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The Big Nine : how the tech titans and their thinking machines could warp humanity.

Author: Amy Webb
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2020. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In this book, Amy Webb reveals the pervasive, invisible ways in which the foundations of AI - the people working on the system, their motivations, the technology itself - is broken. Within our lifetimes, AI will, by design, begin to behave unpredictably, thinking and acting in ways which defy human logic. The big nine corporations may be inadvertently building and enabling vast arrays of intelligent systems that  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Webb
ISBN: 154177373X 9781541773738
OCLC Number: 1106174912
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover and ebook by PublicAffairs in March 2019"--Title page verso
Description: 324 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Ghosts in the machine. Introduction : before it's too late ; Mind and machine : a very brief history of AI --
The insular world of AI's tribes --
A thousand paper cuts : AI's unintended consequences --
Part II. Our futures. From here to artificial superintelligence : the warning signs ; Thriving in the third age of computing : the optimistic scenario ; Learning to live with millions of paper cuts : the pragmatic scenario ; The Réngōng Zhìnéng Dynasty : the catastrophic scenario --
Part III. Solving the problems. Pebbles and boulders : how to fix AI's future.
Responsibility: Amy Webb

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A call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on its head.  Read more...

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