Peter Cowling and Rob Wilmot are teaming up to write a book about AI.

We want to tell you about the fascinating stories that lie along the way to creating intelligent machines. Did you know that 180 years before IBM’s Deep Blue chess computer beat human world champion Garry Kasparov (in 19 moves), Napoleon Bonaparte lost a game of chess against an automaton (in 19 moves)!?

We want to empower you and help you understand the impact that AI will have on your life. How can we take back control from AI systems that influence our buying and voting preferences?

We want to look forward into the future of AI. How can AI enable us to move towards the future that we want? What is the future for society, business, education, transport, government? Will AI achieve consciousness, and does that matter? What direction should we steer AI research in to achieve the best possible outcome for the world?

Rob is a highly successful entrepreneur and government adviser. Peter is a Professor of AI at a top University. Between us, we have a good idea of what AI is, and how to translate that into an entertaining and thought-provoking book.

Coming in 2019…