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
Title
A human's guide to machine intelligence
Title remainder
how algorithms are shaping our lives and how we can stay in control
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Kartik Hosanagar
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 own experiences designing algorithms professionally, as well as on examples from 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 the fatal accidents of self-driving cars; Microsoft's chat-bot Tay, which was designed to converse on social media like a teenage girl, but instead turned sexist and racist; 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 is a practical user's guide to this first wave of practical artificial intelligence."--Jacket
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Hosanagar, Kartik
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q335
LC item number
.H675 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Artificial intelligence
  • Algorithms
  • Expert systems (Computer science)
  • Artificial intelligence
  • COMPUTERS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Algorithms
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Expert systems (Computer science)
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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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Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-251) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part one. The rogue code. Free will in an algorithmic world ; The law of unanticipated consequences -- Part two. Algorithmic thinking. Omelet recipes for computers : how algorithms are programmed ; Algorithms become intelligent : a brief history of AI ; Machine learning and the predictability-resilience paradox ; The psychology of algorithms -- Part three. Taming the code. In algorithms we trust ; Which is to be master : algorithm or user? ; Inside the black box ; An algorithmic bill of rights -- Conclusion: The games algorithms play
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780525560883
Lccn
2018054792
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)1041767531
  • (OCoLC)on1041767531
Label
A human's guide to machine intelligence : how algorithms are shaping our lives and how we can stay in control, Kartik Hosanagar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. The rogue code. Free will in an algorithmic world ; The law of unanticipated consequences -- Part two. Algorithmic thinking. Omelet recipes for computers : how algorithms are programmed ; Algorithms become intelligent : a brief history of AI ; Machine learning and the predictability-resilience paradox ; The psychology of algorithms -- Part three. Taming the code. In algorithms we trust ; Which is to be master : algorithm or user? ; Inside the black box ; An algorithmic bill of rights -- Conclusion: The games algorithms play
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780525560883
Lccn
2018054792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1041767531
  • (OCoLC)on1041767531

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