Artificial Intelligence

Building Smarter Machines

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

In 2011 a computer named Watson outscored two human competitors on the TV quiz show Jeopardy! and snagged the million-dollar prize. Watson isn’t the only machine keeping up with humans. The field of artificial intelligence (AI) is booming, with drones, robots, and computers handling tasks that once only humans could perform.

Such advances raise challenging questions. Do Watson and other computers really think? Can machines acquire self-awareness? Is AI a promising or a dangerous technology? No machine, not even Watson, yet comes close to matching human intelligence, but many scientists believe it is only a matter of time before we reach this milestone. What will such a future look like?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-51241-826-2
$35.99 $26.99
978-1-51244-862-7
$53.32 $39.99
Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Science, STEM, STEM: Technology
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 104
Publication Date 2017-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 11.6
BISACS YAN050100, YAN055040
Dewey 006.3
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1170
ATOS Reading Level 8.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 190013
Accelerated Reader® Points 4.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Source notes

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2018

Reviews

School Library Journal

“An excellent addition to collections eager to encourage STEM conversations.”—School Library Journal

Booklist

“McPherson’s straightforward, accessible text offers fascinating, thought-provoking, and up-to-date information on a high-interest, very relevant topic to contemporary teens.”—Booklist

Author: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

Stephanie Sammartino McPherson, a former teacher and freelance newspaper writer, enjoys writing about science and the human interest stories behind major discoveries. Stephanie and her husband Richard live in Virginia but also call California home.