Reviews of A Brief Guide to Artificial Intelligence (2020)

"An excellent short primer to quickly get the uninitiated grounded in the field of artificial intelligence."

Professor Eric Topol, MD, Executive Vice-President, Scripps Research, USA.

"There are very few people that have both a technical understanding of recent achievements in artificial intelligence, and a deep appreciation of the nature of human intelligence. James Stone is one of those people. Fortunately for us, he has distilled much of his understanding into this book, which doesn't sacrifice accuracy for brevity, and which summarises recent achievements, as well as the challenges that lie ahead. I'm often asked to recommend a short introduction to artificial intelligence; this book will do the job perfectly."

Neil Lawrence, DeepMind Professor of Machine Learning, University of Cambridge, and Senior AI Fellow at the Turing Institute.

"This is the book you need if you want to understand the basics of AI, including its triumphs and limitations. Stone takes the reader on an authoritative whirlwind tour, and delves into just enough technical detail to give an overview of key concepts, such as neural networks, deepfakes, and overfitting. An essential and timely summary of modern AI. "

James Marshall, Professor of Computational Biology, University of Sheffield, and Co-Founder of Opteran Technologies.

"Some brief guides miss the point, and go on for rather a long time, but this one very much does what it says on the tin … the focus is laser-sharp on delivering the basics of how neural networks work, where modern AI is successful and where it has a long way to go. "

Brian Clegg, author of The Quantum Age.