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Artificial Intelligence



In her book, Janelle Shane explores how artificial intelligence works and how it is changing the world around us. She discusses how AI is being used in fields such as medicine, finance, and even dating. For example, in medicine, AI is being used to diagnose diseases and develop new treatments. In finance, AI is being used to predict stock market trends and identify fraud. And in dating, AI is being used to match people based on their interests and preferences. Shane also explores the ethical concerns surrounding AI, such as the potential for AI to be used for crime.


Shane also delves into the ethical concerns surrounding AI, such as its impact on jobs and privacy. She explains how AI is becoming increasingly sophisticated and how it is likely to shape our future in ways we cannot even imagine. For example, Shane describes how AI might be used to create fake news or to manipulate our emotions. She says that while AI can be a force for good, we need to be aware of its potential dangers and learn to control it. Her biggest concern is that we may one day create AI that is smarter than we are and that it could then turn on us.


Some of the topics covered in the book include: How AI is changing the world, How AI works, The ethical concerns surrounding AI, The future of AI, and its impact on humanity. She recommends that we need to be careful with how we use AI and that we should learn to control it before it controls us.


She cites examples of AI gone wrong, such as Microsoft's chatbot Tay, which turned racist after being exposed to the internet, or Google's Street View, which accidentally collected people's personal data. These situations show that we need to be careful about how we use AI and what we allow it to do.


AI has been around since the 1950s, but it is only in recent years that it has become more sophisticated and widespread. Shane attributes this to three main factors: the increasing power of computers, the availability of big data, and the development of new algorithms. She says that AI is becoming more powerful and sophisticated because computers are getting faster and more powerful and because we have more data to train them on. For example, Google's Street View has collected billions of images of the world's streets, which can be used to train AI algorithms.


Shane says that as AI gets more powerful, it is likely to have a bigger impact on our lives. Some AI tools on the market today include:

  • IBM Watson

  • Google DeepMind

  • TensorFlow

  • Microsoft Azure

  • Amazon AI


IBM Watson is a cognitive computing system that can be used for tasks such as natural language processing, data analysis, and machine learning.


Google DeepMind is a machine learning system that is used for tasks such as image recognition and video analysis.


TensorFlow is an open-source software library for machine learning.


Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that offers services for tasks such as data storage and analysis.


Amazon AI is a cloud-based machine learning platform that offers services for tasks such as text recognition and image classification.


There are also new AI applications, such as:

  • AIs that can write music

  • AIs that can generate realistic 3D images

  • AIs that can trade stocks

Shane's book is a fascinating exploration of how artificial intelligence is changing our world. It is both informative and entertaining and provides readers with a better understanding of how AI works and its implications for our future.


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