Book review: AI for You: The New Game Change

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Book review: AI for You: The New Game Change

Despite decades of philosophical and science fiction discussion, artificial intelligence (AI) is now rapidly approaching reality. AI, as we all know, rose to prominence over the past 10 years. With businesses like Google pouring billions of dollars into creating ever-more AI applications, it was all over the headlines every day.

How we construct intelligent devices and what our future could look like when these machines are more commonplace than people are just a few of the fascinating themes covered by AI.

But what is it exactly?

Why are we so enthused about it, exactly?

Since the invention of computers or machines, their capability to perform various tasks went on growing exponentially. Humans have developed the power of computer systems in terms of their diverse working domains, their increasing speed, and reducing size with respect to time. A branch of computer science named artificial intelligence pursues creating the computers or machines as intelligent as human beings.

As we know that artificial intelligence is the study of how to build machines with mental processes like those of humans. It can do “smart” activities. Artificial intelligence is the study of how to build machines with mental processes like those of humans.  An illustration would be Siri’s forecast of when it will rain in your city today.

In this book, ‘AI for You: The New Game Change’ the authors Shalini Kapoor and Sameep Mehta have broken down the fundamentals of AI so that a general reader along with the technology researcher or innovators can more clearly understand what it implies. This book provides introductory knowledge on artificial intelligence. It would come to a great help if you are about to select artificial intelligence as a course subject. You can briefly know about the areas of AI in which research is prospering.

They further write in the book: “Artificial intelligence is all around us. It is set to transform the way we run businesses. Yet people fear it and businesses struggle to derive maximum value from it. Learning from the best practices of industry leaders, AI For You brings together frameworks and tools for infusing AI in business processes. The book demystifies AI, simplifies the complexities around AI technologies and describes how to take AI from lab to field while satisfying the concerns of different stakeholders.”

The book’s authors are also trying to highlight how AI can process huge amounts of information in ways that humans cannot. AI’s goal is to replicate human abilities such as pattern recognition, judgement, and decision-making. We need to feed a lot of data into them to do this.

Some things, including picture identification and categorization, are built on AI. It’s also altering how we make decisions; for instance, it can be used to forecast when you’ll get your morning coffee or the timing of traffic signal systems.

When you think about artificial intelligence, many futuristic images come to mind. However, AI is quickly becoming a standard part of our everyday lives and it’s crucial for businesses to learn more.

What do you think of AI?

Do you believe in AI? Why or why not?

How do you anticipate AI will change the way company does business?

Artificial Intelligence usage is exploding across the global and jobs are booming for this profession. There is a severe shortage of AI professionals globally as everyone from startups to tech giants to governments is jumping onboard the AI revolution.

A major barrier for new entrants into this market however is the (seeming) complexity of this topic which are as follows:

Are you interested in artificial intelligence but find it way too intimidating and complex to learn?

Do you want to build a solid foundation of AI concepts and machine learning without doing a PHD in mathematics and advanced coding?

Are you thinking about pursuing a career in AI / machine learning but don’t know where to start?

If you answered yes, then this book is for you! This book is specifically written to take away the complexity and mystery surrounding AI and machine learning and make it accessible for average IT guy who does not know advanced programming or data science. It will teach you the core concepts of AI / machine learning and then make you actually implement them using freely available services so that you get actual practical experience!

Who this book is for

  • IT professionals curious about AI
  • Any person who wants to have a career in AI
  • IT professionals who want to build their own models without writing any code.
  • IT professionals who want to build a solid foundation of AI concepts without the complexities of programming and advanced mathematics.

Authors write in the details about the artificial intelligence is a science and technology based on disciplines such as computer science, biology, psychology, linguistics, mathematics, and engineering. A major thrust of AI is in the development of computer functions associated with human intelligence, such as reasoning, learning, and problem solving. Out of the following areas, one or multiple areas can contribute to build an intelligent system.

A must-read for builders, consumers, sponsors, and sellers of AI, AI For You lays down the building blocks for the AI revolution while attempting to close the gap between the promise of AI and its actual impact. satisfying the concerns of different stakeholders.

This is an exceptionally well-written book that catches a tonne of useful knowledge and insights that will aid any organisation beginning or already on a journey to enable AI offer major commercial benefits. The factors of success are not only described in the book, but also how they change as people mature. Additionally, it provides a clear picture of some of the AI models that can be used. The nicest part about this book is that it is grounded in reality and draws heavily on examples from everyday life, making it a treatise for everyone with an interest in artificial intelligence!

The authors

Shalini Kapoor is a technologist, innovator and thought leader. Her path breaking technological solutions have launched global businesses and she now focuses on tech for impact to the billions. A well-known voice at industry forums, she has 15 patents, several women in STEM awards and was honoured as the first IBM Fellow in India.

Sameep Mehta is a leader in the area of AI with 50+ patents and 80+ publications. He finished his PhD from The Ohio State University in 2006. This book is the outcome of his vast experience in incubating AI research agenda, performing research and making the technology available to customers.

Book: AI for You: The New Game Change by Shalini Kapoor and Sameep Mehta
Published by: Bloomsbury
Price: Rs 699

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About Ashutosh Kumar Thakur


Ashutosh Kumar Thakur is a Bangalore-based management professional, literary critic, and codirector with Kalinga Literary Festival. He can be reached at [email protected]


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