Artificial Intelligence For Dummies

Book description

Step into the future with AI

The term "Artificial Intelligence" has been around since the 1950s, but a lot has changed since then. Today, AI is referenced in the news, books, movies, and TV shows, and the exact definition is often misinterpreted. Artificial Intelligence For Dummies provides a clear introduction to AI and how it’s being used today.

Inside, you’ll get a clear overview of the technology, the common misconceptions surrounding it, and a fascinating look at its applications in everything from self-driving cars and drones to its contributions in the medical field.

  • Learn about what AI has contributed to society
  • Explore uses for AI in computer applications
  • Discover the limits of what AI can do
  • Find out about the history of AI
The world of AI is fascinating—and this hands-on guide makes it more accessible than ever!

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Icons Used in This Book
    3. Beyond the Book
    4. Where to Go from Here
  3. Part 1: Introducing AI
    1. Chapter 1: Introducing AI
      1. Defining the Term AI
      2. Understanding the History of AI
      3. Considering AI Uses
      4. Avoiding AI Hype
      5. Connecting AI to the Underlying Computer
    2. Chapter 2: Defining the Role of Data
      1. Finding Data Ubiquitous in This Age
      2. Using Data Successfully
      3. Manicuring the Data
      4. Considering the Five Mistruths in Data
      5. Defining the Limits of Data Acquisition
    3. Chapter 3: Considering the Use of Algorithms
      1. Understanding the Role of Algorithms
      2. Discovering the Learning Machine
    4. Chapter 4: Pioneering Specialized Hardware
      1. Relying on Standard Hardware
      2. Using GPUs
      3. Creating a Specialized Processing Environment
      4. Increasing Hardware Capabilities
      5. Adding Specialized Sensors
      6. Devising Methods to Interact with the Environment
  4. Part 2: Considering the Uses of AI in Society
    1. Chapter 5: Seeing AI Uses in Computer Applications
      1. Introducing Common Application Types
      2. Seeing How AI Makes Applications Friendlier
      3. Performing Corrections Automatically
      4. Making Suggestions
      5. Considering AI-based Errors
    2. Chapter 6: Automating Common Processes
      1. Developing Solutions for Boredom
      2. Working in Industrial Settings
      3. Creating a Safe Environment
    3. Chapter 7: Using AI to Address Medical Needs
      1. Implementing Portable Patient Monitoring
      2. Making Humans More Capable
      3. Addressing Special Needs
      4. Completing Analysis in New Ways
      5. Devising New Surgical Techniques
      6. Performing Tasks Using Automation
      7. Combining Robots and Medical Professionals
    4. Chapter 8: Relying on AI to Improve Human Interaction
      1. Developing New Ways to Communicate
      2. Exchanging Ideas
      3. Using Multimedia
      4. Embellishing Human Sensory Perception
  5. Part 3: Working with Software-Based AI Applications
    1. Chapter 9: Performing Data Analysis for AI
      1. Defining Data Analysis
      2. Defining Machine Learning
      3. Considering How to Learn from Data
    2. Chapter 10: Employing Machine Learning in AI
      1. Taking Many Different Roads to Learning
      2. Exploring the Truth in Probabilities
      3. Growing Trees that Can Classify
    3. Chapter 11: Improving AI with Deep Learning
      1. Shaping Neural Networks Similar to the Human Brain
      2. Mimicking the Learning Brain
      3. Introducing Deep Learning
      4. Detecting Edges and Shapes from Images
      5. Learning to Imitate Art and Life
  6. Part 4: Working with AI in Hardware Applications
    1. Chapter 12: Developing Robots
      1. Defining Robot Roles
      2. Assembling a Basic Robot
    2. Chapter 13: Flying with Drones
      1. Acknowledging the State of the Art
      2. Defining Uses for Drones
    3. Chapter 14: Utilizing the AI-Driven Car
      1. Getting a Short History
      2. Understanding the Future of Mobility
      3. Getting into a Self-Driving Car
      4. Overcoming Uncertainty of Perceptions
  7. Part 5: Considering the Future of AI
    1. Chapter 15: Understanding the Nonstarter Application
      1. Using AI Where It Won’t Work
      2. Considering the Effects of AI Winters
      3. Creating Solutions in Search of a Problem
    2. Chapter 16: Seeing AI in Space
      1. Observing the Universe
      2. Performing Space Mining
      3. Exploring New Places
      4. Building Structures in Space
    3. Chapter 17: Adding New Human Occupations
      1. Living and Working in Space
      2. Creating Cities in Hostile Environments
      3. Making Humans More Efficient
      4. Fixing Problems on a Planetary Scale
  8. Part 6: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 18: Ten AI-Safe Occupations
      1. Performing Human Interaction
      2. Creating New Things
      3. Making Intuitive Decisions
    2. Chapter 19: Ten Substantial Contributions of AI to Society
      1. Considering Human-Specific Interactions
      2. Developing Industrial Solutions
      3. Creating New Technology Environments
      4. Working with AI in Space
    3. Chapter 20: Ten Ways in Which AI Has Failed
      1. Understanding
      2. Discovering
      3. Empathizing
  9. About the Authors
  10. Advertisement Page
  11. Connect with Dummies
  12. Index
  13. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Artificial Intelligence For Dummies
  • Author(s): John Paul Mueller, Luca Massaron
  • Release date: April 2018
  • Publisher(s): For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9781119467656