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Basic AI

On sale

11th January 2024

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781472148759

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In Basic AI, leading futurist David L. Shrier delves deep into the rapidly advancing world of artificial intelligence, delivering fascinating insights and exploring the impact this powerful technology will have on our lives and world.

Artificial intelligence is driving workforce disruption on a scale not seen since the Industrial Revolution. In schools and universities, AI technology has forced a re-evaluation of the way students are taught and assessed. Meanwhile ChatGPT has become a cultural phenomenon, reaching 100 million users and attracting a $10 billion dollar investment in its parent company OpenAI. The race to dominate the generative AI market is accelerating at breakneck speed, inspiring breathless headlines and immense public interest.

Basic AI provides a rare window into a frontier area of computer science that will change everything about how you live and work. Read this book and better understand how to succeed in the AI-enabled future.


Rt. Hon. Chris Skidmore, MP, former UK Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation
An indispensable and excellent book that should be a must-read for anyone who needs to get to grips with the AI revolution we are living in. David Shrier is an expert guide to what has happened, what is happening and what is likely to happen in future. His knowledge and experience make Shrier an ideal person to make the case for the vast opportunities that AI will bring to the world. A brilliant read that should become a contemporary classic - it leaves the reader not only better informed but better able to comprehend our future reality
Cyrus Hodes, cofounder of Stability AI
Basic AI stands as a testament to the pressing need for understanding, adaptation and strategic action in the burgeoning age of AI. This is not just a book; it's a compass for the AI-intertwined future. It beckons readers to approach AI with a blend of optimism and vigilance, emphasising our collective agency in sculpting a harmonious future where AI augments, rather than supplants, human potential
Margaret Franklin, President and CEO, CFA Institute
David Shrier's new book has come at just the right time. A thought-leader in this space for decades, in Basic AI, David provides business leaders with the context and decision-making frameworks they need to help them navigate the challenges, opportunities and risks of AI. This is an accessible and actionable book that cuts through the hype to get to the heart of what CEOs and their teams need to know to prepare for the disruption that is already happening
Baron Holmes of Richmond, House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee
Want to get up to speed with AI? This is the book for you. Filled with clear explanations, real world examples and helpful chapter summaries, David Shrier takes us on a whistle stop tour to the very heart of the future now. The author eloquently sets out the myriad of challenges but, ultimately, rightly, leaves us with confidence in our human selves or, as he puts it, "optimism tempered with caution"
Marc Walder, CEO, Ringier, AG and founder, digitalswitzerland
David L. Shrier explains digital transformation in an extraordinarily intelligent and easy to understand way. David combines his amazing experience in both the private and the public sector as well as in academia. Basic AI is a must-read