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The Alignment Problem - Machine Learning and Human Values (Hardcover) Loot Price: R491
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The Alignment Problem - Machine Learning and Human Values (Hardcover): Brian Christian

The Alignment Problem - Machine Learning and Human Values (Hardcover)

Brian Christian

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Today's "machine-learning" systems, trained by data, are so effective that we've invited them to see and hear for us-and to make decisions on our behalf. But alarm bells are ringing. Recent years have seen an eruption of concern as the field of machine learning advances. When the systems we attempt to teach will not, in the end, do what we want or what we expect, ethical and potentially existential risks emerge. Researchers call this the alignment problem. Systems cull resumes until, years later, we discover that they have inherent gender biases. Algorithms decide bail and parole-and appear to assess Black and White defendants differently. We can no longer assume that our mortgage application, or even our medical tests, will be seen by human eyes. And as autonomous vehicles share our streets, we are increasingly putting our lives in their hands. The mathematical and computational models driving these changes range in complexity from something that can fit on a spreadsheet to a complex system that might credibly be called "artificial intelligence." They are steadily replacing both human judgment and explicitly programmed software. In best-selling author Brian Christian's riveting account, we meet the alignment problem's "first-responders," and learn their ambitious plan to solve it before our hands are completely off the wheel. In a masterful blend of history and on-the ground reporting, Christian traces the explosive growth in the field of machine learning and surveys its current, sprawling frontier. Readers encounter a discipline finding its legs amid exhilarating and sometimes terrifying progress. Whether they-and we-succeed or fail in solving the alignment problem will be a defining human story. The Alignment Problem offers an unflinching reckoning with humanity's biases and blind spots, our own unstated assumptions and often contradictory goals. A dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, it takes a hard look not only at our technology but at our culture-and finds a story by turns harrowing and hopeful.

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Imprint: W W Norton & Co Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2020
Authors: Brian Christian
Dimensions: 244 x 165 x 43mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 496
ISBN-13: 978-0-393-63582-9
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Philosophy of science
Books > Computing & IT > Social & legal aspects of computing > Impact of computing & IT on society
Books > Social sciences > Psychology > Cognition & cognitive psychology > General
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Neurosciences
Books > Computing & IT > Applications of computing > Artificial intelligence > General
LSN: 0-393-63582-1
Barcode: 9780393635829

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