Chapter 1. Introduction

Jason Griffey


Chapter 1 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 55, no. 1), "Introduction"

This chapter introduces readers to the concept of artificial intelligence (AI). Jason Griffey discusses the history of AI, definitions surrounding the topic, the current state of AI technology, problems and biases, and the goals of this issue of Library Technology Reports.

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