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Artificial Intelligence

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Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (182 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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Quite interesting and well structured

One of the very few audible podcasts that I thoroughly enjoyed. Would love more content like this!

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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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Informative listening.

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

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great listening

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

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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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  • Simon
  • 11-05-2019

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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  • 16-05-2019

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
  • 16-10-2019

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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  • Francis L.
  • 27-07-2020

Great Introduction to the subject

Informative and entertaining, with useful cases for specific applications. The programme covers a wide range of applications from military, stock market to Art.

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  • Alfredo G.
  • 21-04-2020

very poor adaptation to audio

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

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  • Mr J R Sermon
  • 10-02-2020

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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  • 13-08-2020

Ai

well as I'm not a big tech buff certainly gave me so much more information to think about in a fast moving tech world. Great listen and will no doubt listen again

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  • DaveTaylor
  • 11-08-2020

Basic

Sadly showed a lack of understanding of the subject, didn’t explain enough of the difference between a standard complex computer software system and artificial intelligence/machine learning/neural network.

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  • Kwadwo
  • 22-05-2020

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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  • Owen Phillips 2
  • 17-04-2020

Ai thoughts

Excellent. some areas of ai I'd never considered, especially in Chpt 1 on AI origins during ww2. really thought provoking, a must listen !