology poses - from algorithmic bias to fake news - and the true life-changing potential of the field. The Road to Conscious Machines elucidates the discoveries of AI's greatest pioneers from Alan Turing to Demis Hassabis, and shows us what today's researchers actually think and do.


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General Fields

  • : 9780241333907
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : March 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael Wooldridge
  • : Paperback
  • : 416