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    Artificial Intelligence
    Building Smarter Machines
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    Also available in: E-Book
    ©2018
    ISBN-13: 978-1-5124-1826-2
    Lexile Level: 1170
    SRC Reading Level: TBD
    Pages: 104
    Trim Size: 7 x 9
    Dewey: 006.3
    Reading Grade Level: 8
    Interest Grade Level: 8-12
    Ages: 13-18
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    DESCRIPTION Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
    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?


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    From the opening page, audio and visual cues and easy-to-use tools help guide your students through the story. As the story begins, words are highlighted while they're read aloud. This type of word distinction better supports letter and word recognition skills, and keeps kids focused on the structure of how to read.
    WATCH, LISTEN, AND LEARN

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    • * Microsoft Windows XP
    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
    • * 512 MB RAM
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    • * Power PC G5 or Intel processor
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    Book Features
    Author Biography, Bibliography, Further Reading, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, Source Notes, Websites
    About the Author
    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.
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    "An excellent addition to collections eager to encourage STEM conversations."—School Library Journal
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    "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