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You Look Like a Thing and I Love You

You Look Like a Thing and I Love You
 

AI is the technology of the future, but how does it actually work? A hilarious, transporting look under the hood of the technology that's changing the world - and why it's dumber than we think

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ISBN 9781472269065
Barcode 9781472269065
Release Date 12 November 2019 by Headline Publishing Group
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Shane, Janelle
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ISBN-13 9781472269065
ISBN-10 1472269063
Stock Release date is 12 November 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Imprint Wildfire
Release Date 12 November 2019
International Release Date 7 November 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Shane, Janelle
Category Other Technologies
Artificial Intelligence
Humour
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

AI is everywhere. It powers the autocorrect function of your iPhone, helps Google Translate understand the complexity of language, and interprets your behaviour to decide which of your friends' Facebook posts you most want to see. In the coming years, it'll perform medical diagnoses and drive your car - and maybe even help our authors write the first lines of their novels. But how does it actually work? Scientist and engineer, Janelle Shane, is the go-to contributor about computer science for the New York Times, Slate, and the New Yorker. Through her hilarious experiments, real-world examples, and illuminating cartoons, she explains how AI understands our world, and what it gets wrong. More than just a working knowledge of AI, she hands readers the tools to be skeptical about claims of a smarter future. A comprehensive study of the cutting-edge technology that will soon power our world, You Look Like a Thing and I Love You is an accessible and hilarious exploration of the future of technology and society. It's Astrophysics for People In a Hurry meets Thing Explainer: an approachable guide to a fascinating scientific topic, presented with clarity, levity, and brevity by an expert in the field with a powerful and growing platform.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Janelle Shane makes the kind of neural networks that go viral. Her quirky creations autonomously stumble and grumble ... the output of her networks is typically silly and charming in equal measure - Slate An accessible primer ... illustrated with charming cartoons, oddball case studies (self-driving cars in Australia were confused by kangaroos), and wry observations about the often-hilarious failures of artificial intelligence to comprehend human contexts - Publishers Weekly Janelle Shane is quickly becoming the internet's neural network queen - Nerdist Creative and hilarious - New York Post Janelle Shane of A.I. Weirdness is awesome - BoingBoing

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Author's Bio

Janelle Shane has a PhD in engineering and a masters in physics. Her graduate research was in the applications of high-powered lasers, and as her day job, she designs artificial reality for insects. In her spare time, she experiments with training an AI to understand humans. She lives in Colorado. @JanelleCShane aiweirdness.com

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