This is an introductory book about Artificial Intelligence Theory based on Service Science. It is not for AI specialists. It is too simple for them. As unusual as it sounds, there is a very good reason for its existence. There are existing books on the subject that are very good but are very difficult to read. Its that simple. The concepts are complicated and some require complex math. A typical example is the subject of neural networks.
A person should know what theory governs the new field of artificial intelligence, because we will be involved if only at the listening level or going into a meeting. Artificial Intelligence is here to stay this time. It’s a third try to bring the subject to the forefront. It is here for the future, and it is here to stay because the world needs it. We are in the midst of war, preparation for defense, a dismal economic outlook, crime, killing, and so forth. We need it because if we continue the way we are going, we won’t be going anywhere for very long. Practically everything is disarray. Just name them: violence, shady politics, global warming, discrimination, abortion, women’s birth problems, men’s cancer. What is the solution? It is twofold. Equitably use the information we have and permit the human race to communicate and act in a reasonable manner. Through Artificial Intelligence, often referred to as AI, we have the key to managing our lives on a daily basis – worldwide.
There is a lot going on in the area of AI, as it’s called. Young people all over the place are into it. New software is being developed. There is a generative AI system named ChatGPT developed by a company named OpenAI that has done a good job with new developments. What is a manager to do.
A company named IBM is in the field with a system called IBM Watson, that operates out of the cloud is also in the game. In fact, this book can give you some insight into what is going on. It contains three snippets on ChatGPT, IBM Watson, and Data Science that are included at the end of the book.
Instead of business and government leaders having to tell us what they are going to do, we can and will be addressing that subject through AI.
AI is a systems concept, not a single piece of software you can buy at a local store. Can you imagine a kid telling you they have computers and AI, meaning software apps. You will be able to obtain AI capability but it needs to be blended into the infrastructure to its host organization. A good example is the Watson System developed by IBM. It can, will, and has done wonders with design and analytics, but you probably will need some help in employing the computational infrastructure. There are already competition systems but Watson is mentioned because it beat some Jeopardy! champions at their own game.
So, here is what we are providing to you with in this book. A straightforward description of the subject of AI that is easy to read. No more and no less. You can jump into this book at any point and get something out of it. In addition, you will get a quick survey of Service Science. After all, Artificial Intelligence is a service
In the best sense of the word.
The book is not expensive and something you would enjoy giving to a relative or friend. The book adheres to the author’s principle of no sex, no violence, and no bad language. It is accessible to all readers. This need not be said for a book of this type, but I like saying it.