Artificial Intelligence: Robotics and Machine Evolution

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Crabtree Publishing Company, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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The Megatech Series introduces children to the exciting world of cutting-edge science and technology. The ground-breaking history of computers, the internet, cloning, and life beyond our own planet is explored along with:
-- developments for the future
-- potential problems that come with the advancement of technology
-- consequences for society and the environment
-- glossary explaining scientific terms and concepts

Robots often have human characteristics built into them so they can experience the world the way we do. It's also easier for us to chat with something with recognizable features. Artificial Intelligence opens up the fantastic world of robot technology highlighting:
-- the appearance of robots in early science fiction
-- the dawn of artificial intelligence
-- their use in communication, finance, entertainment, the environment, and even as cyborgs!
-- space exploration and today's machine-run factories
-- the ethical pros and cons of technological advancement
-- a helpful glossary explaining scientific terms and concepts

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This is a very interesting read for a kids book. I would estimate that the target age range is between 9 years old and 12 years old. What I liked about it was that it was factual. Documenting facts as ... Read full review

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INTRODUCTION
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a Robot explorers Spacecraft to other worlds
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Robot companions Virtual pets to robonurses
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