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Artificial Intelligence

Friend or Foe?
Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Technology
4 out of 5 stars (69 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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  • 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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  • AjR37
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-12-2019

thought provoking

great but of information makes you realise how close we are to being made surplus to requirements

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  • Clay
  • 20-10-2019

Basic.

Didn't even refer to Bostrom or Kurzweil. Tried to cover too much ground in too little time.

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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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  • AR Mijinyawa
  • 25-07-2019

Original and succinct

Jeff Whyte gives a stellar performance in capturing the essence of this enigmatic field of accelerating innovation. AI is as much about what it means to be human as it is about what humans make of machines.

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  • Just little old me
  • 21-07-2019

Good into to A.I.

A good intro into A.I.
would have loved more detail on how to get started.

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  • The Londoner
  • 11-07-2019

A very good series

This is a very good series especially for the ones outside of the it industry.
You can easily go through it in a few hours of commuting time.
The jornalist is top quality and I reckon that Audible would be a lot more interesting on a Netflix subscription model with curated, professionally created original podcasts.

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  • Alistair Kelman
  • 29-06-2019

A Timely overview of an important topic

Geoff has put his long factual and storytelling experience to good use. Good for a car journey or similar.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-06-2019

interesting...but dull at times

interesting...but dull at times. it help pass the long journey...but found it quite interesting (in places)