The Impact on our Lives.
From diagnosing diseases to navigating spacecraft, from challenging us in video games to selling us products on the Internet, artificial intelligence (AI) now affects every aspect of our lives. Over the last fifty years, researchers have created AI systems that are startlingly close to human intelligence in their capabilities, and progress continues to accelerate.
This wide-ranging book looks at the origins and applications of AI - in robotics, science, industry, war and entertainment - and explores the exciting implications, and underlying risks, of future AI developments.
The '21st Century Debates' series looks at the way in which technology affects our lives. At the dawn of a new millennium, humanity finds itself equipped with unprecedented powers in the areas of science, communication and social control. Where are these new technologies taking us? Are they leading to the kind of society in which we want to live? This series examines the difficult decisions and awesome responsibilities faced by governments, organisations and individuals concerned with the effects of such rapid progress.
- Publication Date:
- 07 / 11 / 2002
- 171 x 244mm