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Artificial intelligence and human evolution: contextualizing AI in human history
Joshi A., Apress, New York ,NY, 2023. 248 pp. Type: Book (9781484298060)
Date Reviewed: Jun 19 2024

Ameet Joshi’s Artificial intelligence and human evolution offers a fascinating exploration of the parallels between human evolution and the evolution of machines. Joshi’s work provides simplified explanations of complex concepts such as ChatGPT, deep learning, and ambient intelligence, making them accessible to readers with varying levels of expertise.

One of the key strengths of the book is its philosophical approach to the topic. Joshi not only addresses practical questions about the future of artificial intelligence (AI), but also engages in deeper discussions about the implications of machine intelligence for the human experience. By considering questions about the nature of intelligence and the evolution of machines, Joshi provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of the subject.

The book is divided into three sections. The first section explores the concept of intelligence and examines how machines have been perceived and defined over time. Joshi then delves into the latest developments in AI, including deep learning and human-like chat interfaces. He provides clear explanations of these technologies, helping readers grasp their significance in the context of human evolution.

In the final section, Joshi looks toward the future, considering how the widespread use of machine intelligence will impact human lives. He discusses the potential changes to the job market and considers whether these changes will ultimately be positive or negative.

Overall, Artificial intelligence and human evolution is a thought-provoking read that will appeal to anyone interested in the intersection of technology and humanity. Joshi’s insights into the nature of intelligence and the future of AI make this book a valuable resource for readers looking to contextualize the evolution of AI in human history.

Reviewer:  Gulustan Dogan Review #: CR147780
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