Basher Science Mini: Artificial Intelligence

Tom Jackson

Illustrated by Simon Basher

Ages 9-12
12 May 2022
9780753447451
64 pages

Synopsis


- What does ancient Algorithm have to do with super-modern AI?
- How does Facial Recognition spot a face in the crowd?
- Who do International Space Station astronauts call on when their hands are full?

Come and meet the smartest artificial intelligences of the past, present and future. This cutting-edge book introduces pioneering AI machines such as Watson and Sophia, and lifts the lid on how they work. Meet machines that look like humans, pit your wits against AlphaGo and Deep Blue, and seek advice from Recommendation Engine. With The Code Room, there is even a chance to imagine what it is like to be an AI yourself. There’s nothing smarter than that!

Basher Science Mini: Artificial Intelligence explains what artificial intelligence is and how computers are aiding humans in everyday tasks. Artificial intelligence is already shaping the world and computers will be taking on more and more human-type tasks in the future. But there’s no need to be afraid of AI. It is here to help, not takeover, despite what you might see in sci-fi films.

Perfect for home or school, Basher's highly original books make difficult concepts tangible, understandable and even lovable. Chatty first-person text and stylish, contemporary character illustrations give a voice, personality and story to each topic – a brilliant way to communicate science.