Artificial Intelligence (WIRED guides)

Artificial Intelligence (WIRED guides)

How Machine Learning Will Shape the Next Decade


The past decade has witnessed extraordinary advances in artificial intelligence. But what precisely is it and where does its future lie?

In this brilliant, one-stop guide WIRED journalist Matt Burgess explains everything you need to know about AI. He describes how it works. He looks at the ways in which it has already brought us everything from voice recognition software to self-driving cars, and explores its potential for further revolutionary change in almost every area of our daily lives. He examines the darker side of machine learning: its susceptibility to hacking; its tendency to discriminate against particular groups; and its potential misuse by governments. And he addresses the fundamental question: can machines become as intelligent as human beings?


  • In this book Burgess manages to cover all the key AI trends and developments over the last 60 years . . . delivers an informative and readable guide to all the main events that have taken place to date . . . We found this one helpful for a new or general reader and would recommend it to those looking for a good place to start in this field.
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About the authors

Matthew Burgess

Matt Burgess is the deputy digital editor at WIRED UK.
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