10 Intro Books On AI To Bring You Up To Speed

10 Intro Books On AI To Bring You Up To Speed

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has come a long way over the past few years in simulating human intelligence. Today, AI is the lifeblood of almost every organisation cutting across sectors including, retail, financial, healthcare, among others.

Here’s an updated list of 10 best intro books on artificial intelligence geared towards  AI enthusiasts.

1| Artificial Intelligence Engines: A Tutorial Introduction to the Mathematics of Deep Learning

About: Mathematics and statistics are the backbone of artificial intelligence. This book is perfect for understanding the basics and the mathematics behind AI. Written by James V Stone, the book gives the whole works on deep neural networks. Here, each neural network learning algorithm is introduced informally with diagrams, and to cement the reader’s understanding, each algorithm is accompanied by a step-by-step summary written in pseudocode.

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2| Artificial Intelligence Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction

About: Written by Tom Taulli, Artificial Intelligence Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction will help a reader understand the fundamentals of AI and its impact on the world. The book offers an engaging, non-technical introduction to important concepts such as machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing (NLP), robotics, and more. The book will help you understand the concepts through real-world case studies and practical implementation steps on AI approaches such as deep learning, NLP (Natural Language Processing), chatbots and Robotic Processing Automation (RPA), among others. 

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3| Artificial Intelligence – A Modern Approach (3rd Edition)

About: The third edition of this book captures the changes that have taken place in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) since the last edition in 2003. Written by Stuart J. Russell and Peter Norvig, this book will help you gain insights on the important applications of AI including the deployment of speech recognition, machine translation, driverless vehicles, household robotics, among others.

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4| Artificial Intelligence For Dummies

About: Written by Luca Massaron and John Paul Mueller, the book gives a basic introduction to artificial intelligence and how it is used today. The book offers an overview of AI technology and addresses common misconceptions regarding Artificial Intelligence. You will also discover the limits of AI, explore the use-cases for AI in computer applications etc. 

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5| Artificial Intelligence for Humans

About: In this book, author Jeff Heaton writes about the basic AI algorithms such as dimensionality, distance metrics, clustering, error calculation, hill climbing, Nelder Mead, and linear regression. The book explains all algorithms using actual numeric calculations and the reader needs a basic knowledge of college algebra, mathematics and computer programming languages like Python, R, Java, C# and C to understand the concepts.

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6| Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

About: Author Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life in this futuristic masterpiece. The book sheds light on topics, such as oracles, singletons, boxing methods, tripwires and mind crime, humanity’s cosmic endowment and differential technological development, indirect normativity, instrumental convergence, whole brain emulation and technology couplings and more. 

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7| A First Course in Artificial Intelligence

About: This book follows a step by step approach, exploring the strategies needed for implementing a problem-solving agent in AI. A First Course in Artificial Intelligence focuses on the reasoning part of intelligent activity. Also, the book contributes to both the classical methods and updated concepts of the subject like Tabu Search, Ontology for the Semantic Web, etc. 

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8| Artificial Intelligence: The Basics

About: Artificial Intelligence: The Basics is a concise and cutting-edge introduction to the fast-moving world of AI. The author Kevin Warwick examines issues of what it means to be human and looks at advances in robotics. The book touches upon how intelligence can be defined, sensory input in machine systems, the controversial culturing of human neurons, and more. 

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9| Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence

About: This is a perfect book to understand how basic tools from economics provide clarity about the AI revolution. The book explains how to navigate the changes and impact of AI in our economy in the coming years. 

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10| Human Compatible – AI and the Problem of Control

About: In this book, author Stuart Russell explains how artificial intelligence actually works, how the technique has an enormous potential to improve lives. Also, the book helps in understanding why humans must ensure that they never lose control over machines. Russell also shows how humans can avert the worst threats by reshaping the foundations of artificial intelligence to guarantee that machines pursue our objectives, not theirs.

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Published at Wed, 13 Jan 2021 06:33:45 +0000

Rugged computer for artificial intelligence (AI) and embedded edge supercomputing introduced by …

SUGAR LAND, Texas – System Inc. in Sugar Land, Texas, is introducing the Kite-Strike next-generation rugged computer for embedded edge supercomputing for deployment in harsh environments.

The Kite-Strike integrates the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier system-on-module, comes in a compact form factor, and enables real-time artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing, deep learning, and machine learning capabilities.

The rugged computer provides centralized sensor ingest and data fusion support for mission-critical applications, and is configurable and modular.

Kite-Strike is engineered and manufactured for low size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP), and offers data center performance in a compact, rugged embedded edge computer.

Related: Rugged computer servers from Systel chosen for shipboard electronics tactical communications networking

In addition to the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier SOM, the Kite-Strike offers the Volta Architecture graphics processing unit with 512 CUDA cores and 64 Tensor cores; an eight-core Carmel ARM v8, 64-bit CPU; 32 gigabytes of system memory; 32 gigabytes of eMMC 5.1 data storage; Gigabit Ethernet, USB, and CAN I/O; ARINC 429 and MIL-STD-1553 databus interfaces; and 4G LTE GPS.

The computer operates in temperatures from -40 to 71 degrees Celsius; meets MIL-STD-810H for resistance to the effects of shock and vibration, altitude, humidity, sand, dust and rain; meets MIL-STD 461G for electromagnetic interference; and MIL-STD-1275E/704F for power.

For more information contact Systel online at www.nvidia.com.

Published at Wed, 13 Jan 2021 06:22:30 +0000

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