Brennan Pursell, MBA, PhD is Professor of Business and History at DeSales University and the founding director of the Applied AI Program. He teaches a wide range of courses in the undergraduate and MBA programs and provides consulting services to businesses large and small. Outsmarting AI is his fifth book. He lives with his family in the greater New York metropolitan area.
Joshua Walker, considered a pioneer in the emerging field of law and computer science, is the co-founder of both CodeX (Stanford Center for Legal Informatics) and Lex Machina—one of the first practical legal AI companies, regularly used by many of the Fortune 500, law firms, and all three branches of the US government. He is also the author of “On Legal AI” and is seeking to help architect the next generation of AI tools for regular folks. He and his family are based in San Francisco, California.
Pursell breaks down the myths associated with Artificial Intelligence (AI), talks generally about AI implementation, and makes suggestions about the application of AI in businesses and everyday life. This book is written not solely for the technologically minded, thus the text is not heavy with AI language, but is more accessible because of its rather compact (with just six chapters) nature. However, the work could have benefited from real-world examples of AI implementation showing how the misconceptions have been conquered rather than just theoretical examples. VERDICT Recommended for general readers curious about AI, and business owners interested in implementing AI to realize a ROI (return on investment).