Basher Science Mini: Artificial Intelligence: When Computers Get Smart! (Hardcover)
• What does ancient Algorithm have to do with super-modern AI?
• How does Facial Recognition spot a face in the crowd?
• Who do International Space Station astronauts call on when their hands are full?
Come and meet the smartest artificial intelligences of the past, present, and future. This cutting-edge book introduces pioneering AI machines such as Watson and Sophia, and lifts the lid on how they work. Meet machines that look like humans, pit your wits against AlphaGo and Deep Blue, and seek advice from Recommendation Engine. With The Code Room, there is even a chance to imagine what it is like to be an AI yourself. There’s nothing smarter than that!
Basher Science Mini: Artificial Intelligence explains what AI is and how computers are aiding humans in everyday tasks. AI is already shaping the world and computers will be taking on more and more human-type tasks in the future. But there’s no need to be afraid of AI. It is here to help, not takeover, despite what you might see in sci fi films.
Perfect for home or school, Basher's highly original books make difficult concepts tangible, understandable, and even lovable. Chatty first-person text and stylish, contemporary character illustrations give a voice, personality, and story to each topic—a brilliant way to communicate science.
About the Author
Tom Jackson is a science writer based in Bristol, UK. Tom specialises in recasting science and technology into lively historical narratives. After almost 20 years of writing, Tom has uncovered a wealth of stories that help to bring technical content alive and create new ways of enjoying learning about science. In his time, Tom has been a zoo keeper, travel writer, buffalo catcher and filing clerk, but he now writes for adults and children, for books, magazines and TV.
Artist and designer Simon Basher has fun playing in the world of contemporary character design. Inspired by a love of simple line work and a rich color palette, his characters fill the gap between edgy manga and the cuteness of Hello Kitty. He lives in England.