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The Resource A human's guide to machine intelligence : how algorithms are shaping our lives and how we can stay in control, Kartik Hosanagar

A human's guide to machine intelligence : how algorithms are shaping our lives and how we can stay in control, Kartik Hosanagar

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A human's guide to machine intelligence : how algorithms are shaping our lives and how we can stay in control
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A human's guide to machine intelligence
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how algorithms are shaping our lives and how we can stay in control
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Kartik Hosanagar
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humans guide to machine intelligence
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how algorithms are shaping our lives and what we can do to control them
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eng
Summary
A Wharton professor and tech entrepreneur examines how algorithms and artificial intelligence are starting to run every aspect of our lives, and how we can shape the way they impact us Through the technology embedded in almost every major tech platform and every web-enabled device, algorithms and the artificial intelligence that underlies them make a staggering number of everyday decisions for us, from what products we buy, to where we decide to eat, to how we consume our news, to whom we date, and how we find a job. We've even delegated life-and-death decisions to algorithms--decisions once made by doctors, pilots, and judges. In his new book, Kartik Hosanagar surveys the brave new world of algorithmic decision-making and reveals the potentially dangerous biases they can give rise to as they increasingly run our lives. He makes the compelling case that we need to arm ourselves with a better, deeper, more nuanced understanding of the phenomenon of algorithmic thinking. And he gives us a route in, pointing out that algorithms often think a lot like their creators--that is, like you and me. Hosanagar draws on his experiences designing algorithms professionally--as well as on history, computer science, and psychology--to explore how algorithms work and why they occasionally go rogue, what drives our trust in them, and the many ramifications of algorithmic decision-making. He examines episodes like Microsoft's chatbot Tay, which was designed to converse on social media like a teenage girl, but instead turned sexist and racist; the fatal accidents of self-driving cars; and even our own common, and often frustrating, experiences on services like Netflix and Amazon. A Human's Guide to Machine Intelligence is an entertaining and provocative look at one of the most important developments of our time and a practical user's guide to this first wave of practical artificial intelligence
Summary
A Wharton professor and tech entrepreneur demonstrates how algorithms are making a plethora of everyday decisions for humans and reveals the dangerous biases they can bring out, explaining how they work and why they sometimes go rogue
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Hosanagar, Kartik
Dewey number
006.3
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Artificial intelligence
  • Algorithms
  • Expert systems (Computer science)
  • Artificial intelligence
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adult
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how algorithms are shaping our lives and what we can do to control them
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A human's guide to machine intelligence : how algorithms are shaping our lives and how we can stay in control, Kartik Hosanagar
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Originally published: New York : Viking, 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. One THE ROGUE CODE -- 1.Free Will in an Algorithmic World -- 2.The Law of Unanticipated Consequences -- pt. Two ALGORITHMIC THINKING -- 3.Omelet Recipes for Computers: How Algorithms Are Programmed -- 4.Algorithms Become Intelligent: A Brief History of Al -- 5.Machine Learning and the Predictability-Resilience Paradox -- 6.The Psychology of Algorithms -- pt. Three TAMING THE CODE -- 7.In Algorithms We Trust -- 8.Which Is to Be Master--Algorithm or User? -- 9.Inside the Black Box -- 10.An Algorithmic Bill of Rights
Control code
000066881979
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780525560906
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(paperback)
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on1127545129
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1127545129
Label
A human's guide to machine intelligence : how algorithms are shaping our lives and how we can stay in control, Kartik Hosanagar
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking, 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. One THE ROGUE CODE -- 1.Free Will in an Algorithmic World -- 2.The Law of Unanticipated Consequences -- pt. Two ALGORITHMIC THINKING -- 3.Omelet Recipes for Computers: How Algorithms Are Programmed -- 4.Algorithms Become Intelligent: A Brief History of Al -- 5.Machine Learning and the Predictability-Resilience Paradox -- 6.The Psychology of Algorithms -- pt. Three TAMING THE CODE -- 7.In Algorithms We Trust -- 8.Which Is to Be Master--Algorithm or User? -- 9.Inside the Black Box -- 10.An Algorithmic Bill of Rights
Control code
000066881979
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780525560906
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
on1127545129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1127545129

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