Books  |    |  November 23, 2018

Architects of Intelligence: The truth about AI from the people building it

Book by Martin Ford.
Published by Packt Publishing.
554 pages.

How will AI evolve and what major innovations are on the horizon? What will its impact be on the job market, economy, and society? What is the path toward human-level machine intelligence? What should we be concerned about as artificial intelligence advances? Architects of Intelligence contains a series of in-depth, one-to-one interviews where New York Times bestselling author, Martin Ford, uncovers the truth behind these questions from some of the brightest minds in the Artificial Intelligence community.

Martin has wide-ranging conversations with twenty-three of the world’s foremost researchers and entrepreneurs working in AI and robotics. Meet the minds behind the AI superpowers as they discuss the science, business and ethics of modern artificial intelligence.

  1. Demis Hassabis (DeepMind)
  2. Ray Kurzweil (Google)
  3. Geoffrey Hinton (Univ. of Toronto and Google)
  4. Rodney Brooks (Rethink Robotics)
  5. Yann LeCun (Facebook)
  6. Fei-Fei Li (Stanford and Google)
  7. Yoshua Bengio (Univ. of Montreal)
  8. Andrew Ng (AI Fund)
  9. Daphne Koller (Stanford)
  10. Stuart Russell (UC Berkeley)
  11. Nick Bostrom (Univ. of Oxford)
  12. Barbara Grosz (Harvard)
  13. David Ferrucci (Elemental Cognition)
  14. James Manyika (McKinsey)
  15. Judea Pearl (UCLA)
  16. Josh Tenenbaum (MIT)
  17. Rana el Kaliouby (Affectiva)
  18. Daniela Rus (MIT)
  19. Jeff Dean (Google)
  20. Cynthia Breazeal (MIT)
  21. Oren Etzioni (Allen Institute for AI)
  22. Gary Marcus (NYU)
  23. Bryan Johnson (Kernel)

About the Author

Martin Ford is a futurist and the author of two books: Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future and The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future. His TED Talk on the impact of AI and robotics on the economy and society has been viewed more than 2 million times. Martin is also the consulting artificial intelligence expert for the new “Rise of the Robots Index” from Societe Generale, underlying the Lyxor Robotics & AI ETF, which is focused specifically on investing in companies that will be significant participants in the AI and robotics revolution. He holds a computer engineering degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a graduate business degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.