Artificial Intelligence
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Artificial Intelligence: Thinking Machines and Smart Robots with Science Activities for Kids

Illustrated by Alexis Cornell

What is artificial intelligence? How is artificial intelligence going to change our lives?

In Artificial Intelligence: Thinking Machines and Smart Robots with Science Activities for Kids, readers ages 10 to Read More

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Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Maps | Glossary | Resources | Index | Metric Conversions Chart
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 128 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Engineering & Technology

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“Captures the dream and inspires the imagination of AI all the while keeping it gently grounded in thinking about AI’s realities. It’s really a primer for all ages and thought provoking for all readers.”

Dr. Eugene Santos Jr., Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College

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What is artificial intelligence? How is artificial intelligence going to change our lives?

In Artificial Intelligence: Thinking Machines and Smart Robots with Science Activities for Kids, readers ages 10 to 15 learn how machines develop into thinking, learning devices that can help humans perform tasks, make decisions, and work more efficiently. They can even help us have fun! Through a combination of hands-on science activities and student-paced learning, readers discover the AI machines of yesterday and today and learn about uses in various fields, such as entertainment, the military, and health care.

How can AI continue to improve our lives? Is there anything dangerous about AI? What are the ethical issues surrounding the use of AI? Essential questions, primary sources, and science-minded engineering activities let readers have a blast learning about the age of thinking machines we're in right now.

Try these hands-on science and engineering projects!

  • Make a model of a neural net out of playdough and toothpicks
  • Take a Turing test
  • Design your own rescue robot

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction
What Is Artificial Intelligence?

Chapter 1
The Hunt for Hal: Early Forms of AI

Chapter 2
Good Morning Alexa: AI Today

Chapter 3
AI in the Future

Chapter 4
Do We Need AI?

Chapter 5
AI in Science Fiction

Chapter 6
The Debate around AI

Glossary
Metric Conversions Resources
Essential Questions
Index