Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Industry – eBook Review

O’Reilly Media has a very good tradition of publishing concise and informative reports on various technical fields and subfields. They are intended for a reasonably wide audience, and usually contain a fair amount of useful and timely information. This short report on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Industry is one of the best such short reports that I have come across. It contains six different interviews with leading practitioners and industry experts who are developing advanced AI and ML products. It spans several different fields, some of which may come as a surprising places for ML to be applied to: legal, agricultural, educational, biological, etc. The interviews were insightful and, to me at least, eye-opening in terms of their content and far-reaching importance. It has become a cliche that AI, ML and automation will transform virtually all venues of endeavor, but when you actually read what people who are working with it right now are doing, then you gain an even more appreciation for how true that cliche actually is. Some of the interviews in this collection even touched on some very deep philosophical issues, and it is the testament to the field of Artificial Intelligence in general that many purely philosophical questions have in recent years moved to the areas of empirical, albeit still open, research.

 

Bojan Tunguz

Bojan Tunguz was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which he and his family fled during the civil war for the neighboring Croatia. Over the past two decades he has studied, lived and worked in the United States. He is a theoretical physicist with degrees from Stanford and University of Illinois. Tunguz has taught physics at several prominent liberal arts colleges and has been writing about physics, science and technology for more than a decade. He also has a wide spectrum of interests, and reads and writes about current events, society, culture, religion and politics. Over the years he has reviewed many of the books that he has read, and posted his reviews on various online outlets. In 2011 he had become a top 10 reviewer on Amazon.com, where he continues to be very active. Aside from reading and writing, Tunguz enjoys traveling, digital photography, hiking, and fitness. He resides with his wife in Indiana. You can follow my review updates on the following pages as well: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tunguzreview Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tunguzreviews Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104312842297641697463/posts

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