Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic for years. Dr. Timothy Smith in How to Profit and Protect Yourself from Artificial Intelligence does his audience a favor by setting the scene first. What is AI anyway, and where does it come from. From the abacus and ruler to ENIAC and rule-based systems, mankind has been looking for machines to help solving problems, decision-making or take over repetitive work. Industrial Revolution, Information Age led to possible new disruptive technologies with all kinds of benefits and disbenefits.
The author clearly explains the different kinds of AI, even digs into some of the programming languages and kind of problems that can be solved by which type. From car manufacturers, call centers, internet search engines to lawyers, we all benefit from AI technology. At the same time, there are downsides e.g. further loss of privacy, reliability issues with autonomous cars, and the threat to employment for all jobs that can be (partly) automated. As a newbie or well-trained professional, it’s good to understand the basics of AI, and the consequences of AI applications. Knowledge will help you position yourself, your family, and your career to benefit and protect to a certain level against the negative aspects.
About the author
Dr. Smith’s career in scientific and information research spans the areas of bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, toxicology, and chemistry. He has published a number of peer-reviewed scientific papers. He has worked over the past seventeen years developing advanced analytics, machine learning, and knowledge management tools to enable research and support high-level decision making. Tim completed his Ph.D. in Toxicology at Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Washington.
I received a free copy from the publisher, Twenty-two twenty-eight, in exchange for my personal, unbiased review upon reading.