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Artificial Intelligence

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Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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Summary

Will AI lead to the transformation of society as we know it, or bring about its destruction?

Join technology journalist, Geoff White (The Dark Web), on a journey to discover how AI is already disrupting our lives. From warfare to the world of work, and finance to fine art, we experience AI every day - often without realising. Its effects will only increase in the coming years.

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Just Scratches the Surface!

If you know absolutely nothing about AI and the ways it has recently been employed and tested then this could well be a decent way to pique your interest in what has to be one of the most fascinating technologies of our times. I, personally, know very, very little about AI but this series didn't take me any further or point me in any new directions.

It is an amazing concept to me, computers capable of making decisions that the humans that work with them have no way of explaining, it's real sci-fi stuff.

This series though didn't get me any further, I didn't have high hopes given its brevity but I had hoped for a little more. I was also a bit disappointed in some of the production values with some of the audio used being of poor quality and some of the speakers weren't the best.

So, I would recommend it if you literally have no knowledge whatsoever of AI and its uses but otherwise, you're unlikely to get much out of this one.

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Average Summary

Average Summary of the current AI state, rushed through many aspects and never really gripping the substance of the issues. Well read though

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annoying incidental music

interesting topic, but listening on headphones the occasional tinkly music while people are talking made this too annoying to listen to, for me at least, though others may not notice or mind. Please Audible, keep the jingles between the narrator's, don't add occasional pointless music while they are talking.

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Great Introduction to the subject

Informative and entertaining, with useful cases for specific applications. The programme covers a wide range of applications from military, stock market to Art.

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very poor adaptation to audio

it was like listening to a video, too superficial approach without much value about AI

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Very Interesting. Quite scary.

Interesting look at different areas that are being improved by the use of AI. Also shows the risks of using it and how its not always what its cracked up to be.

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Interesting, informative and understandable

Really enjoyed the series. I found the mixture of guests/experts on good. It was also very informative by gradually going through the evolution of AI. Very fairly measured as to whether AI is to be seen as a positive or negative.

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Ai thoughts<br />

Excellent. some areas of ai I'd never considered, especially in Chpt 1 on AI origins during ww2. really thought provoking, a must listen !

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Insightful

Gives a different perspective on the future of AI, the pros and cons and what that means in terms of future employment.

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Interesting look into AI, past, present & future

I enjoyed this series, it looks into the origins, current uses and future and discusses the possibility outcomes of singularity