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Faking It: Artificial Intelligence in a Human World

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Toby Walsh

Toby Walsh is one of the world’s leading researchers in Artificial Intelligence. He is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales and leads a research group at Data61, Australia’s Centre of Excellence for ICT Research. …

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Praise for Faking It

'Refreshingly clear-eyed ... Faking It is an insightful and intelligent book that’s a must for those looking for facts about AI hype.' ––Books+Publishing

‘Walsh’s funny, engaging writing style … provides ways for us to see beyond the illusion.’ —Casey Tonkin, Information Age

‘Faking It includes a whistlestop tour of AI history, providing a long list of grifts and false dawns, from the 1770 marvel, the Mechanical Turk, a chess-playing automaton secretly linked to a human player, to ELIZA, the 1967 natural language model that could hold a conversation to the level of tuned-out coworker.’ —Kurt Johnson, The Age

‘With a breezy style that confidently demystifies much about AI, Faking It equips readers to better discern and critique this disruptive technology that is likely to take over much of our lives.’ —Nathan Smith, The Saturday Paper

‘AI will be as big a game-changer as the smart phone and the personal computer – or bigger! This book will help you navigate the revolution.’ —Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

‘Faking It is an enjoyable, intriguing, and insightful reading experience.’ —Mark Parry, Good Reading Magazine

‘…Toby Walsh uses straightforward and engaging examples to demystify AI. If only the corporate giants using it to rake in fortunes were as open and accountable.’ —Robyn Douglass, The Herald Sun ‘5 star review’

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