Genius Makers

£9.99

Long dismissed as a technology of the distant future, artificial intelligence was a project consigned to the fringes of the scientific community. Then two researchers changed everything. One was a 64-year old computer science professor and the other was a 36-year-old neuroscientist and chess prodigy. Though they took very different paths, together they helped catapult AI to the forefront of our daily lives and created a business worth billions. This is the story of a technological revolution and the arms race it has sparked among companies such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Elon Musk’s OpenAI. It is also the story of the struggle between international powers, shareholder value, the pursuit of scientific knowledge, and the very human concerns about privacy, security, bias and prejudice that AI raises.

ISBN: 9781847942159 Author: Metz, Cade Publisher: Penguin Books Publication Date: 27th January 2022 Imprint: Penguin Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 006.309 (edition:23) Pages: 320 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

‘This colourful page-turner puts artificial intelligence into a human perspective . . . Metz explains this transformative technology and makes the quest thrilling.’ Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs
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This is the inside story of a small group of mavericks, eccentrics and geniuses who turned Artificial Intelligence from a fringe enthusiasm into a transformative technology. It’s the story of how that technology became big business, creating vast fortunes and sparking intense rivalries. And it’s the story of breakneck advances that will shape our lives for many decades to come – both for good and for ill.
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‘One day soon, when computers are safely driving our roads and speaking to us in complete sentences, we’ll look back at Cade Metz’s elegant, sweeping Genius Makers as their birth story – the Genesis for an age of sentient machines.’ Brad Stone, author of The Everything Store and The Upstarts

‘A ringside seat at what may turn out to be the pivotal episode in human history . . . easy and fun to read . . . undeniably charming.’ Forbes

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