Get Ready for A.I.: A Young Reader's Guide to Artificial Intelligence (Paperback)
AI is all around us today, in more places than you think! This book covers the basics of artificial intelligence and machine learning for children, with concepts that range from the very first ideas about A.I. through the latest algorithms that today's leading computer scientists are working on. For illustration, the book uses real-world examples of today's A.I., including cool applications in the fields of music, art, poetry, language, robotics, cars, rockets, video games, and more. Designed for readers who may not have a background in computers or programming, the book touches on math, computer architecture, logic, and simple programming ideas, along with activities that students can try themselves. We discuss some of the social and ethical implications of artificial intelligence from various angles, including public safety, bias, and more. With inset historical facts, illustrations, and bits of trivia about AI and computing in each chapter, the book contains the essential knowledge that a young person needs to understand how and why the world of A.I. has come to be, and quite possibly, where it's headed in the very near future.
Barnas Monteith is an informal science educator who has run kids' workshops on artificial intelligence in the U.S. and China. He has a background in science fairs, paleontology, electronics, and programming.