Review of AI in Your Life! By Chai the AI Bot

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Review of AI in Your Life! By Chai the AI Bot

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "AI in Your Life! By Chai the AI Bot" by Nisha Talagala.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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According to a data blog by World Bank, in 2017, 42 percent of the world’s population was under the age of 25. Coincidentally, the people in this demographic were born after the first smartphone was invented. With the rapid advances in technology, it can seem normal to ask a phone for the weather forecast in your area or directions to your friend’s house. AI in Your Life! by Chai the AI Bot is a children’s book that introduces Artificial Intelligence (AI), the technology behind these everyday conveniences.

Although Chai guides the reader through the pages, the author is Nisha Talagala. She is the CEO of AIClub, “a group of technology experts, teachers, and parents, who are passionate about helping our kids learn, enjoy technology, and imagine what they can create with it for themselves and a better future.” This group has published other books that focus on AI in specific areas, such as health, space exploration, and caring for the Earth.

This 47-page booklet has colorful pages, and the font is bold and easy to read. Chai explains how AI works when talking to digital assistants like Siri or Alexa and how Netflix knows which movies to recommend. The pages also touch on GPS (the Global Positioning System) and self-driving cars. There is an activity page early in the book that checks the reader’s understanding of the basics introduced. The answers are given on the same page spread, so it doesn’t take much time to correct any misinterpretations.

At the end, there are other activities, such as puzzles and games. My favorite is the one where the reader can create their own AI bot; they can draw it, name it, and decide what it will do to help them. I like this exercise because it encourages a child to think of new functionality that can enhance their life. It shows them that the creative process never ends.

There is nothing I dislike about this informative and engaging read, but unfortunately, I must deduct one star from the rating because of the number of grammatical errors. They were minor errors—missing punctuation and capitalization—that did not distract from the reading experience.

I, therefore, rate AI in Your Life! 3 out of 4 stars. This overview of how AI is used will give young readers a greater appreciation for the technology supporting daily tasks they take for granted. I recommend this activity book to children 8 to 12 years old. Younger readers may understand the overall idea, but they may not be able to differentiate the AI uses covered in the exercises.

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I am tired up seeing such perfect books lose one star because of some grammatical or punctuation errors. This book explains the complex topic of Artificial Intelligence in such an easy and fun way. Thanks for the great review!
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The books seems to be eye-opening to this complex topic which can not be avoided in this generation of ours. Thanks for the review. I want try it.
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What a beautiful educational tool. Thanks for a great review.
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As the world advances in technology, there is every need for kids to be aware of what the world is turning into. Great review.
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A children books that explains such beautiful phenomenon to children in an easy way with beautiful illustrations is magnificent. Great job!
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Ethan Howe wrote: ↑01 Oct 2021, 08:06 The books seems to be eye-opening to this complex topic which can not be avoided in this generation of ours. Thanks for the review. I want try it.
This read was interesting and educational. I would also like to try some of the other books in the series. Thank you for your comment.
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Medhansh Bhardwaj wrote: ↑01 Oct 2021, 04:43 I am tired up seeing such perfect books lose one star because of some grammatical or punctuation errors. This book explains the complex topic of Artificial Intelligence in such an easy and fun way. Thanks for the great review!
It really does explain AI in a way that is easy to understand: by using examples of our everyday life. Thank you for your visit.
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Niens Now wrote: ↑01 Oct 2021, 16:42 What a beautiful educational tool. Thanks for a great review.
It is a great tool. The other books in the series look interesting too. Thank you for your comment.
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Nazzy_ wrote: ↑01 Oct 2021, 18:51 As the world advances in technology, there is every need for kids to be aware of what the world is turning into. Great review.
Yes, being aware of what we’re using is very important. Thank you for your visit and your comment.
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Mtibza eM wrote: ↑02 Oct 2021, 06:07 A children books that explains such beautiful phenomenon to children in an easy way with beautiful illustrations is magnificent. Great job!
Yes, the author made this complex subject easy to understand. The examples of everyday activities were relatable and described AI well. Thank you for your comment!
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This book will spark a child's imagination and I love that about it. To bring out such a not-so-easy subject in an easy manner... Thanks for the wonderful review!
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C Janet wrote: ↑03 Oct 2021, 04:25 This book will spark a child's imagination and I love that about it. To bring out such a not-so-easy subject in an easy manner... Thanks for the wonderful review!
The author (and the AIClub) do a great job of making AI easy to understand: they discuss things the kids are very familiar with like Siri, Alexa, and Netflix.
Thank you for your comment, C Janet!
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This seems like a very instructive book regarding technology, and not only for the young and curious minds. I loved reading your insightful review!
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this sounds like a informative not only for children, I might learn something reading it to my child. interesting book, great review
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