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Artificial Intelligence

Friend or Foe?
Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Science & Math, Technology
4.5 out of 5 stars (113 ratings)

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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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AI IS INTERESTING

Very comprehensive version of ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.....LOVED IT.....COVERS MANY DOMAINS FROM TECHNOLOGY TO HEALTH TO FINANCE

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Excellent

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience of listening to this excellent overview of AI.
The narration was marvellous and always led me to listen to the next chapter immediately... And it is totally "binge listen" worthy!
Looking out for more such audibles in the future.

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It's time individuals kept ownership of their data

Very crisp and intriguing series about AI and its applications in various fields. Made me wonder how much social profile and trail I may be leaving behind and how it could be used without my knowledge.
May be it's time where by default everyone owns all their data, expressions and opinions; And unless they give explicit consent for it to be used by the service provider, it cannot be touched or used by the provider. Today the consent is implicit, given away at the time of account craleation or at every occasion when privacy rules or T&Cs are being changed and we are clicking away consent without reading the change in fine print, in exchange for free or even paid service from providers like Facebook, Google and Amazon etc.

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AI advancements across multiple applications

Good informative content but fails to impress. Fails to generate interest. Doesn't deliver anything deep.

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Intriguing Book

This Book raises some Important Questions that need to be examined by Anyone who is Interested in the Future... Good Insight and Captivating Information...

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Good introduction for the uninitiated...

Not a great content, but might be ok for those new to AI or looking for some non-technical perspectives on it.

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Gives an overview of what AI is today

I like the concept and story. Would have loved to get some more insight or details (not technically) . But for someone who is new to AI and just wanted to have a overview,it's perfect.

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Good primer on all thing AI

Relates the history and development of AI from the days of the WW2 to the present day. Introduces and debates the good, bad and ugly of what AI may hold in store in the future. Overall, a good listen.

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  • Simon
  • 11-05-19

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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  • AjR37
  • 16-05-19

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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  • Swordflasher
  • 16-10-19

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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  • Mr J R Sermon
  • 10-02-20

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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  • Kwadwo
  • 22-05-20

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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  • Alfredo G.
  • 21-04-20

very poor adaptation to audio

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

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  • Owen Phillips 2
  • 17-04-20

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-04-20

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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  • Darragh Merrick
  • 03-03-20

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

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  • GarethMJ74
  • 11-02-20

Often naive and rudimentary

The storylines are okay and factual but they lacked depth and complexity of discussion that is warranted with this topic. They ignored the topics of bias and our ability to model and identify that bias. It ignores polyglot use of AI in chat where combining NLP with visual AI and emotive AI and suitable training could have solved today the problems raised in one of the sessions. Further, the series focussed on roles and studies that were out of date. Nutrition is great topic for AI as is machine supported food production driven by AI. Chef Watson existed from 2014, as did Watson Twist for cocktails. Ready meals are prepared by machines.

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  • Solutionist
  • 29-02-20

Lightweight and Superficial

There’s a great deal to be said about this topic. Unfortunately, this series just scratches the surface.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-02-20

Valid for today’s society

Enjoying listening to this audio book. Exceptionally relevant to today’s society. Brings to the attention of the listener key points for though now and in the future.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-02-20

Informative listening.

Great overview of AI technologies that I wasnt aware of. Great narration and moved along at good speeď

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  • J. Bowey
  • 30-12-19

great listening

I enjoyed listening to it. hadnt realised Margaret Bowden was hypothesising that long ago.