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Artificial Intelligence Revolution

How AI Will Change our Society, Economy, and Culture

Robin Li, Cixin Liu (Preface by)


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The co-founder of Baidu explains how AI will transform human livelihood, from our economy and financial systems down to our daily lives. 

Written by Baidu cofounder Robin Li and prefaced by award-winning sci-fi writer Cixin Liu (author of The Three-Body Problem), Artificial Intelligence Revolution introduces Baidu’s teams of top scientists and management as pioneers of movement toward AI. The book covers many of the latest AI-related ideas and technological developments, such as:
  • Computational ability
  • Big data resources
  • Setting the basic standards of AI in research and development
  • An introduction to the “super brain”
  • Intelligent manufacturing
  • Deep learning
  • L4 automated vehicles
  • Smart finance
The book describes the emergence of a “smart” society powered by technology and reflects on the challenges humanity is about to face. Li covers the most pressing AI-related ideas and technological developments, including: Will artificial intelligence replace human workers, and in what sectors of the economy? How will it affect healthcare and finance? How will daily human life change? Robin Li’s Artificial Intelligence Revolution addresses these questions and more from the perspective of a pioneer of AI development. It's a must-read for anyone concerned about the emergence of a “smart” society powered by technology and the challenges humanity is about to face.

Skyhorse, 9781510752993, 288pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 2020

About the Author

Robin Li Robin Li is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Baidu. In 1991, Robin graduated from Peking University with a Bachelor of Science degree in information management. Thereafter, Robin completed his master’s degree in computer science at the State University of New York in Buffalo. Robin worked as a senior consultant at a subsidiary of Dow Jones and designed the real-time financial information system for the online edition of Wall Street Journal. He then joined InfoSeek as a senior engineer. Robin holds a US patent for the hyperlink analysis technology, which is the foundation for the development of search engines. As a firm believer in technology, Robin is one of the early movers who is keenly aware of AI becoming a global trend, and he developed Baidu into a pioneer in the field. Currently, Baidu has become a leader in artificial intelligence, and its achievements in AI research and development and commercial applications have received global recognition.
Cixin Liu is a science fiction writer. He is a nine-time winner of the Galaxy Award (China's most prestigious literary science fiction award), winner of the 2015 Hugo Award for The Three-Body Problem, and the 2017 Locus Award for Death's End as well as a nominee for the Nebula Award.