Melanie Mitchell’s Guide To AI For Thinking Humans

Dec 12, 2019

Are robots taking over the world? In her new book about artificial intelligence, Melanie Mitchell sets aside the hysterics around AI and asks us to think about it this way: What can artificial intelligence actually do well? And what can’t it do?

In the spirit of our AI-centered Radio Hour, we’re spending this episode asking ourselves the obvious question: Are robots going to take over the world? To get to the bottom of it, we turned to an AI professional. In her new book, Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans. [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible] Melanie Mitchell sets aside the hysterics around the pursuit of AI and asks us to think about it this way instead: What can artificial intelligence actually do well? And what can’t it do?