An illustrated journey through the past, present, and future of artificial intelligence, from popular science author Cliff Pickover. From medieval robots and Boolean algebra to facial recognition, artificial neural networks, and adversarial patches, this fascinating history takes readers on a vast tour through the world of artificial intelligence. Award-winning author Clifford A. Pickover (The Math Book, The Physics Book, Death & the Afterlife) explores the historic and current applications of AI in such diverse fields as computing, medicine, popular culture, mythology, and philosophy, and considers the enduring threat to humanity should AI grow out of control. Across 100 illustrated entries, Pickover provides an entertaining and informative look into when artificial intelligence began, how it developed, where it’s going, and what it means for the future of human-machine interaction.
About the Author
Clifford A. Pickover has published more than 50 books, translated into a dozen languages, on topics ranging from science and mathematics to religion, art, and history. He received his PhD from Yale University and has been granted more than 400 US patents. Pickover has nearly 32,000 Twitter followers and three million tweet-views a month. His book, The Math Book, won the Neumann Prize, awarded every two years for the best book on the history of mathematics aimed at a broad audience. His other books include The Physics Book and Death & the Afterlife.