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Artificial intelligence : rise of the lightspeed learners / Charles Jennings.

Self-learning machines called AIs are popping up all around us. They're real, and really important. They're affecting our lives--as workers, consumers, investors, citizens, patients and students. AIs bring huge promise, but also existential risk. The biggest risk isn't killer robots--it's the renegade leaders, despots, and unrestrained hackers everywhere we should worry about. Charles Jennings' insightful new book, Artificial Intelligence: The Rise of the Lightspeed Learners presents sides of AI most people have never even considered before. That surprises are a main product of AIs. That AI cybersecurity is much more critical than traditional IT security. That, as Vladimir Putin put it, "the country that leads in AI will control the world." Jennings blends insights into Silicon Valley, Washington D.C., and Beijing with insider AI stories, irreverent humor and strong opinions. He explores the global AI ecosystem from Cambridge to Beijing; and provides a stark assessment of AI activity in China--where he lived for two years working with senior government officials. He claims that the U.S. and China are in an AI horserace that will be the most important technology contest ever, with the outcome still very much in doubt. Consisting of stories, musings, interviews, and more, it provides a timely and accessible explanation of AI and its key issues to the general reading public. -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781538185438
  • ISBN: 1538185431
  • Physical Description: xvi, 199 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2023]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-189) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
An uncanny ability to learn -- Not your father's AI -- The singularity games -- Truckin' in flip flops -- Ben Franklin's purse -- A modest proposal -- Uncle Sam vs. Red Star -- The porn star's deepfake and other security paradoxes -- AIs in the government henhouse -- The AI casino -- Of poetry, poodles, and crows -- The way forward.
Subject: Artificial intelligence.
Genre: Informational works.

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