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Read My New Book

Press Kit

Information for media is available on-screen below and to download. This includes contact details in UK and India for further information, such as interview requests, review copies and book extracts.

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The Press Kit contains

Book Details
Testimonials & Reviews
Author Profile
Author Images (hi-res & web)
Interview Questions
Press Contacts

Book Details:

“AI & Machine Learning” 


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Product Information 

Title: AI and Machine Learning 

Author: Was Rahman 

Series: Sage Essentials 

Publisher: SAGE Response 

ISBN-10: 9353884411 

ISBN-13: 978-9353884413 

Format: Paperback & ebook (Kindle, Kobo, Google, Apple) 

Length: 180 pages 

Dimensions : 13 x 1 x 21 cm 

Language: : English

Buying Information 

UK, EMEA, APAC: www.wasl.ink/AIMLBookUK 

India: www.wasl.ink/AIMLBookIN 

Americas: www.wasl.ink/AIMLBookUS 

Available online from most retailers e.g. Amazon, Flipkart, Kobe, Google Play Books, Apple Books, Foyles, Blackwells, Waterstones, Barnes & Noble, WHSmith etc. 

Book Images

AI & Machine Learning by Was Rahman
AI & Machine Learning by Was Rahman
AI & Machine Learning by Was Rahman
AI & Machine Learning by Was Rahman

Testimonials & Reviews


“Among the best books I've read in recent years”

“If you are looking for an introduction to Artificial Intelligence, this is the book - rigorous, but not mathematical; simple, yet profound. I have no hesitation in saying that it is among the best books I have read in recent years.”

Professor CT Kurien (retired)
Former Director & Chairman, Madras Institute of Development Studies
Former National Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research

An important & accessible book at a critical time for humanity & thinking machines

“Was Rahman's Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is a must read! It will appeal to a wide range of readers, including my philosopher Dad and my psychology student niece, and has a great deal of relevance and application to my work in sports and media. Rahman takes us on a fascinating tour of the history of AI, key terms and concepts, how AI and ML are used today, and ends with a futurist look at what may happen next. An important and accessible book at a critical time for humanity and thinking machines”

Anna Lockwood
Head of Global Sales, Telstra Broadcast Services

“An excellent source of answers and questions that are comprehensible and usable by people at all levels of the knowledge”

“AI & ML are key components and driving forces behind the Fourth Industrial Revolution that is influencing, changing our personal and professional lives. This book is an excellent source of answers and questions that are comprehensible and usable by people at all levels of the knowledge, interest and involvement spectrum.”

Larry Hirst CBE
Former Chair, IBM EMEA
Member & former Chair, Imperial College Data Science Institute Board

Author Profile


In 30 words 

Was Rahman is CEO of AI Prescience, an AI research and consulting firm. He has over 30 years global experience using data and technology to improve business performance, particularly AI. 

In 50 words 

Was Rahman is CEO of AI Prescience, an AI research and consulting firm. He has over 30 years global experience using data and technology to improve business performance, particularly AI.

Was writes extensively on technology in business, for mainstream and academic audiences. Find his work at Amazon and Medium.

In 80 words 

Was Rahman is CEO of AI Prescience, an AI research and consulting firm. He has over 30 years global experience using data and technology to improve business performance, particularly AI.

Was writes extensively on technology in business, for both mainstream and academic audiences. You can find his work at Amazon, Medium and ORCID. 

His research interests include: the impact of AI on organisational decision-making; effective AI ethics and governance; and the role of AI in new forms of social division. 

In 300 words 

Was Rahman is CEO of AI Prescience, an AI research and consulting firm. He has over 30 years global experience using data and technology to improve business performance, particularly AI. 

Was writes extensively on technology in business for mainstream and academic audiences. Find his work at Amazon, Medium and ORCID. 

His research interests include: the impact of AI on organisational decision-making; effective AI ethics and governance; and the role of AI in new forms of social division. 

In business, Was has worked with large corporates, start-ups and SMEs around the world, advising CEOs, Boards and Investors. He has held leadership roles at Accenture, Infosys and Wipro, managing business in the US, EU and Asia Pacific. He has also run start-ups and raised funding. 

For governments, Was has briefed UK and Indian political leaders and officials on technology industry policy. In 2008, he was appointed sector specialist for the UK Government, advising Ministers and their teams on the global technology industry, and establishing UK-India technology partnerships.

Was graduated in Physics at Oxford, then studied Computer Science for his Masters at Coventry. His AI and data science education is courtesy of Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Amazon and Google among others. He has been a guest lecturer at Oxford’s Saïd Business School, Cambridge’s Judge Business School, London Business School and IIT Madras.

An experienced speaker, Was has chaired and participated in numerous international conference sessions. He has been invited to speak at events organised by institutions including the IoD, NASSCOM, the Financial Times and the Governments of India and UK. He has participated in and supported many high profile international events, including the inaugural World Economic Forum “Young Global Leaders” meeting, and the UK Prime Minister’s launch of London's Tech City.

Outside work, he can be obsessive about coffee, photography, classic cars and music. 


Interview questions


  1. What exactly is AI, and how does it differ from Machine Learning?

  2. Is it really possible to understand how AI works without strong maths skills?

  3. Tell us a little more about how AI is present all around, without us necessarily realising?

  4. Will AI be able to prevent future pandemics like COVID?

  5. What are the biggest benefits AI will provide the general public?

  6. What are the biggest challenges facing society in general from AI?

  7. How will jobs and the workplace be affected by AI?

  8. What advice do you have for those starting their careers, given how AI is transforming the workplace?

  9. Should we be worried by stories about AI discriminating against people based on gender, race or wealth?

  10. Is AI creating a new form of “haves” and “have-nots”, based on wealth, social status or where people live?

  11. Can AI become as or even more intelligent than humans?

  12. How real is the threat of AI “taking over”, as predicted in some movies and science fiction?


Press Contacts



Media Enquiries 

UK & Rest of World (except India) 

Press Team,

AI Prescience

E: press@aiprescience.com 

T: +44 20 8938 37252 

India 

Tanu Dogra 

Atika Gupta PR & Communications Services 

E: socialtanu@gmail.com 

T: +91 88 0028 8678 

Online Information 

Author/Book Website 

www.wasrahman.com 

Social Media 

LinkedIn:

linkedin.com/in/wasrahman/ 

Facebook:

facebook.com/wasrahman 

Twitter:

twitter.com/wasrahman