How Smart Machines Think

  • 9h 5m 52s
  • Sean Gerrish
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2018

The future is here: Self-driving cars are on the streets, an algorithm gives you movie and TV recommendations, IBM's Watson triumphed on Jeopardy over puny human brains, and computer programs can be trained to play Atari games. But how do all these things work?

In this audiobook, Sean Gerrish offers an engaging and accessible overview of the breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and machine learning that have made today's machines so smart.

In this Audiobook

  • 1. The Secret of the Automaton
  • 2. Self-Driving Cars and the DARPA Grand Challenge
  • 3. Keeping within the Lanes: Perception in Self-Driving Cars
  • 4. Yielding at Intersections: The Brain of a Self-Driving Car
  • 5. Netflix and the Recommendation-Engine Challenge
  • 6. Ensembles of Teams: The Netflix Prize Winners
  • 7. Teaching Computers by Giving Them Treats
  • 8. How to Beat Atari Games by Using Neural Networks
  • 9. Artificial Neural Networks' View of the World
  • 10. Looking under the Hood of Deep Neural Networks
  • 11. Neural Networks That Can Hear, Speak, and Remember
  • 12. Understanding Natural Language (and Jeopardy! Questions)
  • 13. Mining the Best Jeopardy! Answer
  • 14. Brute-Force Search Your Way to a Good Strategy
  • 15. Expert-Level Play for the Game of Go
  • 16. Real-Time AI and StarCraft
  • 17. Five Decades (Or More) from Now