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AI and Machine Learning

AI and Machine Learning

First Edition

August 2020 | 180 pages | SAGE Response
Was Rahman's AI and Machine Learning achieves that rare balance of making a difficult and complex topic accessible to non-specialists, without dumbing down.

He starts with an enlightening and entertaining explanation of what artificial intelligence (AI) is and how it works. This includes often-overlooked fundamentals like what we actually mean by 'intelligence', artificial or otherwise.

Rahman brings his explanations to life with lucid and, at times, surprising examples of AI already in use around us. He takes these back to first principles, deftly avoiding any need to understand the maths or computing involved. This allows him to demystify what the technology is really doing and show us that much of it is reassuringly mundane, despite the hype.

This distinctive approach comes into its own when examining the challenges and risks of AI. It allows the author to remove the drama and fear of sensationalized headlines and doom-laden movie plots. In their place, he offers an insightful analysis of how the major issues surface, what options we have for addressing them and why some dilemmas may prove intractable.

A must-read to understand the reality and implications of AI beyond the hype!
Foreword by Anand Srinivasan
What Artificial Intelligence Is, Isn’t and Might Become
A Long and Troubled Life Story
How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Work
Transforming Business and Society
The Risks, Consequences and Dilemmas AI Brings
End of the Beginning or Beginning of the End?

This book is an excellent source of answers and questions that are comprehensible and usable by people at all levels of knowledge, interest and involvement spectrum.

Larry Hirst CBE
Former Chairman, IBM EMEA

Was Rahman’s AI and Machine Learning is a must-read! … . An important and accessible book at a critical time for humanity and thinking machines.

Anna Lockwood
Head of Global Sales, Telstra Broadcast Services

The author has done extensive research on these topics and has shared it with us in a very easy-to- read and digestible manner with excellent tie-ins to real-life and practical examples. 

Antony Stephen
General Manager, EU Payment Products, Amazon

If you are looking for an introduction to artificial intelligence, this is the book—rigorous, but not mathematical; simple, yet profound.

Professor C. T. Kurien (retired)
Former Director and Chairman, Madras Institute of Development Studies

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