You Look Like a Thing and I Love You by Janelle Shane audiobook

You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It's Making the World a Weirder Place

By Janelle Shane
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Voracious, Little, Brown, Hachette Book Group 9780316525244
5.56 Hours Unabridged
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AI is everywhere. It powers the autocorrect function of your iPhone, helps Google Translate understand the complexity of language, and interprets your behavior to decide which of your friends' Facebook posts you most want to see. In the coming years, it'll perform medical diagnoses and drive your car--and maybe even help our authors write the first lines of their novels. But how does it actually work? Janelle Shane, a scientist and engineer, is also the go-to contributor about computer science for the New York Times, Slate, and the New Yorker. Through her hilarious experiments, real-world examples, and illuminating cartoons, she explains how AI understands our world, and what it gets wrong. More than just a working knowledge of AI, she hands readers the tools to be skeptical about claims of a smarter future. A comprehensive study of the cutting-edge technology that will soon power our world, YOU LOOK LIKE A THING AND I LOVE YOU is an accessible, hilarious exploration of the future of technology and society. It's ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY meets THING EXPLAINER: An approachable guide to a fascinating scientific topic, presented with clarity, levity, and brevity by an expert in the field with a powerful and growing platform.

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Summary

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A BookPage Best Book of the Year

AI is everywhere. It powers the autocorrect function of your iPhone, helps Google Translate understand the complexity of language, and interprets your behavior to decide which of your friends' Facebook posts you most want to see. In the coming years, it'll perform medical diagnoses and drive your car--and maybe even help our authors write the first lines of their novels. But how does it actually work?


Janelle Shane, a scientist and engineer, is also the go-to contributor about computer science for the New York Times, Slate, and the New Yorker. Through her hilarious experiments, real-world examples, and illuminating cartoons, she explains how AI understands our world, and what it gets wrong. More than just a working knowledge of AI, she hands readers the tools to be skeptical about claims of a smarter future.


A comprehensive study of the cutting-edge technology that will soon power our world, YOU LOOK LIKE A THING AND I LOVE YOU is an accessible, hilarious exploration of the future of technology and society. It's ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY meets THING EXPLAINER: An approachable guide to a fascinating scientific topic, presented with clarity, levity, and brevity by an expert in the field with a powerful and growing platform.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“She’s the perfect tour guide to explain what machine learning can and can’t do—and why it’s already affecting your life. I can’t think of a better way to learn about artificial intelligence, and I’ve never had so much fun along the way.” Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author
“What better way to explain AI than through examples of what it can and cannot do? Shane is an expert at this and…her writing style is also so approachable that anybody, not just the engineer-minded or the tech-savvy, can understand the often abstract concepts she details.” Ars Technica
“An accessible primer…Wry observations about the often-hilarious failures of artificial intelligence to comprehend human contexts.” Publishers Weekly
“This accessible guide to AI and machine learning cuts through the techno-hype…You Look Like a Thing and I Love You should be essential reading.” Booklist
“Irresistibly funny and compelling.” Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools

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Author

Author Bio: Janelle Shane

Author Bio: Janelle Shane

Janelle Shane has a PhD in engineering and a masters in physics. Her graduate research was in the applications of high-powered lasers, and as her day job, she designs artificial reality for insects. In her spare time, she experiments with training an AI to understand humans.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 5.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English