Welcome to AI

What is Artificial Intelligence and how will it change our lives?

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Pub Date Jun 04 2024 | Archive Date Apr 26 2024

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The most complete guide to AI for youngsters, covering everything from Ancient Greece to ChatGPT.

In this fun, simple, and vibrant non-fiction book, technoscience expert Matthieu Dugal, creator of documentary AI: To be or not to be, shares the epic history of artificial intelligence and gives answers to the biggest head-scratchers:
  • How does AI already help us, at home and at school?
  • Which robots from your favorite movies may soon be in the real world?
  • What are avatars?
  • Which inventors are creating new technologies?
  • How do algorithms work?
  • …and why can’t AI cook pasta and drain it at the right time?

We can’t see it, and yet this technology is everywhere: it’s in computers, cars, and virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa. And it’s already making decisions for us, for better, and sometimes for worse

This fascinating guide delves deep into how these decisions are made behind the scenes, putting tricky ideas into easy-to-understand terms. Keep kids’ attention with colorful illustrations and easy-to-understand, well-researched facts to prepare them for an exciting AI-centric future.
The most complete guide to AI for youngsters, covering everything from Ancient Greece to ChatGPT.

In this fun, simple, and vibrant non-fiction book, technoscience expert Matthieu Dugal, creator of...

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This is a colourful and delightfully presented delve into AI. Topic of the time, here is a children’s book that shows the history and future of AI. The artwork supports the enjoyment and discovery available in these pages. Perfectly pitched at the right level for children to understand. Will make a good read at home, but would be perfect for school and public libraries as well. Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group - Wide Eyed Editions and NetGalley for the ARC. The views expressed are all mine, freely given.

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This is a phenomenally, well-done book that takes readers through the history of AI while making modern day connections, The illustrations are colorful and eye-catching. I will be purchasing this book to add to my collection and using as an anchor text when introducing AI to my students, I feel that having the background and understanding of how far back AI goes and that this is not a "new" technology will help ease fears and misunderstandings of this technology. I also feel this would be a great text for teachers to read to help grasp their understanding of AI. Wonderfully done and highly recommend for purchase.

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What a great book about AI. Super easy to read and understand while displaying fun illustrations!
Thank you Net Galley for the opportunity to review in exchange for an honest opinion.

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This is a beautiful book, simple and complex at the same time. Ostensibly for children (although I personally think it will only appeal to certain children), it explores the history of robotics, the philosophy of intelligence, machine learning, important historical figures, and yes, artificial intelligence. I'm not sure what a child could actually learn from it because there are so many different ideas and directions inside. Still, children of different ages might enjoy hearing it read aloud, or reading it themselves, and gleaning from it what interests them. Overall I admire this work for its unapologetic loftiness! It is unique, and nicely written, and beautifully designed.

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“Welcome to AI” is a fascinating look at the history of our human desire to create a machine in our own likeness. Author Matthieu Dugal starts with ancient history, moves through the middle ages and early automata, and into modern times using easy-to-understand vignettes. There is enough detail that even adults will be intrigued with this take on the development of artificial intelligence.

The illustrations are colorful and have a retro feel that perfectly complements the text.

I enjoyed this take on artificial intelligence. I’d never really thought about connections between the tools that we have now and, for example, early attempts at mechanized beings.

This book is great for kids (and adults) who are interested in computer science, artificial intelligence and the history of our desire to create a machine in our own likeness.

I received an advance review copy for free from NetGalley and Wide Eyed Editions, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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This is a great middle school science book about AI. The illustrations are great at getting your attention and it's so interesting to learn about the important people and events leading to modern times. It was exciting to read about current AI and I was wondering how long it would be before this book will need to be updated because of advances in technology! Thanks to NetGalley for letting me read this

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I saw this book pop up and I knew I had to read it!

I would say this is appropriate for middle grade and up. I enjoyed reading it as an adult that works on AI projects.

Explains the history of automation, AI and gives context about why, how, when, etc.

I loved the reference to Go - one of my favorite games!

The colors and illustrations are gorgeous.

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Welcome to AI is a very timely and fascinating children’s book. There is so much to learn about AI and this book presents the information in a way that is perfectly tailored to young readers, while still being an entertaining read for adults too! The illustrations are colorful, bold, and unique and are the perfect compliment to the subject matter.

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"Welcome to AI" is a fantastic introduction to the world of Artificial Intelligence. It's clear, concise, and full of insights that will make you rethink how AI impacts our lives. Whether you're new to the topic or looking to deepen your understanding, this book is a must-read.

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