Thinking Computers
The best hope for peace and prosperity in our world is the expansion of information, and, as such, Artificial Intelligence (AI) was created to process an infinite amount of information. As men and women continue to perfect AI, monitoring its evolution can be both enlightening and unnerving. This book showcases the immense utility of AI and its “superhuman” characteristics. Without a doubt, patents play an important role in the remarkable progression of AI, exposing pioneering innovations that stimulate future improvements. From 1987 to 2017, at least one hundred and fifty patents with the phrase “artificial intelligence” in the title were granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This important book provides an easy-to-read summary of such patents. Within many of the summaries, there are inventor profiles and news articles that are insightful and thought-provoking. Pioneering inventors hail from China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Russia, and Taiwan. Prominent organizations include Amazon, Disney, Ford, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and Sony. Throughout the book, diverse quotes present the emotional impact of Artificial Intelligence. In reverence to Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954), widely considered the father of AI, this book explores fascinating aspects of computing machinery that can process information to the nth power in a blink.