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  • Thinking Machines

  • The Inside Story of Artificial Intelligence and Our Race to Build the Future
  • By: Luke Dormehl
  • Narrated by: Gus Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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The year 2016 marks the 60-year anniversary of the phrase 'artificial intelligence', and in this fascinating audiobook Luke Dormehl charts the weird and wonderful journey of one of mankind's greatest projects, the creation of Thinking Machines. This is a story of what it means to be human in the face of accelerating machine intelligence. It's about trying to make computers that are smarter than we are and what happens when it goes wrong. About what creativity means when all knowledge is data that can be stored on microchips.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great summary of the field with some hidden gems

  • By Neil Stoker on 29-08-17

a great catch up for the non specialist

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Reviewed: 21-06-18

Entertaining, humorous and interesting. Thoroughly enjoyable. The reader almost sounds like a computer reader in part, which adds a quirky twist.