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The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity

The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Webb, Amy

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We like to think that we are in control of the future of artificial intelligence. The reality, though, is that we--the everyday people whose data powers AI--aren't actually in control of anything. When, for example, we speak with Alexa, we contribute that data to a system we can'...t see and have no input into--one largely free from regulation or oversight. The big nine corporations--Amazon, Google, Facebook, Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, Microsoft, IBM and Apple--are the new gods of AI and are short-changing our futures to reap immediate financial gain. 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--are 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 don't share our motivations, desires, or hopes for the future of humanity. Much more than a passionate, human-centered call-to-arms, this book delivers a strategy for changing course, and provides a path for liberating us from algorithmic decision-makers and powerful corporations.
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ISBN 9781541724419
Released NZ 14 May 2019
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781541724419
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint PublicAffairs,U.S.
Released 14 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Webb, Amy
Category Information Technology Industries
Artificial Intelligence
Impact Of Computing & IT On Society
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 303.4834
Weight 400g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Artificial intelligence - Social aspects, Artificial intelligence - Economic aspects, Internet industry - Social aspects, Social responsibility of business
NBS Text Computing: General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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