is beginning to inhabit everything around us, from the mobile phone to the
automobile: its integration into everyday services signals a profound societal
shift enabling ever more new possibilities and greater efficiencies. As a
result, we increasingly defer our decision-making to machines. Despite the
sudden surge in AI’s adoption, its history is as curious as it is complex,
drawing from many traditions and fields such as mathematics, linguistics,
biology, philosophy and computer science.
The Atlas of AI
bring together these
diverse threads in a single volume that charts defining concepts of AI from
mind and consciousness through to automation and first contact. Taking the
reader on an exploratory adventure through the strange past, present and future
of artificial intelligence, the Atlas of
’s diverse range of international contributors narrate what we might
imagine artificial intelligence to be in the future, whilst elucidating the
myths that have shaped AI today.