Welcome to AI book reviews, a series of posts that explore the latest literature on artificial intelligence

"Advances in artificial intelligence in the early 2010s, particularly in deep learning, triggered a new wave of panic and fear about technological unemployment. Further intensifying those fears were a host of sensational articles about the magical capabilities of AI algorithms and ambiguous statements by company executives creating the impression that human-level AI is just around the corner.

But the past few years have only highlighted the limits of current AI technologies. At the turn of the decade, as the world locked down to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, we got to see whether the promises of artificial intelligence and robots replacing humans would materialize..."

While organizations are utilizing AI technology, there isn't a clear understanding of how it works. Here, we explore the benefits and drawbacks of the lack of transparency in AI

"Modern AI was born when rules-based software programming was no longer able to tackle the problems the computing world wanted to solve. It wasn't possible to code every condition the program had to measure, so computational experts designed machines that imitated how humans think, enabling AI to learn by itself by observing data. The approach, known as neural networking, gave rise to AI technologies like face recognition programs, cancer detection algorithms and self-driving cars..."

AI Reality Check: 6 Statistics On IT Hopes And Fears
The Enterprisers Project, May 12th, 2020
What do IT professionals really think about artificial intelligence (AI)? For IT leaders, these data points shed light on priorities, opportunities, and career anxieties

"Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to reshape the way we work - but what that will ultimately look like remains an open question. Such questions are top of mind not only for those of us in IT, where intelligent automation is already taking hold, but also for the larger organizations.

Robert Half recently explored both the fears and benefits swirling around our increasingly AI-fueled workplaces with its Future of Work: Jobs and AI Anxiety report. ''AI is' dramatically transforming the skills and experience needed by employers today. What we're seeing now as far as the effect of AI on the workplace is just the tip of the iceberg,' says Jim Johnson, senior vice president of Robert Half Technology. 'AI is paving the way for tremendous opportunities, both for companies and employees. However, change is disruptive, and some workers are wondering where they'll stand in the workplace of the future'..."

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