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A fascinating look at Artificial Intelligence, from its humble Cold War beginnings to the dazzling future that is just around the corner.When most of us think about Artificial Intelligence, our minds go straight to cyborgs, robots, and sci-fi thrillers where machines take over the world. But the truth is that Artificial Intelligence is already among us. It exists in our smartphones, fitness trackers, and refrigerators that tell us when the milk will expire. In some ways, the future people dreamed of at the World's Fair in the 1960s is already here. We're teaching our machines how to think like humans, and they're learning at an incredible rate.In Thinking Machines, technology journalist Luke Dormehl takes you through the history of AI and how it makes up the foundations of the machines that think for us today.



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Luke Dormehl

Luke Dormehl is a journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film. His writing has appeared in Wired, The Observer, Fast Company, Empire, Cult of Mac, Politico, The Huffington Post, and Techmeme. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems (And Create More) , The Apple Revolution: Steve Jobs, The Counterculture, and How the Crazy Ones Took Over the World, and A Journey Through Documentary Film.



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