Garry Kasparov's 1997 chess match against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue was a watershed moment in the history of technology. It was the dawn of a new era in artificial intelligence: a machine capable of beating the reigning human champion at this most cerebral game. That moment was more than a century in the making, and in this breakthrough book, Kasparov reveals his astonishing side of the story for the first time. He describes how it felt to strategize against an implacable, untiring opponent with the whole world watching, and recounts the history of machine intelligence through the microcosm of chess, considered by generations of scientific pioneers to be a key to unlocking the secrets of human and machine cognition. Kasparov uses his unrivaled experience to look into the future of intelligent machines and sees it bright with possibility. As many critics decry artificial intelligence as a menace, particularly to human jobs, Kasparov shows how humanity can rise to new heights with the help of our most extraordinary creations, rather than fear them. Deep Thinking is a tightly argued case for technological progress, from the man who stood at its precipice with his own career at stake.
©2017 Garry Kasparov (P)2017 Hachette Audio
The "blasted heath" they called it. Five acres of grey desolation, like a sore eaten into the land. West of Arkham, the hills rise wild. There are dark little glens where the trees hang precariously and where thin brooklets trickle, never having been touched by sunlight. There was once a road over the hills and through the valley, but people ceased to use it. The old folk have died or gone away, and the farms and villages are slowly decaying back into dark woods and narrow clearings. A family died up there. Of a poisoned well.... PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2015 Atlanta Radio Theatre Company (P)2015 Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
When the world's greatest consulting detective is faced with the return of his greatest foe, he must spring into action! Along with his allies, Dr. John Watson and Irene Adler, the famous Sherlock Holmes navigates his way through London's dark underbelly. What is the infamous Professor James Moriarty up to? How is the queen involved? And why does a man named Gutierrez have a Cockney accent? Find out in this raucous comedy musical audio drama! A multicast, fully soundscaped musical audio drama.
©2016 Atlanta Radio Theatre Company (P)2016 Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
The classic Robert Louis Stevenson tale of pirates, buried treasure, and adventure on the bounding main! Join Jim as he tells of his experiences at sea with the legendary pirate Long John Silver as they seek Captain Flint's buried gold! A multicast, fully soundscaped audio drama presented in five episodes. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2017 Atlanta Radio Theatre Company (P)2017 Atlanta Radio Theatre Company