"Like it or not, artificial intelligence is here to stay. This book is timely and provides readers with the knowledge needed to understand the concepts behind AI—and also with the critical tools needed to use it successfully in their own companies."
"The business world is going through an unprecedented level of change that is both fast and fundamental. Change always brings confusion. To this brave new AI–driven world, Anastassia Lauterbach and Andrea Bonime-Blanc bring much-needed clarity and structure with a laser-like precision. It is this precision that strategists need to design the next generation of successful processes and business models."
"For anyone wishing to embark on their own deep learning, this book offers a sober and comprehensive look at the frontier of AI, and a roadmap for navigating its impact. Recommended reading whether you're into supervised or unsupervised learning."
"The printing press, the Internet, and now AI. This book is a remarkable organization and analysis of this vast, dynamic, and absolutely critical issue, replete with keen observations and practical advice spanning basic research, board strategy, and cyber security. Organizations that hope to thrive even in the relatively near future will find this book to be an invaluable tool as they plan and implement their strategy."
"This work is an extremely impressive compendium of the history of artificial intelligence, the nuance of various methods, and the implications of evolutions in the technology to various applications in modern business. The breadth of research and depth of understanding conveyed are valuable to students, practitioners, and consumers alike."
"Anastassia Lauterbach and Andrea Bonime-Blanc have masterfully captured the opportunities presentd by AI in the business world. More iportantly they have provided a unique glimpse into the future by identifying governance and compliance considerations that boards and executive management will need to tackle in a responsible manner. This rare insight can and should help shape the strategic direction of AI implementation and is a must-read for companies planning to leverage AI."
"Everyone has the right to be scared, or even critical, of artificial intelligence. But this book allows the reader to get these attitudes under control. Its authors take you on a journey through the AI world. They show how AI is already a part of our lives and will be even more so in the future. The book presents practical recommendations for how to prepare yourself and your business for this technological revolution. It leaves the reader convinced that AI will change the way we do business and will become an integral part of our future. Therefore the question is not if, but how we can prepare ourselves and our businesses to be integrated players in this new world. To get started the authors offer us a roadmap to become AI natives."
"This book is simply excellent! I really enjoyed it. If you are a beginner, this book takes you through the basics of machine learning and artificial intelligence and does a great job de-mystifying much of the jargon that is thrown around all too casually. If you are not a novice, you will still get a great deal out of this book as the authors clearly articulate the social, ethical, and governance issues that we are all going to be faced with. I highly recommend this book— it is one of the must-read books of our time."
"AI has now reached a level of maturity to impact each of our businesses and personal lives. Understanding AI is now a business imperative for every executive and director. Read this book to separate all the hype from facts and learn practical ways to improve your business performance. Board members need to understand the content of this book to adequately execute their governance and fiduciary responsibilities."
"Artificial intelligence is poised to completely upend the way we do virtually everything. The consequences—including unintended consequences—are massive and the stakes for getting it right are high. Understanding this phenomenon is critical for every business leader. Lauterbach and Bonime-Blanc have done the seemingly impossible—made a complex and wide-ranging subject digestible, understandable, and actionable. I've already applied the learnings from this book to my work and personal life. This is a must read for every board member and leaders across institutions and industries. I can't recommend it highly enough."
"AI impacts are expanding at an increasing pace into all facets of business and society. The authors have put together rigorous research, insightful points of view, and a prescriptive structure for leaders to create their own AI path. This ambitious work gives the reader a broad overview of AI which would be a time-consuming and costly endeavor to do on one's own."
"This has become my favorite go-to book for artificial intelligence that I have started to share with my business network. AI is an area of hyper growth and fluidity; is extremely difficult to provide clarity, focus, and organization to interested readers. Anastassia Lauterbach and Andrea Bonime-Blanc have just done that by making this book not only relevant to first-time AI readers but also a great source of reference for everyday needs."
"If you want to learn all about AI—the conceptual, the practical, the applications, all in the context of governance—then you must read this book. Written with great clarity for everyone from board members and CEOs to start-up entrepreneurs and students."
"Lauterbach and Bonime-Blanc's book The Artificial Intelligence Imperative is a must read for management and boards of all companies. For corporate directors who may not be savvy in this space, it's a good tutorial but more importantly, I like that it outlines the questions directors should be asking and provides a successful governance approach to AI. You want to be an effective board? Then understand how artificial intelligence can keep companies competitive."